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February 26, 2021

Mask Pollution – Where are the Environmentalists? By Brian C. Joondeph

Masks are now a seemingly permanent staple of American life with no end in sight. Mask recommendations change like spring weather, from none to one to two or more, all based on flimsy evidence from the “follow the science” crowd.

February 11, 2021

With Trump Gone, So Are the Old COVID Rules By Brian C. Joondeph

What a difference an election makes, one president leaves and a new one takes over, with COVID rules changing on a dime.

January 11, 2021

Are Republicans Now Waking up to their Political Suicide? By Brian C. Joondeph

Elected Republicans, taking their voters and current events for granted, reading only the Washington Post and watching CNN, have squandered their political relevancy, perhaps permanently. Through their foolish attempts to “reach across the aisle” or act in a more “dignified” manner than their party leader, President Trump, they have now lost the platform Trump gave them, acting dazed and confused as to what happened.

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December 11, 2020

No ‘Next Time’ for GOP If It Doesn’t Challenge Voter Fraud Now By Brian C. Joondeph

Many establishment Republicans, particular of the NeverTrump variety, are telling us it’s time to move on from the 2020 presidential election. They promise future electoral reform and holding the cheaters accountable, with a better outcome in 2024.

October 26, 2020

Are the Polls Trending for Trump? By Brian C. Joondeph

Several weeks ago, presidential opinion polls showed Joe Biden with a double-digit lead over Donald Trump, like the supposed lead Hillary Clinton enjoyed four years ago. Despite prognostications of an almost certain Clinton victory, reality provided a different story ending.

Will the big media be right this election cycle, or are they repeating their folly from the last election?

October 16, 2020

Without Polls, Would Biden Still Be Winning in a Landslide? By Brian C. Joondeph

As the 2020 presidential election nears, polls portend a landslide victory for the Biden/Harris ticket.

Biden had a 16-point lead over Trump in an early October CNN poll. The Opinium and Guardian poll from days ago gave Biden a 17-point lead. Even Rasmussen Reports, one of the most accurate pollsters in 2016, showed Biden still leading Trump by five points this week, admittedly a drop from 12 points the week before.

October 8, 2020

Presidential Opinion Polls – The Measured vs. The Observed By Brian C. Joondeph

With the 2020 presidential election only weeks away, increasing attention is focused on opinion polls to pick the winner. In 2016, most pollsters were wildly wrong, predicting a Hillary Clinton landslide victory over Donald Trump.

October 1, 2020

Trump Won the Debate – With his Base By Brian C. Joondeph

Presidential debate number one was a slugfest, with President Trump coming out swinging. Poor Joe Biden didn’t know what hit him. He has granted few interviews during the campaign season, with scripted questions and answers on a teleprompter but no body slams from the likes of Trump the Barbarian.

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September 18, 2020

Beyond the Polls, Trump is Sitting Pretty By Brian C. Joondeph

Labor Day is in the rear-view mirror meaning that the presidential campaign is in full swing. With less than two months until the big day, the electoral winds appear to be blowing in President Trump’s direction.

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September 3, 2020

When Democrats Act Like COVID Is A Crisis, I’ll Believe It’s A Crisis By Brian C. Joondeph

Watch what people do, not what they say. Politicians who say one thing and do another are called hypocrites, but perhaps they have inside knowledge that the average person does not possess.

August 18, 2020

Is the Media Gaming The Polls for a Post-DNC ‘Surprise’? By Brian C. Joondeph

Conventional wisdom suggests that presidential election polls will tighten as the election approaches. In the summer ahead of an election, most voters are not paying close attention to the campaign, and opinion polls many months ahead of the election are designed more to influence rather than reflect public opinion.

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July 23, 2020

Presidential Polls Are Déjà Vu All Over Again By Brian C. Joondeph

If you listen to the mainstream media, the election is over. Joe Biden has an insurmountable and growing double-digit lead over President Trump for an election that is still over three months away.

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July 10, 2020

NeverTrumpers Turn Their Backs On A Lifetime of Conservatism By Brian C. Joondeph

The so-called NeverTrumpers opposed Donald Trump’s Republican Party nomination in 2016 because they believed he was unfit for the presidency. He had not paid his dues as a senator or governor. He wasn’t part of the Republican in-crowd. He was Caddyshack character Al Czervik, played by Rodney Dangerfield, a skunk at the GOP’s country club garden party.

June 25, 2020

Media Learned Nothing From 2016 Polling Fiasco By Brian C. Joondeph

For months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, the media was confidently predicting Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in a landslide. They clung to this narrative even when the election was all but over.

May 18, 2020

Polling Data the Media Doesn’t Want You to See By Brian C. Joondeph

Polls are designed to reflect the opinions of a group of people at a moment in time. A small sample of individuals is asked for its opinion regarding a particular issue, and hopefully this small sample is representative of the larger population.

April 6, 2020

Has President Trump Risen to the Challenge? Ask the Polls By Brian C. Joondeph

Some say adversity creates character, but in reality adversity reveals character. At the highest levels of leadership, today’s challenges are massive with economies and lives riding on every decision. These are not the times that make great leaders but instead reveal them.

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February 20, 2020

Walk On The Wild Side – Attending A Bernie Sanders Rally By Brian C. Joondeph

Bernie Sanders came to Denver last weekend, and my family, Republicans all, decided to attend his Sunday night rally. It was a true walk on the wild side in the form of opposition research.

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January 23, 2020

POTUS Popping in the Polls By Brian C. Joondeph

Watch cable news, particularly CNN or MSNBC, and hear how the “walls are closing in” on President Trump. Impeachment is underway, a solemn and sober process, celebrated by House Speaker Pelosi handing out autographed pens during the impeachment article signing ceremony. One would think she was signing landmark legislation like the Civil Rights Act given the pomp and circumstance.

December 20, 2019

Deck the Polls with Boughs of Folly By Brian C. Joondeph

Christmas is rapidly approaching. Traditional Christmas carols have been replaced by insipid pop ballads played incessantly on “holiday” radio stations. As “Deck the Halls” is now politically incorrect with its reference to donning one’s gay apparel, I took some liberty with the song title to review recent opinion polls.

December 13, 2019

No, I Don’t Wish Trump Would Stop Tweeting By Brian C. Joondeph

When speaking to Republicans casually about news and politics, the conversation eventually winds its way to President Trump. The dialogue is typically civil, unlike when trying to talk to hard left Democrats about politics, which is about as satisfying as having a root canal.