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Commentary By Fran Coombs

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April 26, 2018

New RINOs Could Spell Trouble for the GOP

Are a lot more GOP voters Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) these days?

April 17, 2018

The Liars Say We’re Outliers – Again

Here they go again.

The anti-Trump media in its typical pack fashion has begun criticizing Rasmussen Reports in recent days. Why? Because President Trump likes the job approval numbers we’re reporting.

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January 20, 2017

Welcome to Trump’s America

It’s Day One of the presidency that will Make America Great Again or the first day of the presidency of the most unqualified political charlatan in history, depending on whom you talk to.

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January 2, 2017

Is This Obama’s Last Political Gasp?

What is President Obama up to?

November 9, 2016

Issues Matter After All

The media created a false narrative about the 2016 presidential campaign, and most polling reinforced it.

November 8, 2016

Why Pollsters Disagree

The ultimate outsider is challenging the ultimate insider, and it’s driving the pollsters crazy.

October 10, 2016

The ‘D’ Word and the Debate

Discipline was the word for last night’s second presidential debate.

September 27, 2016

And The Winner Is…

Hyper-competent bureaucrat vs. changemaker – that’s the choice Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump laid out for Americans at their first debate.

September 22, 2016

This Race Is Down to the Debates

It’s hard to remember a time when the debates were so critical to the outcome of a presidential election.

July 21, 2016

Trump Defies GOP Convention

Call it the unconventional convention.

June 24, 2016

Is Trump Already A Third-Party Candidate?

Events in recent weeks suggest that Donald Trump is already running a third-party candidacy.

June 6, 2016

The Undecideds Have It

Right now Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are going nowhere.

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May 25, 2016

Does Hillary Clinton Have A Gender Gap Problem?

A lot of men don’t like Hillary Clinton. Or at least that’s what our polling seems to suggest.

May 4, 2016

The Battle of the Negatives Is About to Begin

Barring an act of God, both major political parties now have their presidential nominees, and the mud’s about to fly.

April 20, 2016

Clinton vs. Trump - The Hand We’ve Been Dealt

The presidential contest that no one ever expected and many claim not to want is back on track and coming to your ballot box this fall.

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April 6, 2016

Kasich Plays the Spoiler

Why is John Kasich still in the race for the Republican nomination?

His shutout in yesterday’s Wisconsin Primary shows there’s no groundswell of support for a non-angry, traditional Republican candidate in the race despite all the bad things he, the media and other prominent GOP officials have had to say about Donald Trump. There’s a perception that Ted Cruz is picking up some momentum, while Trump’s momentum is slowing. But Kasich? Forget it.

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March 16, 2016

Now What Do the GOP Elites Do?

The problem all along for the Republican elites opposed to Donald Trump is that they have no second act planned, and things just got worse for them after his latest collection of primary wins yesterday.

With Trump now over halfway to the delegate total needed to claim the GOP nomination and roughly 80% of Republican voters expecting him to be their nominee, are the elites going to continue their vicious advertising campaign against the billionaire businessman? Will Mitt Romney be joined by other prominent Republicans on the campaign trail to denounce Trump? At what point will GOP voters begin to wonder whether they – and not Trump – are the ones being opposed by the ostensible leaders of their own party?

February 24, 2016

Get Over It, GOP: Trump’s the Nominee

Donald Trump carried the Nevada Republican caucus yesterday by a two-to-one margin over his nearest rival, Senator Marco Rubio. It was his third state win in a row after his narrow second-place finish in the initial Iowa caucus and strongly suggests that the most improbable presidential candidate in years is ready to “run the table” through the remaining primaries.

February 10, 2016

Forget New Hampshire: It’s Still Clinton vs. Trump

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as most polls projected, were the winners of the Republican and Democratic primary battles in New Hampshire, but where their respective parties go from here are two very different stories.

Consider Rasmussen Reports’ latest look at the Republican race nationally which we published on Monday. Trump still holds a double-digit lead over his closest rivals for the nomination. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are in a virtual tie for second place. Ohio Governor John Kasich, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire, earns six percent (6%) of the national GOP vote.

February 1, 2016

Iowa Votes: The Race Is Officially On

Democrats and Republicans in Iowa gather this evening to vote, and so begins the formal process for choosing the next president of the United States.