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White House Watch: Trump 40%, Clinton 39%

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Hillary Clinton’s post-convention lead has disappeared, putting her behind Donald Trump for the first time nationally since mid-July.

    The latest weekly Rasmussen Reports White House Watch shows Trump with 40% support to Clinton’s 39% among Likely U.S. Voters, after Clinton led 42% to 38% a week ago. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson now earns seven percent (7%) of the vote, down from nine percent (9%) the previous two weeks, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein picks up three percent (3%) support. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording,click here.)

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch
     
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    The big story is that the Libertarians THINK that Johnson will get 15% in the polls - which would qualify him for the debates. According to the OP above - he only has 7%
     
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    I believe if a party has endorsed you then you should be included in all debates regardless of the percentage number.
     
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    Then there would be a dozen candidates on stage. You'll have some that are beyond the fringe.
    That makes no sense.
     
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    Remember that one R- Debate when Dr Carson said he wanted someone to say something bad about him, so he would have a chance to respond.
     
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    I know Rev. is most desperate for Clinton not to be elected and is searching for sources that point toward his being pleased. But seriously, Rasmusson has a poor track record in its polling.

    Remember this headline:

    Latest Rasmussen Polls Project Romney To Win 279+ Electoral Votes

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/10/29/romney-rasmussen-win-election/

    Obama actually won 332 electoral votes. Romney received 206 electoral college votes.

    I would not us a huge amount of faith in Rasmussen.

     
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    Would that include the Muslim Brotherhood Political Party? There is one here in the US.
     
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    The leftist media makes the rules.
     
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    Actually, its an agreement between the Republican and Democratic parties.

    Each candidate (or authorized rep) must sign a debate agreement. Part of the agreement is that they will not engage in any debate other than the ones authorized by COPE.
    Candidates can not address each other. In addition, rules state how big the podiums are, how far apart....
    The agreement is several pages long.
     
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    Uh huh. And the goal is the same...to limit the exposure of the public to third party candidates.
     
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    The League of Women voters pulled out because the Parties demanded to many specifics.

    This is a VERY interesting article about the LoWV
     
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