#Republicans

Who are the early voters?

https://youtu.be/1cO1CApPKKU

Paul Murray runs through the numbers which tend to defy the media narrative that Democrats have dominated early voting.

‘B’arking ‘L’efty ‘M’adness

Is this the type of action that endears people to a cause? To be harassed at a cafe and have people flip the bird, hurl obscenities and demand innocent people not guilty of any crimes show solidarity!? Isn’t the whole point of solidarity to join voluntarily without coercion or duress.

As we keep saying – Keep it up. It is a free election advertising loop for Trump.

Newton’s third law tells us when one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.

RNC first night 6x viewers than DNC on C-SPAN but…

The Hill reported that

“Approximately 440,000 people tuned in to watch the first night of the virtual GOP convention on Monday, compared to just 76,000 views for the first night of the DNC on C-SPAN. “

The NY Post also reported,

“Last week’s 2020 Democratic National Convention tanked in the Nielsen ratings compared to the 2016 opening festivities where Hillary Clinton was crowned the nation’s first female presidential nominee…

…Viewership was down as much as 42% on the broadcast networks CBS, NBC and ABC…

…Most of the networks, including Fox, ABC and CNN, still averaged 18.68 million viewers, but that was a 28% plunge from the opening night of the 2016 DNC.”

But before we get carried away,

“In total, 15.8 million people tuned in for night 1 of the RNC across the cable news and broadcast networks, -29% from the opening night four years ago, when 22.5 million watched. For comparison, the first night of last week’s DNC drew 18.7 million viewers (which was itself down 27% from 2016)…

…Fox News also dominated the key news demographic of people aged 25-54, in which the network scored 1.6 million viewers. That’s around 1 million more than its closest rival CNN, which delivered 600,000 in the demo.

Fox Corp.’s cable news outlet led the night with 7.06 million total viewers, more than triple the number who tuned to the channel last Monday.”

Could it be that voters are already committed to their choice and disinterested in any more media spun noise?

Quick reference guide to the policy positions of the Democrats vs Republicans

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Thanks YN for the flag.

Rasmussen – GOP vs Dems re Police

Rasmussen Reports has put out a poll on how the presidential candidates identify on the side of the police. No real surprise at the results.

66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump identifies more with the police in violent protests situations. Just 11% think he identifies more with the protesters, while 15% say he tries to be impartial…

…By contrast, 60% believe most national Democratic leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi identify more with the protesters in violent protest situations. Only 8% feel they identify more with the police. 23% think they try to be impartial…

…55% of voters think most reporters identify with the protesters in violent protest situations. Just 5% say most reporters identify more with the police, but 30% believe most try to be impartial…While 77% of Republicans and 54% of unaffiliateds think most reporters identify with the protesters in violent protests situations, only 37% of Democrats agree.

51% of voters believe government policies and practices encourage violent crime in some cities and states more than others. Just 24% disagree, while another 24% are undecided…But 66% of all Americans oppose reducing the police budget in the community where they live…61% believe violent crime will go up in communities that defund the police.”

Pre & Post COVID-19 voter registration trends

Democrat-leaning pollsters, TargetSmart, note that there has been a shift in the trend of voters registering for the Democrats & Republicans.

In Maine, 59% of new voters registered as Democrats pre-coronavirus — but only 40% have done so in the months since.

Democratic Party declines were also seen in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania according to TargetSmart.

Politico reported that in the swing state of Iowa, new voters helped the GOP retake the statewide lead in all voter registrations last month.

We are not talking big numbers to be fair but is this shift indicative of the manner in which the Democrats have conducted their behaviour with respect to lock-downs and lack of proactivity surrounding the George Floyd protests (and riots)?

We will be interested to see how these trends change as we inch closer to the election.

Senate Democrats refuse to condemn mob violence

True colours. This isn’t even a bill. Republican Senator Mike Lee lambasted Senate Democrats for not condemning mob violence in a proposal for a non-binding resolution. The reason was that they refused was because the Democrats wanted President Trump specifically noted despite the fact that the resolution spoke of “all elected officials.

As Senator Lee said, “People are being shot! Businesses are being looted. Innocent Americans are being attacked and threatened. Lives are being ruined. Communities are burning!…the woke ideology depends on federal money…the mob hates America on America’s dime…it’s time to cut off their allowance…the American people would be very interested to know who stands for them.”

For as horrible many on the left think President Trump is, if these are the standards of the opposition party, do Americans see them as a platform for any voter to aspire to?

Another WaPo fact check blows up in its face

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You have to hand it to the left. The Washington Post decided to challenge the claim made by President Trump that the cities where all of the violent crime was happening were Democrat-controlled.

True to form the left-leaning newspaper wrote, “It’s not clear how Trump is defining “most dangerous” in this context. So let’s look at two related sets of data compiled by the FBI: most violent crime and most violent crime per capita…The most recent data to that effect is from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report covering the first half of 2019. The cities with the most violent crimes are many of the most populous cities in the country, as you might expect. Those with the highest rates of violent crime are from a range of different states.”

The stats came out as in the chart. In overall terms, 17 of the top 20 cities with violent crime were Democrat-controlled, 2 were independent and 1 Republican.

In terms of per 10,000 inhabitants, 19 out of 20 were Democrat-controlled with one independent run.

Technically a lie, but the correlation is striking.