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So the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both charges, mostly as expected. I’d like to pose a question to the Ricochet community, and I hope you’ll take a moment to respond: As a conservative, how do you view the vote on the second article related to abuse of power in the Ukraine call? […]

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One good martini and two crazies for you today! Join Jim and Greg as they note a new USA Today poll showing President Trump winning national head-to-head polls against five different Democratic hopefuls. Kamala Harris contends a new Fox News poll showing more support for impeachment means that Fox News viewers are turning on Trump, and Jim and Greg try to decide whether Kamala doesn’t know how polling works or if she’s just being dishonest. And they have plenty to say as longtime GOP political operatives launch a new venture supposedly committed to rescuing the Constitution by helping Democrats defeat Trump and other Republicans.

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Tee hee! The two top vote-getters are Old White Men. More

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America breathe a sigh of relief after an ISIS-inspired terror plot targeting Maryland’s National Harbor was stopped. They also take a look at the recent polls in Virginia and speculate as to how state Democrats are mired in horrible scandals yet the voters want none of them out of office. And they not exactly surprised to learn that former Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid was caught in multiple falsehoods in claiming a fitness company’s negligence was responsible for his bizarre facial injury four years ago. Reid’s case has been thrown out.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a new poll showing nearly 60 percent of Americans supporting President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan and even more backing the idea for those fired at the FBI. They also unload on CNN after after the cable network used anonymous sources to report that President Trump knew of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians before it happened and claimed Cohen attorney Lanny Davis did not comment for the story. Davis now says he was the anonymous source and got the story wrong, but CNN stands by its story. And they have fun with New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon demanding the room temperature to be 76 degrees for her debate against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who likes the room to be much colder.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to see a new CBS poll showing that a strong plurality of Americans believe families should stay together but be sent back to their home countries when they come to the U.S. illegally. They also slam Rep. Maxine Waters for suggesting protesters should loudly confront every Trump administration cabinet member whether in restaurants or at the gas station. And they categorically reject columnist George Will’s call for conservatives to vote Democrats into the majorities of the House and Senate as punishment for Republicans who refuse to stand up to President Trump.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo for pointing out that nuclear threats from North Korea are no big news for the tiny island, and that Americans there should go about their business as they would on any other day. However, Jim and Greg still have some reservations about the idea of North Korea firing missiles designed to land just 20 miles off Guam’s shores. And they throw up their hands in reaction to a new survey showing that more than half of Republicans would support postponing the 2020 elections if President Trump wanted to assure that only eligible voters took part. They are exasperated both at the response and for pollsters asking a worthless hypothetical question in the first place.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Culture, Not Money, Drove White Working Class to Trump

 
Attendees at a Trump rally recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Donald Trump was elected President because angry, white, working-class voters wanted more jobs, bigger paychecks, and a larger slice of government cheese. At least that’s been the conventional wisdom, claimed by coastal journalists and amplified by social commentators.

But a new survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic magazine seems to disprove that narrative. The largest motivation to pull the lever for Trump came not from pocketbook concerns, but cultural ones:

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America groan as Aetna announces it will pull out of Virginia and Iowa’s last insurer is leaving most of the state for the individual marketplace. They’re stunned as more Republicans tell pollsters they trust the government to do the right thing more than Democrats do. And they react as an MSNBC contributor declares that anyone who doesn’t rely on government is elitist.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a new survey showing the vast majority of Trump voters are satisfied or pleasantly surprised by his performance thus far, despite news reports to the contrary. They also roll their eyes at suggestions that today’s special House election in Georgia is somehow a national referendum on Trump or the GOP. And they’re not at all surprised to learn that higher minimum wages in San Francisco are leading to more restaurant closures.

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The results of the latest Ricochet poll were interesting, though as with any poll of this sort it can only capture so much. The poll of the Ricochetti’s first choice candidates may be the most deceptive. I can’t be the only one left asking “What about my 2nd/3rd/4th choice candidate? I’ve spent most of the election rooting […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Where Do You Stand on Trump Now?

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 16.15.29Back in late March — by which point the Republican Primaries had narrowed to Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor John Kasich — we had a poll asking members where they stood on the candidates and whether they could support the then-frontrunner. The results: at that point, Ted Cruz was the preferred candidate of 91 percent of members who took the poll, and 59 percent of members said they could not vote for Trump if he were the nominee.

Given how circumstances have changed, we thought it was time for a follow-up poll that gauged members’ support for the presumptive nominee, and asked those on both sides of the matter — as well as those who are leaning one way or the other — to better describe their reasoning. As before, this poll makes no pretense of scientific accuracy, but is intended to shed some light on where members of The Smartest Conversation on the Right™ find themselves.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Swing State Pizza

 

My new favorite website is Brandwatch, which I know is a business and trying to get companies to pay for their research, but a lot of the fun stuff is free. Essentially, they monitor social media so you don’t have to. And they find out stuff.

Stuff about pizza.

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Welcome to the first of a series of monthly polls measuring the Ricochetti’s preferences when it comes to candidates to be the GOP’s 2016 nominee for president. If your preferred candidate is not on the list, please enter his, her, or its name in the “other” field (pro-top: your toaster is never going to get […]

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Presidential Poll Click the Link to vote for your candidate –  Presidential Poll . The poll will run through Friday and then I’ll post the results. (If you can, please leave a comment [even a blank one with a “!” or something], so that it generates interest. Thanks) More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Military Gives Obama a 15% Approval Rating

 

The Military Times released a poll today showing that President Obama’s standing has crumbled among active-duty service members. Just 15% of respondents approve of the Commander in Chief’s job performance, down from an already low 35% five years ago.

Owned by Gannett Co., Inc., the Military Times tries to soften the blow by blaming the horrendous numbers on Obama’s social engineering, despite no poll data leading to that conclusion:

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