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Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:30 PM

Clinton still leads Dems and GOP candidates, despite onslaught: (HILLARY GROUP)

You would never know it by reading the mainstream media or watching this morning's or Sunday's cable news hosts and talking heads doing their usual negativity pile-on about Hillary Clinton's alleged troubles due to emails and a possible entry in the race, due to those alleged troubles, by Vice President Biden.

But current polling data show that former Secretary of State Clinton has substantial favorable ratings among Democrats and leads every GOP presidential candidate. So why have the media ignored these data expressing voter choices that are favorable to Clinton and focused only on the "distrust" and "unfavorables" data? Is there some impetus to prove that the "scandal" regarding emails is as serious as the media and the Republicans are trying to make it?

Here are the facts on Clinton's continued popularity among Democrats and strength in the general election vs. all Republican candidates...

I have three reasons why I believe the media and GOP piling on Clinton hasn't affected voter choices.

First, voters must make choices and most Democrats and most voters are choosing Clinton vs. the others. Data show that voters continue to see Clinton as a fighter for everyday Americans, someone who has been the subject media/Republican hyped-up bogus "scandals" before (remember Whitewater?), but has always bounced back and continued to fight for them.

Second, while many people say they have questions about the way Clinton has handled the emails controversy, they also seem to understand that 1) she violated no laws; and 2) there is no evidence that national security was harmed by her having a private, secure server. So what's the fuss about, other than media hype (again) and politics?

And third, men as well as women in this country happen to believe that it's about time America elected a qualified female president of the United States. Every other major democracy in the world has; only the United States hasn't ever.

Any opponent of Hillary Clinton, current or future, must understand the power of this historic opportunity, given Clinton's high qualifications for the office of president.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/251842-clinton-still-leads-dems-and-gop-candidates-despite via The Hill

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Reply Clinton still leads Dems and GOP candidates, despite onslaught: (HILLARY GROUP) (Original post)
DeepModem Mom Aug 2015 OP
ericson00 Aug 2015 #1
Tarheel_Dem Aug 2015 #14
Kath1 Aug 2015 #2
DeepModem Mom Aug 2015 #6
Kath1 Aug 2015 #9
Cha Aug 2015 #19
Kath1 Aug 2015 #22
Cha Aug 2015 #23
Kath1 Aug 2015 #24
Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #3
Dawson Leery Aug 2015 #4
Iliyah Aug 2015 #5
NanceGreggs Aug 2015 #7
DeepModem Mom Aug 2015 #8
Kath1 Aug 2015 #10
murielm99 Aug 2015 #12
Kath1 Aug 2015 #13
Tarheel_Dem Aug 2015 #15
MarianJack Aug 2015 #11
SunSeeker Aug 2015 #16
C Moon Aug 2015 #17
FloridaBlues Aug 2015 #18
leftofcool Aug 2015 #20
FloridaBlues Aug 2015 #21
Gothmog Aug 2015 #25

Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:36 PM

1. but the media says the opposite, so it must be true

 

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Response to ericson00 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 01:02 AM

14. The media & others are well paid to "say the opposite". n/t

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:37 PM

2. Most people realize this "scandal" is BS.

It has nothing to do with the issues.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:56 PM

6. I liked the point made that voters have seen these "bogus" scandals before...

going all the way back to Whitewater as an example. And they end up, of course, bogus, amounting to nothing. Maybe the GOP has finally overplayed their hand.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 11:06 PM

9. They have been trying to bring her down for years.

It hasn't worked. Most voters will see it for what it is - a smear campaign that has nothing to do with the issues.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 07:42 AM

19. Awesome, Kath! Thank you!



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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 09:12 PM

22. I just loved that!

I couldn't resist!

Glad you enjoyed it.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 09:49 PM

23. It goes so well with the look on her face..

Seriously get shite DONE!

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 09:52 PM

24. Indeed!

Just perfect! (And true.)

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:38 PM

3. To hell with the facts, facts are not important to those who spin the tales.

Grasping for air, going to go down another non scandal road.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:41 PM

4. You mean Gravis-R, Mitchell-R, and Quinnipiac-R

are all lying to hurt the Democrats?!? Say it isn't so! :Sarcasm:

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 10:43 PM

5. The onslaught of all negative towards of HRC

24/7. It was a time in HISTORY that all candidates cared about the USA, no more.

HRC does.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 11:00 PM

7. The most obvious issue, IMHO ...

... is that we are more than a year away from the GE, and the MSM is not going to put asses on the couch by saying, "Hillary is still the frontrunner" day in/day out.

There has to be something to talk about - and it has to be something that causes the usual audience to drop their Cheetos and take notice. And if that something is just made-up shit, it's not like the couch potatoes are going to know the difference.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 11:04 PM

8. LOL! Well said! n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 11:09 PM

10. Right on.

The media is all about ratings and advertising $ and facts be damned.

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 12:11 AM

12. We have to have a horse race,

or they are not happy. Ratings trump all else.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 12:15 AM

13. "Trump" all else.

That was excellent!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 01:04 AM

15. ^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 11:14 PM

11. Along these lines,...

...I believe that the negative media & Republican/teabagger attacks against HRC will fall as flat as little Rickie Santorum's career trajectory is much the same reason why the Willard/Eddie Munster's negative attacks and lying went nowhere against President Obama in 2012. Simply put, the attacks and BS has been so relentless and unchanging against her for so long, 23 years now, that they've simply become white noise and most of the population has become deaf to it.

Just my 2 cents, and quit possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 01:25 AM

16. She is the best candidate, the only Dem who can win in the general.

I guess stating the obvious doesn't get ratings or sell newspapers.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 01:30 AM

17. I like how you added (HILLARY GROUP). I wish DU would do that automatically for groups...

I don't always look up at the thread to see if it is in a group. Being lazy, I guess.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 07:13 AM

18. But we are told she's falling like a rock!!

Hope this nonsense stops soon. I have to laugh when people and media say 12-15 points ahead is a close race

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 07:56 AM

20. Hillary is the only candidate we have that can win the GE

Thus the reason for media/GOP/DU mud slinging

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 10:01 AM

21. I have to agree with you she is the only candidate that can win the GE

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 10:54 PM

25. Hillary Clinton continues to do well in the polls

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