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This Week In Polls: Dawn Of The Donald!

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This Week In Polls: Dawn Of The Donald!


The polls that have come out this week show a clear pattern: Donald Trump is on the rise among Republicans. And that might just be the party’s worst nightmare.

This is especially unfortunate given the Republican Party’s need to reach out to Latino voters. The Univision poll found that only 17 percent of Latinos have a favorable view of Trump, compared to a whopping 71 percent who view him unfavorably. In addition, 32 percent said they thought Trump’s comments represent the GOP as a whole. That’s a number Republicans can’t really afford to see grow any further.

Back to the primary race itself, the new Fox News poll has Trump at 18 percent among Republicans, followed by Scott Walker at 15 percent, Jeb Bush 14, Rand Paul 8, and Marco Rubio 7.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has 59 percent, Bernie Sanders 19 percent, Joe Biden 8 percent, and 1 percent each for Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb. (Note: Vice President Biden is not currently in the presidential race, but was included in the poll.)

Fox also asked respondents about Trump’s infamous comment that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems…They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

The pollster asked: “Setting aside how Trump worded his comments, do you think he’s basically right on this, or not?” Among registered voters, 44 percent said Trump was right, against 53 percent who say he is wrong — and for Republicans, 70 percent agreed with The Donald, to 27 percent who did not.

It’s worth noting that Fox asked all respondents: “What do you think should happen to the illegal immigrants who are currently working in the United States — do you favor deporting as many as possible or do you favor setting up a system for them to become legal residents?”

Among the general population, only 30 percent are for deporting as many as possible, against 64 percent who favor a system that allows them to become legal residents — but among Republicans it’s a dead heat at 46 percent for mass deportation versus 48 percent for legalization.

Another poll from Suffolk University and USA Today had Trump in first place for Republicans with 17 percent, followed by Bush at 14 percent, Walker 8 percent, Ted Cruz 6 percent, and Rubio 5 percent.

On the Democratic side, Suffolk/USA Today also had Clinton way ahead at 59 percent, Sanders with 14 percent, Biden 8 percent, Webb 2 percent, and less than 1 percent each for O’Malley and Chafee.

Monmouth University has Bush still in first place with 15 percent, followed close behind by The Donald at 13 percent, then Cruz at 9 percent, and 7 percent each for Walker and Mike Huckabee.

For the Democrats, Monmouth shows Clinton at 51 percent, Sanders 17 percent, Biden 13 percent, 1 percent each for Webb and O’Malley, and less than 1 percent for Chafee.

Trump’s personal favorability rating among Republicans also surged in the Washington Post/ABC News poll, with 57 percent favorable to to 40 percent unfavorable. This is way up from the previous poll in May, before The Donald got into the race, when 65 percent of Republicans viewed him unfavorably.

But among the general public, this same poll finds Trump’s favorable rating is a ghastly 33 percent, against an unfavorable rating of 61 percent.

Screenshot: Donald Trump via YouTube.



  1. Independent1 July 18, 2015

    It’s not just the American media that’s having a field day with Trump’s campaigning, his candidacy seems to be of interest around the world. Some NM readers may appreciate what the foreign press thinks of ‘The Donald’ running for president of America.

    Here are some excerpts from an article in The Washington Post recapping some of the comments from the international press:

    What the world thinks about our infatuation with Donald Trump

    The headline in The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom on the day of Trump’s June 16 blustering announcement read: “Trump: “I’m rich … so make me president.”

    John Niven in Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail wrote soon after Trump announced that the whole thing was hard to believe, drawing a metaphor from news Trump hired actors to cheer him on at his campaign launch: Ironically, this is exactly what America would become if Trump was to become president – a cast of extras following a lunatic around.

    Of course, this would all simply be hysterically funny if we didn’t have to return to what I meant earlier by saying I having mixed feelings about Trump’s candidacy for the position of world’s most powerful leader. There’s the tiny problem that we’re dealing with a country that not only elected Ronald Reagan but now thinks he was one of the greatest presidents in history. A country that elected not one but two George Bushes. A country now considering going again with a third Bush. That’s right – a country so deranged that Trump could actually win the bloody thing.

    Trust me, no one would be laughing then.

    The Australian published a letter on June 18 declaring:

    Reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump has two things going for his ludicrous push to spend his 70s in the White House – a bottomless war chest and endless self-delusion. His evidence for billing himself as the “most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far” was his ownership of a “Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney”. His qualifications to lead the world’s greatest democracy are threadbare. The Republicans will want to get the Trump sideshow out of the way as early as possible. The first primaries are not due for another nine months and until then, if he perseveres, Mr Trump will be a distraction from the serious contest of ideas the party and the US need.

    Simon Barber in South Africa’s Business Day used Trump’s launch as a stepping stone to criticize Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on July 16:

    If the whack job Donald Trump can top the opinion polls for the Republican nomination, as he was this week, chances are there’s a wave of populist Republican id rolling in for Cruz to catch as well, once Trump has had his moment.

    [Our Philip Bump agreed: Why Ted Cruz is defending Donald Trump]

    Go here for more on what the foreign press published:


    1. David July 18, 2015

      You are so right!! Obomo was the most qualified candidate we could have ever hoped for. Just look how his time in office our national debt and employment of working age Americans!

      1. jmprint July 19, 2015

        You are just upset that President Obama out performed the past, and even with his hands tied behind his back, he beeched slapped you republicans and continued his progress, history making accomplishments, and you just can’t stand that. Too Bad So Sad, suck it up and start wearing big boy underwear, remove those suspender and understand that you are no wholly rolly, and God already knows what you are going to type before you even conceive it.

        1. David July 19, 2015

          You are so right! One of his greatest accomplishments is the 30 hour work week!

          1. jmprint July 20, 2015

            I didn’t realize he owned a company. I thought companies were responsible for work schedules. You really need to get educated. Maybe you should vote Democrat so that you can use a little of that socialization on some edumacation.

  2. Dominick Vila July 18, 2015

    It is not just the Latino vote that the GOP should be concerned with, the entire world is broadcasting his remarks, and with the exception of bigots, nobody is impressed. The damage that Donald Trump has done to the image and credibility of the GOP is incalculable, and in many ways Republicans have nobody to blame for what is happening but themselves. After years of catering and pandering to the most radical elements in our society, they are now harvesting what they planted. As bad as Donald’s remarks are to the GOP, the worst part of his overt arrogance, political opportunism, and bigotry is that his comments are being interpreted by people worldwide as being representative of American values.

  3. charleo1 July 18, 2015

    Trump is the man, and the legend in his mind. The egocentric beating heart of the GOP. And the World knows what Trump is. He is everything that is wrong about the Right. And the Right, for their part, do love him so. He is one of them. He makes no pretenses at all. And they like that. They like that a lot. They see Trump as a man finally willing to get tough. Getting tough is a very popular sentiment on the Right. Especially when it comes to minorities, people of color, and the marginalized poor. As for themselves, they want these Brown uninvited vermin, these drug dealers, rapist, and job stealers, rounded up, and shipped back kit, and caboodle to wherever they came from. And they want their Donald to build a huge impervious wall, so when they take their Country back, it stays took back. And they want him to send the Mexican Gov. the bill. Oh Donald, how eloquently you speak for your Party!

    1. David July 18, 2015

      Kate Steinle’s family probably likes him.

      1. charleo1 July 18, 2015

        If they, like you, are willing to illogically visit the crimes of one man upon 12 million innocent others simply because of their shared immigration status. If that make any sense in their universe Trump will be their hero. What then should the Country determine about the state of mind of all White Southern males, based on the crime of one Dylan Roof? Is Mr. Trump willing to make the same comparisons? If not, why not? Or is Trump just another common Demagogue?

        1. David July 18, 2015

          No, Trump is worried about the 165,000 illegal aliens in our prisons for being criminals. Not counting the 36,000 convicted of violent crimes including murder, rape, and assault. But hey…let’s let vote!

          1. charleo1 July 18, 2015

            Is he worried? Or just a slick reality show huckster, using low brow politics, and race to gain attention, and like McCain said, “stir up the crazies?” I challenge you to not be a crazy. To use the good common sense God gave you. And do not allow this sleaze ball to make a fool out of you on immigration, and become an international embarrassment for the Country.

          2. David July 18, 2015

            God? God? What do you liberals know about our God? Talk to me when you clean up that cesspool Planned Parenthood. You people are slime.

          3. charleo1 July 18, 2015

            I see you don’t want to defend Trump anymore. Good for you!
            As for PPH. The more financially challenged women are covered under the Affordable Care Act, the less need there will be for it.

          4. David July 18, 2015

            Actually, Trump has about 5 billion reasons he doesn’t need my defense. He tells the truth and it frightens the Demorat sheeple.

          5. charleo1 July 18, 2015

            He doesn’t frighten me. I hope he gets the nomination!

          6. Jan123456 July 20, 2015

            Or, forms his own 3rd party candidacy if the GOP finds a way to kick him out!

          7. charleo1 July 21, 2015

            Right!!! If they kick him out, Trump making a third party run terrifies the GOP. Not as if he doesn’t know this. Not as if Trump
            is saying anything now, the GOP hasn’t been saying for the past six years. What? They didn’t realize how ugly it all sounded????

          8. Jan123456 July 21, 2015

            They did realize! They just couched it in terms that didn’t sound that way.

          9. Independent1 July 18, 2015

            Really, well Rupert Murdoch, the Fox News Mogul, doesn’t believe Trump tells the truth either – which is correct BECAUSE DONALD LIES!!!!!!!!

            Rupert Murdoch: ‘Trump Wrong’ on Mexican Immigrant Crime

            Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch called out Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Twitter Sunday, saying the real estate mogul is wrong to say Mexican immigrants – or any immigrants – commit more crime than legal residents.

            Mexican immigrants, as with all immigrants, have much lower crime rates than native born. Eg El Paso safest city in U.S. Trump wrong.
            6:03 PM – 12 Jul 2015

            Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/murdoch-trump-wrong-mexican/2015/07/12/id/654640/#ixzz3gJ1O6CoM
            Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!

          10. jmprint July 20, 2015

            Money is the root to ALL evil, so you really are not much of a Christian are you. You like what Trump has 5 billion dollars. Keep following the money, eventually it will take you where the Lord says.

          11. David July 20, 2015

            No, the Bible says money is “the root of all kinds of evil.” Tim. 10:6 NIV. Not ALL evil and not money IS evil. Read your Bible more often instead of supporting your brethren at Planned Parenthood.

          12. jmprint July 21, 2015

            The evil outcome is no different. Greed is evil. You are not a women so obviously you do not know the good works that Planned Parenthood has been doing for the last 4-5 decades. They are not just about abortion, they treat disease, even the type your friends get from prostitutes and take home to your wives. You know the adulterers!!!!!

          13. BillP July 18, 2015

            So Einstein tells us about the Planned parenthood cesspool. Are you referring to the doctored video in which over 8 minutes are cut? As for knowing about God you fraudulent Consevative Christians area.ways claiming God as your own. A true religion is open to all who want to join and be active members, not just your closed minded bigots. The God I was taught about when I was young was a caring and loving God not the one you claim, you hypocritical low information troll!

          14. David July 18, 2015

            Hurt because PP may not make quite as much profit selling fetal body parts? My God is mercy. Even when Demorats boo Jesus’ name at their national convention.

          15. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            And just to clarify that, the delegates at the Democrat Convention weren’t booing Jesus, they were booing someone trying to mix politics and religion, which shouldn’t be mixed. I’ll guarantee you that people who support the Democrats are far more Christian than those who support the GOP.

            That’s not to say that the Democrats are saints, nor that I agree with everything they do, nor that God agrees with everything they do; but at least the Dems do work to try and make life better for the poor – and they’re not constantly putting money above what’s best for their constituents and the country like Republican legislators are.

            For example, like initially refusing to provide funding for the victims of hurricane Sandy because they were trying to find someone they could shaft (like retirees) in order to supposedly pay for the help – when during Bush Jrs administration they had no trouble rubber stamping everything he asked for as he ran up 7 plus trillion in debts.

          16. David July 19, 2015

            17 trillion in debt now thanks to Obomo. Demorats are more Christian? Lmfao! Say that again with the blood of millions of aborted children on your hands. Murderous scum!

          17. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            You really are one misguided person. You clearly do too much listening to Faux News and other RWNJ outlets.

            Let’s start with the 17 trillion in debt: Reagan and the 2 Bushes are responsible for more than 90% of that: George Bush Jr. is personally responsible for at least 10 Trillion of it. Why?

            Because virtually all the debt that’s accumulated since Obama has been in office IS GEORGE’S FAULT!! George is the one who allowed over 10 million jobs to be killed and thousands of companies to go bankrupt which resulted in 1/2 a trillion of lost tax revenues during Obama’s 1st 2 years in office. Adding billions to our debt because you can’t just suddenly cut 1/2 a trillion out of a budget just like that that!!

            And it was George who passed a 1.4T budget to Obama, which he’s cut further and faster than any previous president being the smallest spending president since Eisenhower. But despite that, our debt has increased, BECAUSE GEORGE AND THE IRRESPONSIBLE GOP:

            .Started 2 wars that they didn’t pay for.
            .Enacted two unwarranted tax cuts that they didn’t pay for.
            .Enacted a Medicare drug benefit giveaway to Big Pharma that they didn’t pay for
            .Enacted several state mandates to the states like No-Child-Left-Behind that they didn’t pay for.

            Do you even realize that every bit of our deficits (debt) being added up today, is because of those unfunded pieces of legislation?? Had George and the irresponsible GOP Congresses found a way to pay for the tax cut that people earning under $400,000 today are STILL GETTING; and the Medicare drug benefit that is still adding billions to the deficit; and the state mandates which the Feds are still subsidizing but were never paid for THERE WOULD BE NO DEFICITS TODAY AND THE DEBT WOULDN’T STILL BE GOING UP!!!!!

          18. David July 19, 2015

            8 years and it’s still Bush’s fault!?!? That kind of excuse is why the voters drove out the Demorats in record numbers last November. That is why no Demorat running for office wanted Obomo to appear on their behalf. Godless vermin.

          19. jmprint July 19, 2015

            8 years of republican tea party bs. is what has us lagging.

          20. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            Why the voters drove out the Democrats???

            The only place voters in 2014 drove out Democrats were in RED STATES. The GOP LOST EVERY SENATE SEAT IN A BLUE STATE!!

            The 2014 election WAS A DISASTER FOR THE GOP!!


            GOP Columnist: The VERY Bad News FOR THE GOP in the GOP’s Midterm Victory

            A GOP strategist, columnist at the Houston Chronicle who goes by the handle GOPLifer, Chris Ladd, has declared that the week of the Midterm Elections “was a dark week for Republicans, and for everyone who wants to see America remain the world’s most vibrant, most powerful nation.” What the HELL! Where was he?

            In a careful analysis, Ladd builds a case: The Midterms of 2014 demonstrate the continuation of a 20 year old trend. Republicans are disappearing from the competitive landscape at the national level where the population is the largest utilizing a declining electoral base of waging, white, and rural voters. As a result no GOP candidate on the horizon has a chance at the White House in 2016 and the chance of holding the Senate beyond 2016 is vanishingly small.

            c) Voter turnout was awful. It was more awful for the Democrats but the GOP won 52 percent of 35 percent of the vote: in other words their mandate is 17 percent of the registered electorate (and 13 percent of those eligible to vote).

            d) Good news for the Democrats: They have consolidated their power behind the sections of the country that generate the overwhelming bulk of America’s wealth outside the energy industry.

            e) Voter suppression is working remarkably well, but that won’t last. They key is voter ID. Eventually Democrats will top whining and will help people get the documentation they need to meet confusing new requirements and obstructions. The whole “voter integrity” sham may have given Republicans a one or maybe two-election boost in low-turnout races, but the message to minority (but growing) groups is clear. We GOP don’t give a damn about you.

            And then he closed with this:

            “It is almost too late for Republicans to participate in shaping the next wave of our economic and political transformation. The opportunities we inherited coming out of the Reagan Era are blinking out of existence one by one while we chase so-called “issues” so stupid, so blindingly disconnected from our emerging needs that our grandchildren will look back on our performance in much the same way that we see the failures of the generation that fought desegregation. Something, some force, some gathering of sane, rational, authentically concerned human beings generally at peace with reality must emerge in the next four to six years from the right, or our opportunity will be lost for a long generation. Needless to say, Greg Abbott and Jodi Ernst are not that force. ‘Winning’ this election did not help that force emerge.”


          21. David July 20, 2015

            You are so right! Another election like 2014 and it will be the end of the Republican Party. DA

          22. Independent1 July 20, 2015

            My guess is you’re too clueless to get the message?? Keep living in your LA LA LAND!! (Remember, the vast majority of senate seats open for election in 2016 are in Blue States. And the GOP doesn’t stand a prayer of winning the presidency; because of the Blue Wall.)

          23. Independent1 July 20, 2015

            And if you don’t believe my comment about the Blue Wall, here’s an article from the Washington Post:

            The GOP’s major 2016 problem — in 3 maps

            Republicans have two major problems when it comes to winning presidential elections: demographics and the Electoral College. And as the 2016 election gets off the ground, both of these problems are getting worse.

            On the Electoral College front, Democrats quite simply have more electoral votes “in the bank” (i.e. safe blue states) and need to win fewer swing states than Republicans do. And demographically, the Democrats’ gains among Hispanic voters in particular pose a real long-term problem for Republicans, given this population is growing extremely fast and the white population is, well, not.


          24. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            And let me remind you – BANNING ABORTIONS DOES NOT IN ANY WAY STOP ABORTIONS!!




            13 of the 15 states with the highest rates of infant mortality and women dying in childbirth ARE ALL GOP-RUN STATES!!!!!!!!!

          25. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            And don’t forget this David!! The fact that the GOP MURDERERS are deliberately allowing thousands of Red State residents to die prematurely each year because they’ve refused to extend Medicaid to the less fortunate!!

          26. David July 19, 2015

            Isn’t that why the Demorats passed Obamacare? Wake up socialist!

          27. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            Isn’t that terrible?? Enacting just one more socialist program which has been shown to already have saved about 100,000 Americans from dying prematurely, and saved hospitals over 6 billion dollars and taxpayers billions of dollars in states across the nation.

            I’m going to list 11 current existing socialist programs that are part of all our lives. There are 64 more in a link I’ll post. Why don’t you tell me which ones you’d get rid of, and why adding one more is such A BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!!

            Well I hate to be the one to tell you, but Socialism, which you have been told to fear all your life, is responsible for all this…

            1. The Military/Defense – The United States military is the largest and most funded socialist program in the world. It operates thanks to our taxpayer dollars and protects the country as a whole. From the richest citizens to the homeless who sleep under the bridge. We are all protected by our military whether we pay taxes or not. This is complete socialism.

            2. Highways/Roads – Those roads and highways you drive on every single day are completely taxpayer funded. Your tax dollars are used to maintain, expand, and preserve our highways and roads for every one’s use. President Eisenhower was inspired by Germany’s autobahn and implemented the idea right here in America. That’s right, a republican president created our taxpayer funded, national highway system. This was a different time, before the republican party came down with a vicious case of rabies that never went away.

            3. Public Libraries – Yes. That place where you go to check out books from conservative authors telling you how horrible socialism is, is in fact socialism. Libraries are taxpayer funded. You pay a few bucks to get a library card and you can read books for free for the rest of your life.

            4. Police – Ever had a situation where you had to call the police? Then you have used a taxpayer funded socialist program. Anyone can call the police whether they pay taxes or not. They are there to protect and serve the community, not individuals. This is complete socialism on a state level, but still socialism all the same. Would you rather have to swipe your credit card before the police will help you?

            5. Fire Dept. – Hopefully you have never had a fire in your home. But if you have, you probably called your local taxpayer-funded fire department to put the fire out. Like police, this is state socialism. You tax dollars are used to rescue your entire community in case of a fire. It use to be set up where you would pay a fee every month to the fire dept. for their service. If you didn’t pay, they let your house burn down. Sadly, a man from Tennessee had this exact situation happen to him in 2011 because he didn’t pay his $75.00 fee. I guess that small town in Tennessee would rather let people’s houses burn down that resort to evil socialism. So don’t take for granted the fact that you have a 24/7 fire dept. to put out your burning home thanks to socialism.

            6. Postal Service – Like having mail delivered directly to your front door and paying next to nothing to send mail anywhere you want? Well it’s all made possible by socialism.

            7. Student Loans and Grants – Did you go to College? If you did, you family might not have been rich enough to pay your way through. So you got your education anyway through student loans and grants from the federal government at taxpayer expense. Of course you have to pay back the loans, but if not the government, did you know anyone else who was going to lend you tens of thousands of dollars? Probably not. So the taxpayers lent you the money and you paid it back with slight interest. The government grants you accepted were gifts from the taxpayer and the federal government that you did not have to pay back. Socialism got you through school.

            8. Bridges – Along with our highways, our government used your taxpayer dollars to build bridges. This allows the public to travel across rivers without having to sail or swim.

            9. Garbage Collection – Like having your garbage collected once a week instead of having to drive it to the landfill yourself? Thank socialism.

            10. Public Landfills – Taxpayer dollars are used to have places to dump all of our garbage that is collected by taxpayer funded garbage men.

            11. War – That’s right! War would not be possible without socialism. Your tax dollars are used to fight wars for your country. This is Big Government at it’s biggest. Private companies don’t attack other countries, at least not yet. Government is the only entity in America that can defend us from foreign enemies and our tax dollars are used for every second of it. Socialism has brought down Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Bin Laden. War may very well be the most socialist thing on this list.


          28. David July 20, 2015

            Truly an idiot!

          29. jmprint July 20, 2015

            Yes you are truly an idiot. You are Trumps idiot!

          30. jmprint July 19, 2015

            Yes to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

          31. jmprint July 21, 2015

            David the Democrats passed ACA, because too many like me could not afford the insurance premiums. How about you waking up, or at least take your blinders off for once.

          32. David July 21, 2015

            You can afford the premiums of the ACA and the deductible? And, don’t forget you are paying for coverge for a sex change if you are so inclined! Or at least the taxpayers are. Wait til you get to visit with your ‘death panel’.

          33. jmprint July 22, 2015

            David, my insurance premiums in 2010 were 1200 + deductible was 2500. Now I pay 750 and the deductible is the same, plus colonoscopies, breast cancer detection are covered as health preventatives and the cost difference is ALOT. And what if it cover for sex change, I don;t need it, but great for the person that does. And the death penalty, if I can’t function on my own, then I have lived a wonderful full of love life, so be it.

            You must be a computer troll, because these are the same arguments that have been proven over, and over to be false, but you are still repeating, you are a very good paranoid parrot.

          34. David July 20, 2015

            Is that before or after abortions are taken into account?

          35. jmprint July 21, 2015

            And again your blinders just cannot let you see the facts.

          36. jmprint July 19, 2015

            What about death row, your republican governors love the death row so much, look how many innocent people have been in prisons for years waiting for death.

          37. David July 20, 2015

            Quantify the number. Oh, you can’t? DA

          38. jmprint July 20, 2015

            All you have to do is read the Dallas paper, to get your response. Yes there are other forms of news besides Fox entertainment.

          39. David July 20, 2015

            Still can’t give us a number, eh?

          40. jmprint July 21, 2015

            You are intrigued with facts, but don’t adhere to them. Here is a list of a few:

            North Carolina: Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, charges dismissed in 2014

            The two brothers were 19 and 15 and both men were intellectually disabled when they confessed to rape and murder. They maintained their innocence since trial, saying they did not know they were signing a confession. In 2010 Brown contacted the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, which discovered DNA evidence that implicated another person. Both men were freed in 2014 based on the DNA.
            Alabama: Daniel Wade Moore, acquitted in 2009

            When Moore was originally found guilty for murder and sexual assault of Karen Tipton in 2002 he was sentenced to death by the judge overruling the jury’s original consensus. However, he was acquitted in 2009 when 256 pages of withheld evidence were finally revealed.
            Texas: Anthony Graves, charges dismissed in 2010

            Graves was convicted in 1994 of assisting Robert Carter in multiple murders in 1992. There was no physical evidence linking Graves to the crimes, and his conviction relied on Carter’s testimony that Graves was his accomplice, a claim Carter later recanted. In 2006 it was found that prosecutors elicited false statements and withheld testimony that could have influenced the jurors. A special prosecutor hired to re-examine the case said “we found not one piece of credible evidence that links Anthony Graves to the commission of this capital murder. He is an innocent man.”
            Florida: Seth Penalver, acquitted in 2012

            Penalver was arrested in 1994 for the brutal murder of three individuals. There was no physical evidence linking him to the murder; the only “evidence” police had was a poor-quality video in which the murderer’s face could not be seen. He remained in custody until 2012 when the jury at his most recent trial acquitted him of all charges.

          41. David July 21, 2015

            Hmmm…copied that from some limpwristed, whiny, sel-deprecating libtard rag? I did not come to debate capital punishment. I came to denounce the Demorats for their stance on abortion. Oh, by the way, their have been many Democrat governors of states that have inflicted capital punishment on convicts. E.g. Ann Richards, Texas.

          42. jmprint July 21, 2015

            Yes you come to pounce on women that have had abortions. You don’t realize what a women goes through, but you are willing to judge just the same. You are not God, God did not appoint you to throw rocks. You want to throw rocks start at your home, oh but you can’t because too many of your family and friends will get hit by them.

          43. David July 21, 2015

            I don’t judge them because they sin differently than I do. I detest the sin that they are committing. I detest my sins as well. As Jesus said, “What you do for the least of us, you do for me.”

          44. jmprint July 21, 2015

            “What you do for the least of us, you do for me.” But where do you read that He is speaking of the unborn, if you read further you will understand He is speaking of the born, the poor, the destitute, now tell me what you do for them.

            Your detest has no bearing on what issues women have to face. Your actions are against these women, a fetus will be aborted no matter, even if it means going to a back door alley Dr.

            If you detest your sins also, then like I said throw the stones at yourself and let women that are raped, abused, and tormented deal with their sin before God and not the judicial republican system.

          45. David July 21, 2015

            You and the rest of the libtards assume life begins at the 90th day of gestation. Unless you believe that a woman has the right to abort her baby at any time prior to birth.

          46. jmprint July 22, 2015

            Life begins when the child that is already born takes his first breath. Just like Adam, the bible tells you he was laying there a body of the ground, and didn’t get life until God breathed life into his nostril it was then that his soul was with him. Prior to birth the fetus cannot sustain life. Most abortions do not happen in late term, unless it is a matter of life or death life for the mother.

            Give it up, stop hurting these women intentionally. Your are not the fetus guardian, it won’t make a difference what you think, it will not bring you closer to God. A kind loving heart will that that.

          47. David July 22, 2015

            But a kind loving heart allows one to kill an unborn child? Hey, DA if you truly believe that life begins when a child takes its first breath, then you have some serious intellectual shortcomings. Late term fetuses can feel pain. Even the government restricts unlimited abortion after the first trimester. Geez…where are you coming up with this? I know, how about providing any Scientific support for the proposition that “life begins at the first breath”.

          48. jmprint July 22, 2015

            Allows one to kill unborn, but NOT the born as YOU DO. DS you are not God’s’ kepper. Late term fetuses can feel the pain, as well as the mom. You don’t read the post, like I said MOST late term abortions are due to health issues. GEES why are you a MAN do intrigued with the fetus, are you always up a women’s womb? Scientific is like religion, all depends on views. You are a pretender, you have no value in a child’s life after birth, you are just part of a movement that hates women, and immigration. Again, if you were concerned with death, you would be fighting against the death penalty, and if you were concerned with God’s Word, you would not condone adultery, so give up and go blow yourself.

          49. jmprint July 19, 2015

            You mean alla! (chingada)

          50. David July 19, 2015

            Allah is who Obomo worships.

          51. jmprint July 20, 2015

            You are really obsessed with our President, me too, I think he is really cool, not a cool- arrow like Trump.

          52. BillP July 21, 2015

            The video that claims PP was/is selling body parts was deliberately edited and over 8 minutes were cut. Must be some of that fair and balanced reporting that the right wing loves so much. The Democrats never booed God at the 2012 convention, that is just another example of bad reporting by right wing media. Here is what really happened:
            “It is also not true that DNC delegates “booed God”; they instead booed the outcome of a procedural issue when the results of a floor vote were seemingly ignored by the chair. As the New YorkDaily Newsreported of the incident that gave rise to this rumor:

            The Democratic leadership was inserting two changes into the platform: One to assert that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, one to put the words “God-given” back into the opening of the document.

            The chair, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, asked whether the changes — which, it should be noted, had the strong support of the President — should be adopted. He listened for the required two-thirds “Aye” voice vote from the floor. What he heard was much closer to a fifty-fifty split. He asked for another voice voice and heard the same split.

            Then, disregarding these votes, he announced, in the opinion of the chair, the “Aye”s had the two-thirds majority — clearly untrue to anyone watching and listening.

            And so, the “Nay”s booed the procedure, which asked them for their opinion and then ignored it.

            They did not boo Jerusalem. They did not boo God. Video of the incident bears out this version of events — the delegates did not boo when the amendments referencing Jerusalem and God were introduced, they did not boo when those amendments were seconded, they did not boo during any of the three voice votes on those amendments. They booed only at the conclusion of the entire process, to express their displeasure with the chairman for clearly ignoring the outcome of the vote:

            Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/giftbaskets.asp#CwD2VrI2cXB47yB2.99

          53. Independent1 July 18, 2015

            You need to wise up – the term Conservative Christian is an oxymoron. Nothing is further from being Christian than the GOP and those who support the party of the Devil.

          54. David July 18, 2015

            Hmmm…when did you dream that up? When you were booing Jesus’ name at the DNC?

          55. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            I didn’t dream up a thing. If there’s anything the GOP is all about it’s about money!! If they weren’t all about money, the GOP legislators wouldn’t be signing a pledge to a rich old guy that they won’t raise taxes on the rich by $1.

            And if God hates anything, it’s people who love worldly things LIKE MONEY!! Even Jesus’ brother James said: The love of money is the root of all evil!! And who equates to evil but the Devil!!!

            And just being conservative means that you’re more concerned about how decisions you make affect you than you are about how they may help someone else. And Jesus and others in the Bible make it clear – Love thy Neighbor as they self!! Think more highly of others than you do of yourself!! There’s absolutely no way that any true conservative can say they honestly conform to what that says. Otherwise they wouldn’t be supporting legislators who constantly work to cut funding for programs that help the poor and needy – Like SNAP and unemployment benefits and Social Security benefits for the disabled like they just did recently!!

            Sorry, The GOP is the party of the DEVIL!!

          56. Independent1 July 18, 2015

            And you need to wise up about abortions too – there are more abortions where abortions are banned than where there are safe clinics like Planned Parenthood who actually talk almost 250,000 women out of having an abortion. Which is part of the reason why abortions given our population today are less frequent than there were 2 decades ago.

            The only thing to be gained by banning abortions is increasing the number of them (because there won’t be clinics like Planned Parenthood to talk women out of them), and more women will be dying from botched abortions performed by quacks on the black market. If you have the notion that banning abortions is going to prevent women from having them – you’re clearly as stupid as I think you are.

          57. jmprint July 19, 2015

            And you people are slimier, cloaked in devils ware. Picking & twisting which of God’s Commandments to humiliate and deprive other humans. You are not doing God’s work, when you deprive children in need of a better life.

          58. David July 19, 2015

            You deprive them of their life…

          59. jmprint July 21, 2015

            You are confused. Can a fetus survive outside the womb?

            Can a child die of starvation and abuse?

            A fetus is a fetus not a child. Why do you think the phrase is: I am going to have a child. Going is future, not present.

            You have a hard on for abortion, because you feel it brings you closer to God or makes you a better man, NOT! If the love is not in your heart, you are just like the men Jesus preached about, you like to follow man’s word not God Word.

            You don’t have to try and prove with bible verses, I read my bible everyday, and have for as long as I can remember.

            Show me where Jesus says abortion is murder, and I will show you where adultery is just no different. Why are you not begging to change laws to inflict those that have abused this sin. Let me tell you why? Because you are probably one of those that has been married numerous times, or maybe it’s because most of the parishioners would be effected.

          60. David July 21, 2015

            Sin is sin. God doesn’t grade them.

          61. jmprint July 21, 2015

            God doesn’t grade! Are we in school. God already knows why a person commits a sin. He doesn’t need your clarification.

          62. jmprint July 19, 2015

            I second the notion.

          63. Independent1 July 18, 2015

            You mean he’s snot concerned at all about the 2.2 million native-born Americans, many of them who have far worse records than those illegals?? (When an illegal commits a crime, they’re generally far less egregious thanwhen a native born does)

            And Trump’s not concerned about the fact that native-born Americans are incarcerated 3 times more often than illegals?? And that native-born Americans, LIKE YOU, are more than 8 times more likely to commit a crime than an illegal?? HE SOUNDS PRETTY STUPID TO ME!!

          64. David July 18, 2015

            What is stupid is not doing anything about 36% of all Federal drug sentences are given to illegals; and, 47% of the prison population in California are Latins and half those are illegals. Why should anyone have to be victimized by an illegal alien? Many who have been deported and returned numerous times? Sell your whiney BS to the family of Kate Steinle.

          65. Independent1 July 18, 2015

            All Lies!! You get your data from too many right-wing propaganda sites that do nothing but tell LIES!!!!!!!!

          66. David July 19, 2015

            Kate Steinle didn’t “lie”. She was killed by one of your illegals. How do you justify this?

          67. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            Oh come on!! Get a life. I live in Maine – one of the lowest crime states in the country. And just this week – we’ve had 9 people shot for no reason at ALL BY NATIVE-BORN AMERICANS!!

            That’s one illegal immigrant out of 11 million!! Grow up!!

          68. jmprint July 19, 2015

            How do you justify your abuse of this family? My dad was killed by an illegal, but I don’t through his death around like it is the fault of all mexicans. You are just fueling ignorance.

          69. Independent1 July 19, 2015

            And to set the record straight, 35+% of the California population is Hispanic, and ONLY 17% of the CA prison population is Hispanic. You really need to start being careful about what websites you get your statistics from.

            San Diego, one of the cities with the highest percentage of illegal immigrants in its population, is one of the 10 cities in America that has seen the sharpest decline in its crime rate over the past 2 decades as the illegal population has gone up.

            Studies have shown, that America’s cities with the highest percentages of immigrants, including illegals, are the safest cities in America. Why do you supposed that the crime rates overall in America today are at the lowest levels in decades while the immigrant, including illegal population has grown. The facts totally dispute what Trump is saying!!!!!!!

          70. jmprint July 21, 2015

            You’re a fool, Trump uses illegals to gain more profits in his pocket. He worries about NO ONE. He is the devils advocate and you are a follower.

  4. FT66 July 18, 2015

    Those who are bashing Trump are wasting their time. Trump is here to stay. He is not going anywhere. He has informed his supporters already, he is attacked because he tells the truth and they believe him. It will be difficult to change their mind. We have to remember politics is all about selling what you have in mind. If folks buy it, then you emerge as a winner. This is exactly what Trump is doing.

    1. Robert Eckert July 18, 2015

      He doesn’t tell “truth”, he makes crap up or repeats what he hears from crazed bloggers, and blusters angrily if anyone points out facts to him. He is a narcissistic psychopath whose talk is mostly about his own greatness and how much people love him, and his insistence that he can turn factoids into “truth” because his god-like self is the one uttering them is all of a piece with that. He is of course attractive to a certain element, but his support has topped out.

  5. Louis Allen July 18, 2015

    Having agreed that Trump is, not only an idiot but also dishonest in his business dealings, I am still waiting for The National Memo to illuminate us about Kate
    Steinle’s murder in the “sanctuary city” of San Francisco and about
    TNM’s position on the recently proposed “Kate’s Law”, these issues being
    as important as the one discussed here.
    What about it, National Memo?

  6. Elliot J. Stamler July 19, 2015



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