Category Archives: Polling

Donkey Feed, Sept. 15, 2018

By Michael Bryan

Slip off your shoes and strap on the feedbag! It’s time for some Feed…

First, a cool tool: try BallotReady.org. You plug in your address and it will run down every candidate and their positions on the issues. You can even save a completed ballot to take with you to the polls with all your choices.Next, some graphical goodness: contrast the GOP’s tax bill, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the recently introduced Democratic alternative, the GAIN Act, in their impact on lower- and middle-income Americans, and ask yourself, which party has your back?

Now, some video fun: Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of the world’s largest hedge fund takes some time out from counting his lucre to explain how the economy’s cycles work. Trust me, it’s worth a half-hour of your time:

Maybe you’d like a new book to read? May I suggest two? The updated Impeachment: A Handbook, New Edition for what must be done to rid ourselves of a troublesome Trump? This book will be re-released on Sept. 18th. And Ray Dalio’s Principles: Life and Work. It’s not often you get the accumulated life experience of a billionaire to give you guidance and insight to live your best life. Dalio has also created a video series covering the principles in the book:

Now, just click Continue Reading for the rest of your Feed…

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New poll shows David Garcia 1 point behind Doug Ducey in Arizona Governor’s race

Republican Gov. Doug Duce-bag and Democratic candidate David Garcia

A new poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling shows Democratic candidate behind Republican incumbent Doug Ducey by just one point, according to 12News.

In a survey conducted in August, 44 percent of Arizona voters chose Ducey, while 43 percent chose Garcia. Only 13 percent of Arizona voters were undecided between the two candidates, according to Public Policy Polling.

The polling research included that 45 percent of voters surveyed disapprove of Ducey’s job as governor. It also pointed out that Garcia leads Ducey among Independents (46 percent to 36 percent), women (45 percent to 41 percent), and Latino voters (52 percent to 22 percent).

Public Policy Polling interviewed 554 Arizona voters on August 30 and 31. The survey’s margin of error is +/-4.2 percent. The polling group says the research was conducted on behalf of Garcia’s campaign.

Also see: Another New Poll: Sinema & McShifty in Dead Heat, Garcia Nearly Tied with Ducey

Another New Poll: Sinema & McShifty in Dead Heat, Garcia Nearly Tied with Ducey

Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McShifty.

Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McShifty.

A new Gravis Marketing poll finds Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in a dead heat with Republican Martha McShifty in the race for US Senate and — good news — Democrat candidate for Governor David Garcia is within 4 points of Republican Doug Ducey where the margin of error is 3.3 points.

Gravis, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 882 registered, likely voters in Arizona from Sept. 5-7. It found that Trump is very unpopular, with 47% saying they “strongly disapprove” of his job performance. This could become important because McSally has snuggled up close to Trump.

The entire nation is watching the Arizona race for US Senate, which has been marked by stupid, false and nasty attack ads by McSally. See McSally ad lies to denigrate the First Amendment rights of Americans.

US Congress member Sinema supports full access to healthcare. “We need to fix the parts of the system that are broken while protecting the things that are working — like ensuring coverage for the 2.8 million Arizonans with pre-existing conditions. We need to protect Medicare, Kids Care, and AHCCCS — critical programs that Arizonans count on for affordable, quality care. We need to fight back against misguided proposals like an “age tax” that would force Arizona seniors to pay up to five times more for their care,” she says on Tucson.com.

Sinema also supports improving health care for veterans, funding military bases in Arizona, citizenship for Dreamers and protecting federal funding for Arizona public schools.

McSally voted against Obamacare, for raising premiums for seniors and for abolishing coverage of pre-existing conditions.

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New Survey: Ducey Has 8% Lead in AZ Gubernatorial Race

AZ Gubernatorial Survey Statewide Garcia Ducey 2018

Data Orbital’s ballot test for the Arizona Gubernatorial Race, between incumbent Republican Governor Doug Ducey and Democrat David Garcia, shows Ducey with just under an 8% lead. With only 7.9% of surveyed voters being undecided, there is little room for major movement leading up to election day.

“These numbers indicate that even with high enthusiasm from Democrats, Governor Ducey still holds a comfortable lead,” says George Khalaf, President of Data Orbital. Early ballots will be mailed out on October 10. Continue reading

Lea Márquez Peterson tries to separate herself from Donald Trump – sorry, but no (Updated)

Lea Márquez-Peterson, President/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is a regular fixture on Republican campaigns in Arizona, frequently serving as a co-chair on campaigns.

She is now running in her own right for Congress in CD 2.

In 2016, for the first time in the organization’s 38-year history, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. In a first, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorses Hillary Clinton.

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce did not endorse a presidential candidate, but the group’s president and CEO said she understood why the national group would do so. US Hispanic Chamber Backs Clinton; Tucsonan Understands:

“We’re in an interesting position because as business owners and business leaders, which the majority of our 1,800 members are, you tend to want to look to a government that is a little more limited, it’s not adding regulations, it’s concerned for business taxation, and that is certainly top of mind for us,” said Lea Marquez-Peterson.

On the other hand, she said she understands social issues can be equally important.

“I think anyone would realize that some of the comments that have been very divisive that Donald Trump has made have resonated in a negative way with the Hispanic community,” she said.

Lea Márquez Peterson is still trying to separate herself from Donald Trump in a recent interview in Politico, ‘Separate the man from the policy’: How one Republican woman runs for Congress in the Trump age:

With Donald Trump as president, it’s not easy running for Congress as a Republican woman this year.

For Lea Márquez Peterson, who’s a GOP primary contender in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, that means having to develop a strategy that both embraces the president’s policies and distances herself from him personally.

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Democratic Candidate Profiles to consider when voting this month

Dear reader,

Below are the links to the profiles of Democratic Candidates interviewed up until August 21, 2018. Future profiles will be added for study. Please use this valuable resource to help make the best-informed choice when you vote in August either via a mail-in ballot or in person on August 28, 2018. Above all, please do not forget to vote. There are many exceptional Democratic candidates to consider so please take the time to vote for the ones that you feel will best move your local community and the state forward.

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Statewide elections

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