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Jim Gilmore blasts “fascist talk” on immigration among Republicans

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How little respect has Jim Gilmore received in his quixotic bid for the presidency this year? Well, when your poll numbers are considered to be so paltry that you’re not even invited to the early non-prime time GOP presidential debates, that’s a pretty good sign about what the party thinks of you. But the former Virginia Governor and RNC Chair is indefatigable, and there he was on Saturday at shortly before noon addressing hundreds of Florida Republicans at the Sunshine Summit…

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No longer a given that Florida will support Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush

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It’s no longer a safe assumption that one of Florida’s two most popular Republicans will carry the presidential primary in their home state, as most of the GOP candidates turned their attention Friday to the state’s winner-take-all primary. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush no longer lead the polls in Florida, where Republicans are gravitating toward outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson. And party activists showed as much, if not more, enthusiasm for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz than…

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New PPP national survey has Donald Trump up by 10 points

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Donald Trump may or may not have already peaked in the Republican presidential contest, but no other candidate gets close to him in yet another national poll of GOP candidates released on Tuesday. The Public Policy Polling survey has Trump up with 27 percent support. Ben Carson is in second place with 17 percent, and Marco Rubio is next with 13 percent. These are all numbers that are roughly the same as when PPP conducted its last survey back in early September. Rounding…

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Jeb Bush slumps to 6th place in Iowa in new PPP poll

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Jeb Bush assured reporters in Cedar Falls on Tuesday that “We are in it for the long haul,” and said he believes he’ll be able to pick up some supporters of Scott Walker in Iowa. Though he has nabbed one such backer who had been supporting Walker — Iowa state Rep. Terry Baxter, he’ll need a whole lot more if he’s going to be competitive in the Hawkeye State, according to a new Public Policy Poll released today. Donald Trump leads the field…

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Carly Fiorina jumps into 2nd place in new CNN GOP presidential poll

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After Carly Fiorina earned nearly universal praise as the big winner of last week’s Republican Presidential debate from the Reagan Library, the big question was whether that praise would translate into a bump in her poll ratings, which have languished in the lower tier this year. The answer to that is a definitive yes. According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Sunday morning, Donald Trump continues to lead the field with 24 percent, but Florina is now in second place with 15 percent. That’s…

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Donald Trump, Ben Carson first and second in latest Florida presidential poll

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The latest Public Policy Poll survey released Tuesday shows that, as is the case in virtually every other poll in the country right now, Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are the top two favorites of Republican presidential primary voters in Florida, more than four months before the first votes start counting. Trump and Carson’s ascendancy is bad news for Florida native sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, who now reside in third and fourth place, respectively in the new…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.11.15 — Bobby Jindal’s moment

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So the field is set for the two GOP debates scheduled for next Wednesday night in Simi Valley — and they’re the exact same lineups as were displayed in Cleveland last month, with two exceptions. One is that Carly Florina, who became the darling of the media following her impressive debate performance in the “Happy Hour” debate last month, has been able to squeeze into the prime-time matchup on CNN, though her poll numbers have remained stagnant, topping out at 3…

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