Qunnipiac Poll Shows Rubio, Paul Beating Hillary In Pennsylvania. Clinton Would Beat Rubio, Jeb Bush In Florida

Polling data in three swing states have Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in narrow or losing positions against Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, according to latinpost.com.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted between June 4 and June 15 with 1,147 Floridian, 1,191 Ohioan and 970 Pennsylvanian voters.

“It’s a long way until Election Day, but in the critical swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has a tiny edge over the GOP field,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll. “Most of the eight GOP hopefuls are within striking distance of Secretary Hillary Clinton in at least one of the three states.”


In the Sunshine State, former Secretary of State Clinton did manage to receive more support than Rubio.  The Quinnipiac report found Clinton receiving 47 percent to Rubio’s 44 percent.

However, In the polling against Clinton, Rubio gave the narrowest margin of victory to Clinton among the GOP presidential candidates.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also lost against Clinton in Florida. While she received 46 percent, he attracted 42 percent of the vote. Clinton also beat the rest of the GOP field.

In a match against Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, she wins 48 percent to 37 percent, respectively. She also defeats Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky 46 percent to 39 percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 48 percent to 38 percent.

“Secretary Clinton continues to out-poll most major Republican wannabes in the Sunshine State. She holds her own when matched against the GOP’s two native sons, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. The margin stems from her ability to keep the gender gap running in her favor. She holds low double digit leads among women when matched against either man and that is enough to make the difference” Brown said.


In Ohio, Clinton tied against Senator Rand Paul at 43 percent each, and actually lost against John Kasich in a hypothetical matchup, 40 percent to 47 percent. In Ohio, Clinton defeated Rubio with 45 percent to 42 percent.


Rubio managed to defeat Clinton in Pennsylvania in the polling. The Florida senator received 44 percent to her 43 percent. She also loses in a matchup against Paul, 45 percent to 44 percent.

Clinton beat the other Republican contenders in Pennsylvania.

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USA Today: Should Hillary Pay Interns?

Carolyn Osorio recently wrote an op-ed for the USA Today about her unpaid internship with the campaign of Hillary Clinton.  Osorio believed that the “fellow” position would be paid.  Below are some excerpts.

“When Hillary announced her second run for the White House, I felt my passion for politics reignite. I quickly applied for and was offered a position as a Hillary for America fellow to work on the campaign. I couldn’t have been more excited — until I was told I’d have to move to Nevada and work full time on my own dime.”

“I couldn’t believe my ears. I did not apply as a routine volunteer but as a fellow. Its application process with an elaborate screening and interview process was now revealed to be an ugly lie. If Hillary hopes to inspire young people, to prove she understands our interests she should offer substance to earn our votes.”

“The campaign’s ‘cheapness’ is being lauded as a successful step away from her failure in 2008.”

“I had hoped a trailblazer would be more willing to break the mold of indentured servitude that haunts my generation. Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn’t real.”

Hillary Clinton Phones Senator Lindsey Graham To Extend Condolences

South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham received a call from a fellow presidential candidate on Saturday afternoon: that of Hillary Clinton.

The Democratic presidential candidate (Clinton) told the Republican presidential candidate that she was reaching out to give her condolences in regards to the tragedy in his home state.

“She said she was calling to see how I was doing, and wanted to let me know that she was thinking about me and about everyone in South Carolina,” Graham said to CNN.

He said he was “pleasantly surprised” to get the call – mostly because he knows that she is a busy person.

“I know firsthand how hard it is to run for president,” Graham said.



Sanders Discusses TPP Trade Agreement, Iraq, Patriot Act, Keystone On Face The Nation

Face The Nation

Senator Bernie Sanders touches on the big topics on CBS’ Face The Nation with host John Dickerson.

Sanders is a presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket.  Here, he mentions the likelihood of jobs being moved overseas and the secrecy of the TPP trade agreement as reasons for not supporting the deal.

He also looks as some of the differences between himself and Hillary Clinton, the Koch brothers, the Keystone XL pipeline, and other topics.

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Hillary Clinton’s Position On Trade Deal Still Murky

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USA Today writes that Hillary Clinton told Iowans Sunday that the President should listen to concerns – including those of fellow Democrats – about a huge trade deal he is trying to push through Congress.

Hillary Clinton said the point should be “to make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible,” wrote USA Today.  “And if we don’t get it, there should be no deal,” she said.

Critics, including rivals from Clinton’s left, have said she needs to take more of a stand on the huge trade deal, which is still being negotiated with other countries, according to USA Today.

Union leaders and many Democratic politicians fear the deal would lead to losses of U.S. jobs to overseas competitors.  Articles claim that anywhere from 700,000 to 5 million U.S. jobs were lost due to the NAFTA trade deal.

Her stance on the Trans Pacific Partnership drew raucous applause from several hundred people gathered at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for the first public rally in Iowa of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

She noted that the final Trans Pacific proposal has not been released. FreespeechTV claims that the information we do have about the TPP comes from groups like WikiLeaks. The New York Times did an article on the TPP in conjunction with WikiLeaks.



Former Olympic Figure Skater Joins Clinton Campaign Staff

U.S. President Bill Clinton accepts a U.S. Olympic team jacket from U.S. figure skater Michelle Kwan, an Olympic silver medalist 29 April during ceremonies on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, DC.

Michelle Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist figure skater, has joined Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a full-time and permanent staffer, according to a Clinton aide.  Kwan was a five-time world champion figure skater and is a decorated medalist from the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, writes CNN

Kwan will work on “surrogate outreach” and will engage surrogates “to help reach key constituencies and discuss the issues that matter most to working families,” the aide said Wednesday.

Kwan has worked with Clinton before as a State Department aide and worked as an adviser to Women-Lead, an initiative that facilitated high level U.S.-Chinese dialogue on women and girls.

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MSNBC’s Matthews Compares Hillary Clinton To Sharpton, Himself

Hillary Clinton may have a “narrower path to the presidency,” according to a recent New York Times article.

Apparently, some Centrist Democrats worry that she is giving up on the “white working-class voters” who helped deliver her husband the presidency in 1992 (admittedly 23 years ago).

However MSNBC’s Chris Matthews appears to like what he’s hearing about Hillary Clinton’s ideas.  He seems to believe that Hillary is moving left.

“There will be no center course for her as there was for Bill Clinton in the 1990s,” Matthews said at the beginning of his show, “no Democratic Leadership Council, no ‘third way,’” stated Matthews.

“Already she has steered left on immigration and gay marriage and attacked Republicans on voting rights and promises to be equally tough on other ideological matters,” said Chris Matthews. He suggested that Clinton may be taking this positions to “ward off challengers,” and that it might be working, according to Mediaite.

“If you look at her as she is on issues on blacks and how they’re treated by police, she could be Al Sharpton, she’s just as tough laying it out like that,” Matthews said. “On immigration, as tough as any immigration lawyer fighting for the rights of Hispanics. On voting rights, she sounds like me.”

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