New Poll: Trump Leads 50+ in NY

Donald Trump is all set to win his home state New York by a big margin.

Monmouth University Poll released today states that – as of now –  52% of likely Republican primary voters will vote for the real estate mogul.

According to the poll, John Kasich will receive 25% of the New York vote, followed by Ted Cruz with 17%.

Trump is helped by an election rule in the Republican primary: If you win more than 50% in a congressional district, you get all of the three delegates from that district.

“If this result holds in every single congressional district, Trump will walk away with nearly all of New York State’s delegates,” said Patrick Murray, the director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

[Monmouth University Poll]

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Events: Rally Against Donald Trump

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A coalition of diverse groups is hosting a hometown-rally against Donald Trump tomorrow (Saturday) at noon. Starting point is Columbus Circle in Manhattan, right in front of Trump Hotel. A counter prozest is expected.


“Donald J. Trump has made headlines in recent months with his divisive rhetoric, hate speech, and extremist plans to “make America great again”. We, in fact, believe this will do the opposite to this nation. Trump’s policies threaten many of us in the Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+, Muslim, and other communities. These policies and type of speech has no place in this country, and certainly does not have a place in the city that Trump grew his empire in–a city known as a melting pot and home for many of the same people Trump continues to wage war on. Join us at Columbus Circle as we march to Trump Tower and say NO to hate, NO to divisiveness, NO to fascist policies, and most importantly, NO to Donald J. Trump.”

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 PM
Columbus Circle

[Rally Against Donald Trump]

Second Win For Rubio, Sanders Scores

Marco Rubio scored his second win tonight: Puerto Rico. And he won big, receiving 71% of the vote and all of the 23 delegates.

It was a much needed win for Rubio, and one that is likely to send a positive sign to his home state Florida. More than one million Puerto Ricans live in Florida, a winner-takes-all state, that votes on March 15.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders won the Maine caucus, receiving 15 delegates.

[New York Times]

Trump Believes He Can Win New York in General Election

Businessman Donald Trump believes he could win his home state in November. New York is traditionally a blue state that the Democrats have won in the last seven presidential elections. But the local business mogul thinks he can flip the electoral map, as Politico reported in a recent article.

“New York loves Trump,” he said. “Upstate New York has been let down … and it loves Trump.”

[Politico]

Sen. Graham: “My Party Has Gone Bats**t Crazy”

South Carolina Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham called the GOP “batshit crazy” during the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner on Thursday night.

The annual dinner is meant as a lighthearted affair, where politicians and media personalities show their comedic talent. And none did it better this year than Graham.

On Ted Cruz

“If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you.”

“I know exactly when Ted is going to drop out of the race: March 12. That’s Canadian week at Myrtle Beach.”

On Ben Carson

“The nice guy is Ben Carson. He tried to kill his cousin, hit his mother in the head with a hammer. He’s the one we all like. How did I lose to these guys?”

On Marco Rubio

“The Secret Service’s main job if he’s president is to keep him hydrated.”

[NBC]

Hamilton Debates

What’s more New York than Broadway? Nothing. And what’s a bigger spectacle than a GOP debate? Nothing.

Only logical solution: bring the two together. WYNC’s Brian Lehrer Show did just that – with this ingenious mashup of  Hamilton and a Republican debate. Prepare to be awed.

[Brian Lehrer Show]

Event: GOP NH Primary Watch Party

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The Manhattan Republican Party, the Women’s National Republican Club and the New York Republican Club are hosting a New Hampshire Primary Watch Party on Tuesday night.

There will be the former Presidential candidate, Governor George Pataki, as a special guest.

Tuesday, February 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Women’s National Republican Club
3 West 51st St
10 $ fee

[Manhattan Republican Party]

Bernie Volunteer Thinks Bush is Least Bad Republican

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Name: Eric Carino
Borough: Brooklyn
I will vote: Bernie Sanders

“I like his message. Everything Bernie has voted for in the past, I agree with. This is the first time I actually have hope in a politician, so I figured I would go full force. I do phone banks and I make small contributions, nothing big. Every week, I will give like 20, 30 bugs.”

“I really don’t like the Clintons, because of their history. I used to think the Clintons were actually pretty good, I mean that’s what I was taught. But then when I started to do my own research of NAFTA and the effects on Mexico and how it caused immigration. Everything is wrapped up in there, the drug war. Clinton was tough on crimes, a lot of minorities were incarcerated because of that. So that’s why I support Bernie.”

“The least bed Republican? Jeb Bush, at this point. Which is kinda funny. I would have never thought I would say that. Obviously I don’t agree with any of his positions, but the others have all advanced so far to the right.”