RESULTS FROM RECENT GUNTHER POLLS:
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On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most confident, what is your confidence level in the security surrounding President Donald Trump?
1 2 %
2 2 %
3 1 %
4 3 %
5 17 %
6 8 %
7 16 %
8 18 %
9 13 %
10 18 %
During his eight years in office, what was the greatest accomplishment achieved by President Obama?
Pushing through Obamacare 5 %
Negotiating the Paris climate accord 1 %
Approving the mission that killed Osama bin Laden 56 %
Continuing regular drone strikes against terror targets 14 %
Showing black children they can become anything they want to be 16 %
Normalizing relations with Cuba 2 %
Legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation 5 %
During his eight years in office, what was the biggest failure of President Obama?
Pushing through Obamacare 33 %
Negotiating anti-business environmental deals 2 %
The Iran nuclear deal 27 %
Failing to curb rising tensions and violence between blacks and whites 19 %
Standing by while thousands and thousands were slaughtered in Syria 8 %
Normalizing relations with Cuba 0
Legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation 4 %
Harming our relationship with Israel 8 %
Should there be such a thing as hate crimes?
Yes 25 %
No 75 %
What was the top local or state story of 2016?
Massive January blizzard leaves more than 30 inches of snow behind. 3 %
Kathleen Kane convicted and sentenced to prison. 13 %
Bill Cosby continues to fight sexual assault allegations. 0%
Donald Trump wins Pennsylvania to lock up the presidential race. 75 %
The continuing competency hearings for Jimmy Snuka. 0%
Continuing uncertainty of the legal status of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. 4 %
Incumbents Toomey, Dent and Cartwright all win re-election fights. 0%
Several Allentown City Hall employees plead guilty to corruption charges. 3 %
More and more deaths from opioid overdoses in and around the Lehigh Valley. 3 %
Allentown Diocese priest charged with possessing child pornography. 0%
What was the top national or world story of 2016?
Bernie Sanders mounts a serious challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democrat presidential nomination. 0%
British voters decide to leave the European Union. 7 %
Donald Trump wins the presidency. 81 %
Hundreds of thousands of civilians are slaughtered in Aleppo, Syria. 1 %
ISIS-inspired attack kills 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. 0%
Police officers across the country are targeted and murdered. 8 %
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies. 3 %
Terrorists kill nearly 200 people in attacks in France, Germany, Belgium and Turkey. 1 %
Wikileaks continues to release confidential emails. 0%
Zika virus arrives on American soil.0
How long will it take Barack Obama to criticize Donald Trump after Trump takes office?
Inauguration Day 45 %
Within a week 46 %
Within a month 6 %
One to three months 1 %
He will hold off for three to six months 0
Six months to a year 0
One year 0
He will keep his mouth shut and leave Trump alone 1 %
New Jersey is considering legislation that would ban anybody under the age of 18 from getting married. Do you support the idea?
Yes. 42 %
No. 58 %
What do think of Donald Trump saying he will not need daily intelligence briefings when he becomes president?
I have no problem with it. He is probably right. He would hear the same stuff day after day after day. That is not a productive use of time. 17 %
It is not a big deal. If something new or major pops up, I am sure he would be briefed on it. 27 %
The media never seemed to care about Barack Obama regularly missing these daily intelligence meetings. Why does it matter now? 40 %
This kind of alarms me. Trump comes off as a little arrogant and sounds like knows everything and does not need any outside info. 13 %
If there is one thing Donald Trump needs, it is intelligence. 3 %
What are you most concerned President Obama might do in his final weeks in office?
Pardon Hillary Clinton 20 %
Pardon Mumia Abu-Jamal 4 %
Pardon Bowe Bergdahl 13 %
Completely close down Guantanamo Bay 10 %
Agree to ridiculous United Nations treaties 16 %
Find an obscure loophole and push a Supreme Court justice through 38 %
Donald Trump wants to impose a 35 percent tax on U.S. companies that send jobs out of the country. Do you agree with the idea?
Yes 82 %
No 18 %
President-elect Donald Trump says anybody who burns the American flag should be subject to a year in jail or loss of American citizenship. Do you agree?
I loathe the idea of flag burning, but there is nothing constitutional about stripping citizenship or putting someone in jail for doing it. 33 %
Trump says the issue of gay marriage has been settled by the Supreme Court. Has he not read the Supreme Court ruling that states flag burning is protected under the First Amendment? 7 %
With all the issues facing this country, Donald Trump is all of sudden focusing on burning the flag? Really? 2 %
I agree with the idea of jail time for burning the American flag, but stripping citizenship goes a bit far. 9 %
Trump, as usual, has nailed it. He understands most Americans support the idea and is doing the will of the people. 11 %
I look forward to Trump choosing a Supreme Court justice who will give the flag the protection it deserves. Way to go Donald! 38 %
Donald Trump now says he has no plans to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. What is your level of concern he will renege on other major campaign promises?
Extremely concerned. All we heard at his rallies was Lock Her Up, Lock Her Up and now we get this? I feel used and deceived. 20 %
Very concerned. What will we hear next? No more wall? Obamacare is not that bad after all? The swamp does not need draining? 25 %
Mildly concerned. I have come to ignore campaign promises, even from an outsider candidate like Donald Trump. 24 %
Not at all concerned. I said all along, the President of the United States has no power to lock anybody up. This is no surprise. 31 %
Donald Trump is reaching out to several former political enemies. What does that tell you about Trump and politics in general?
Trump is a smart, smart man who wants to bring in the best staff possible. 16 %
Trump is a much bigger man than we thought. He is putting country ahead of political vendettas. 45 %
Trump may not be who we thought he was. He portrayed himself as anti-establishment, but is now trotting out a lot of familiar names. 16 %
It tells me these political enemies have zero credibility. Guys like Mitt Romney killed Trump and now want to work for him? 11 %
It tells me politics is pro wrestling without the turnbuckles. Everybody seems to hate one another in front of the camera, but behind the scenes everybody is having a hearty laugh about it. 13 %
How mad would you be if President Trump chooses not to prosecute Hillary Clinton?
I would be extremely mad. That would be a major broken campaign promise. 24 %
I would be pretty mad. That would send yet another signal that the Washington elites have different rules than everybody else. 47 %
I would be only somewhat mad. If Trump lets her skate, it would be a pragmatic decision. 18 %
I would not be mad at all. I think it is probably time to move on from this. 11 %
What should Donald Trump do first when he gets to the White House?
Start building that wall 8 %
Repeal and replace Obamacare 41 %
Get serious about defeating ISIS 4 %
Pick a conservative Supreme Court justice 34 %
Place a ban on Muslims entering the country 7 %
Withdraw from terrible trade agreements 3 %
Renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal 1 %
Undo United Nations agreements on climate change, etc... 2 %
What does the Donald Trump victory signify?
America is fed up with Washington elites 74 %
American is fed up with Democrats 5 %
America is fed up with Hillary Clinton 6 %
America is fed up with Barack Obama 7 %
America is fed up with the media 3 %
America loves Donald Trump 5 %
Predict the outcome of the presidential election.
Donald Trump will win by 50 or more electoral votes 19 %
Donald Trump will win by 25-50 electoral votes 14 %
Donald Trump will win by fewer than 25 electoral votes 41 %
Hillary Clinton will win by 50 or more electoral votes 7 %
Hillary Clinton will win by 25-50 electoral votes 4 %
Hillary Clinton will win by fewer than 25 electoral votes 7 %
It will finish in a 269-269 tie, leaving the House of Representatives to choose the next president 8 %
Who will win the Senate and House races?
Pat Toomey, Charlie Dent and Matt Connolly 40 %
Pat Toomey, Charlie Dent and Matt Cartwright 28 %
Pat Toomey, Rick Daugherty and Matt Connolly 13 %
Pat Toomey, Rick Daugherty and Matt Cartwright 6 %
Katie McGinty, Charlie Dent and Matt Connolly 1 %
Katie McGinty, Charlie Dent and Matt Cartwright 6 %
Katie McGinty, Rick Daugherty and Matt Connolly 2 %
Katie McGinty, Rick Daugherty and Matt Cartwright 4 %
Who are you going to vote for in the Pat Toomey-Katie McGinty race?
Pat Toomey. I am a huge fan. 16 %
Pat Toomey. I find myself disagreeing with him more, but I will not cut off my nose to spite my face. 67 %
Katie McGinty. I love her and her politics. 2 %
Katie McGinty. I cannot vote for Toomey if he cannot say he will vote for Donald Trump. 5 %
Neither. I cannot stomach either candidate. 10 %
Who are you going to vote for in the Charlie Dent-Rick Daugherty race?
Charlie Dent. He is not afraid to work with the other side of the aisle. I like that. 10 %
Charlie Dent. He is certainly not perfect but he is closer to perfect than Daugherty. 25 %
Rick Daugherty. I cannot take another two years of Charlie Dent representing me. 6 %
Rick Daugherty. I cannot vote for Dent because he is not supporting Trump and is not with us. 19 %
Neither. I cannot vote for Dent because he is a fake Republican and the more I hear from Daugherty, the less I like him. 40 %
Give Chris Wallace a grade for his work as debate moderator in the final Clinton/Trump debate.
I will give him an A. He did a pretty good job of maintaining control and asked both candidates uncomfortable questions. 12 %
I will give him a B. He appeared to be pretty fair and balanced. 19 %
I will give him a C. He was OK but still did not put enough heat on Hillary Clinton. 21 %
I will give him a D. The only reason he avoids a F is because the previous moderators were so terrible. 8 %
I will give him a F. This guy was just another hatchet man for the leftist media. 39 %
Do you plan on voting for a candidate or against their opponent?
I am voting for Donald Trump. 72 %
I am voting against Hillary Clinton. 23 %
I am voting for Hillary Clinton. 3 %
I am voting against Donald Trump. 1 %
I am voting against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 1 %
Do the 11-year-old comments made by Donald Trump about how he treats women affect your vote next month?
Yes. It shows me Trump is a real guy and makes me more likely to vote for Trump. 20 %
Yes. It has made it clear that this man should not be president. 2 %
No. I am a never-Clinton voter and nothing he could say or do would deter me from voting for him and against her. 75 %
No. I had no intention of voting for Trump before the video was released and I have no intention of voting for him now. 3 %
Who would you prefer to be at the top of the Republican presidential ticket?
Mike Pence 35 %
Donald Trump 65 %
Should Republicans agree to any presidential debates moderated by the mainstream media?
Yes. Americans need to find out where the candidates stand. 1 %
Yes. Informed Americans can factor in the media prejudice and judge the candidates accordingly. 3 %
Yes. But how about having the candidate actually prepared for what will hit him. 5 %
No. Uninformed Americans have no idea how biased the media is and will be duped every time. 54 %
No. Alternative media should moderate debates. Or better yet, how about every day citizens? 30 %
No. These debates are not exactly Lincoln-Douglas debates by any stretch. 6 %
What grade would you give VP debate moderator Elaine Quijano?
Give her an A. She actually maintained a semblance of order. 2 %
Give her a B. She seemed to be fairer than I expected. 2 %
Give her a C. She needed to do a better job of stopping the constant interruptions. 5 %
Give her a D. The only reason I am not giving her a F is because I am comparing her to Lester Holt. 24 %
Give her a F. Just another hack for the Democrats. 67 %
Are NFL players protesting racial injustice affecting how much football you are watching?
Yes. I find it impossible to root for guys who disrespect the flag and what it stands for. 44 %
Yes. I have been slowly tuning out the NFL for years, but these national anthem protests are the final straw. 41 %
No. I love football and a handful of dopes will not change that. 7 %
No. If I stop enjoying entertainers because of their political stands, I would be left only with watching paint dry for entertainment. 7 %
Give debate moderator Lester Holt a grade for his performance during the Clinton-Trump debate.
A-He did an exceptional job of being fair and keeping the candidates in check. 2 %
B-I think he did a lot better than I expected. 3 %
C-I got what I expected and that is a moderator who was in the bag for Clinton. 38 %
D-He did a poor job pinning down either candidate on the issues. I expected more. 5 %
F-This guy lost control, failed to force real answers and probably went to a Hillary Clinton post-debate party. 52 %
What is the primary reason for the spike in violence towards police officers?
Rhetoric coming from the White House 41 %
Black Lives Matter stirring up trouble 18 %
The media is driving the story 20 %
Social media stirring up trouble 3 %
The disintegration of the traditional family and traditional family values 18 %
Oppressed people giving their oppressors what they have coming to them
Do you agree with the new Pennsylvania law that allows drivers to stop at red lights and then drive through if it is safe?
Yes 26 %
No 74 %
Which hurts Hillary Clinton more: her health issues or her calling Trump supporters deplorable?
Her health issues 32 %
Her comments about Trump supporters 30 %
Neither, because the media will see to that 38 %
Do you believe pneumonia really caused Hillary Clinton to nearly collapse and leave the 9-11 ceremonies in New York City?
Yes 6 %
No 94 %
Donald Trump says he would be open to allowing illegal immigrants to legally stay in the United States if they serve in the military. Do you agree with that idea?
Yes 44 %
No 56 %
The Russians are using topless women to hold up speed limit signs to remind drivers to slow down. They say the campaign worked. Would you like the same method to be used here?
Yes. I am a big advocate of traffic safety. 15 %
Yes. But there better be strict qualifications these sign holders have to meet…if you know what I mean. 18 %
Yes. This is the breast idea ever! 12 %
No. I would think the campaign would cause distracted driving and even more accidents. 19 %
No. I am picturing some elderly women doing the job to earn some extra money and that frightens me. A lot. 2 %
No. Is this even a serious question? 33 %
Should the National Football League force San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to stand for the playing of the National Anthem?
Yes. The NFL likes to cover itself in the flag, so I would like to see it take a stand for the flag. 20 %
Yes. If the NFL fails to stand up on this issue, who knows what the next protest will be about? 31 %
No. But the 49ers should. Kaepernick is their employee and they have the right to tell him how to act during the anthem. 27 %
No. As distasteful as it may be, Kaepernick has every right to sit during the anthem. 22 %
No. Kaepernick is raising a valid point and should be applauded for his guts. 1 %
Should Pennsylvania decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Yes 32 %
No 68 %
Will there by an October surprise this year?
Yes and it will be a Hillary Clinton health issue. 28 %
Yes and it will be a Donald Trump mental health issue. 0 %
Yes and it will be a terror attack of some sort. 6 %
Yes and the Russians will be behind it. 1 %
Yes and it will center around more leaked emails. 37 %
Yes and it will involve a major economic collapse. 8 %
No. This so-called October surprise is the most overused term in any presidential election year. 20 %
Who is the lesser of two evils: Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?
Barack Obama. I would prefer another four years of him than perhaps eight years of Hillary. 57 %
Hillary Clinton. I would prefer even her over Barack Obama. 43 %
Which would lead to more trouble and unrest on the streets? A Donald Trump win or a Hillary Clinton win?
A Trump win. The lefties who back Hillary will orchestrate big trouble because that is the way they roll. 42 %
A Trump win. There will be a legit, organic uprising on the streets to protest his victory. 13 %
A Clinton win. Because tax-paying, working Americans will finally snap. 42 %
A Clinton win. Because the Tea Party will not go down without a fight. 3 %
Will Pat Toomey campaign with Donald Trump between now and election day?
Yes 28 %
No 72 %
Ted Cruz is not backing Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders is backing Hillary Clinton. Whose position do you admire more?
I admire Ted Cruz for sticking to his guns and principles. 53 %
I admire Bernie Sanders for being a team player and trying to bring his party together. 47 %
Which political party is more unified right now?
Democrat 23 %
Republican 77 %
Newt Gingrich says Muslims in America who agree with Sharia law should be deported. Do you agree with him?
Yes 95 %
No 5 %
What do you think of the decision to make Mike Pence the running mate of Donald Trump?
It makes a lot of sense. Pence is a former radio host so he should be an excellent communicator and he is a conservative. 41 %
This is the best we can do? Two older white guys? Is there not a single woman who could be on the ticket? 1 %
This is the best we can do? Two older white guys? Is there not a single minority who could be on the ticket? 0 %
I was kind of hoping for Newt Gingrich. 12 %
I was kind of hoping for Chris Christie. 0 %
Makes no difference to me. I was voting for Trump no matter his choice. 35 %
Makes no difference to me. I was not voting for Trump no matter his choice. 10 %
What is your primary takeaway from the decision to not press charges against Hillary Clinton?
The system is truly rigged. 30 %
The Clintons can do damn near anything they want without any repercussions. 27 %
The Attorney General knew this would happen and that is why she said she would follow the lead of the FBI. 4 %
Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States. 8 %
The decision is the best thing to happen to Donald Trump in about two months. 4 %
The FBI Director did a thorough job and made a fair ruling. 27 %
What is your level of concern about an Istanbul-style terror attack on American soil?
Extremely concerned 58 %
Very concerned 31 %
Fairly concerned 7 %
Not all that concerned 3 %
Not concerned at all 1 %
Will you vote for Pat Toomey?
Yes 66 %
No 34 %
Will the National Anthem eventually stop being played before sporting events?
Almost certainly. Anything that is an American tradition is living on borrowed time. 26 %
Probably. Eventually, somebody will complain about it and that will be all it takes. 35 %
No. While American traditions are being stripped away, some things still remain sacred. 32 %
I doubt it. This sounds like the sky is falling type of thinking. 7 %
What should the government do to root out radical Muslims in America?
Whatever is necessary, period. 59 %
Whatever the Constitution will allow. 41 %
Is the violence outside Donald Trump rallies hurting or helping him?
Helping him. Voters seeing people waving Mexican flags while burning American flags can do nothing but help. 75 %
Helping him. It shows, yet again, how right Trump is about closing the southern border to keep the riff-raff out. 20 %
Hurting him. The violence shows Trump is too polarizing to ever win a general election. 3 %
Hurting him. The media and the Democrats will run wild with it. 2 %
Do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent the worst presidential choice in American history?
Yes 47 %
No 53 %
Should the mother of a boy who fell into a gorilla's zoo exhibit be charged?
Yes 46 %
No 54 %
Do you agree with the Liquor Control Board decision to sell six-packs at Pennsylvania gas stations?
Yes. What exactly is the harm? 9 %
Yes. It is about time Pennsylvania grows up about its alcohol laws. 17 %
Yes. Virtually every other state sells beer and alcohol everywhere and their drunk driving numbers are no worse than ours. 18 %
No. I believe more access to alcohol will mean more drunk drivers and more drunk drivers mean more accidents. 33 %
No. This seems like a much easier way for underage drinkers to get their hands on beer. 13 %
No. This is another step toward killing off the mom-and-pop beer distributors. 10 %
Which party convention will be more chaotic this summer?
The Democrats in Philadelphia 87 %
The Republicans in Cleveland 13 %
Would you ride in a driver-less, self-driving car?
Which of the three remaining presidential candidates is most dangerous to the future of America?
Hillary Clinton 71 %
Bernie Sanders 23 %
Donald Trump 6 %
Who would you like to see Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
John Bolton 3 %
Jan Brewer 3 %
Ben Carson 8 %
Chris Christie 3 %
Ted Cruz 14 %
Rudy Giuliani 8 %
Nikki Haley 2 %
John Kasich 3 %
Sarah Palin 3 %
Rick Perry 5 %
Condoleeza Rice 13 %
Marco Rubio 5 %
Jeff Sessions 4 %
Scott Walker 5 %
Somebody Else 23 %
Do you want a third party candidate to run for president?
Yes 33 %
No 67 %
Whose background makes them more qualified to be President of the United States?
Hillary Clinton 15 %
Donald Trump 85 %
Ted Cruz has chosen Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate. What is your take on that move?
Good choice 22 %
Bad choice 13 %
Irrelevant decision 66 %
Ted Cruz and John Kasich are teaming up to try to stop Donald Trump. What are your thoughts on it?
I love it. Trump is the worst thing to happen to the Republican Party and cannot become the nominee. 16 %
I support it, but I am afraid it is too late in the game for this. If they wanted to stop Trump, this had to happen way sooner. 9 %
I have no problem with it. I am sure this is not the first time in political history that this has happened. 6 %
I think it will backfire. Somehow, the Republican establishment has transformed a billionaire into the underdog. 9 %
It is a bit pathetic. Cruz and Kasich have to admit they have lost, Trump has won and the party must unite. 43 %
They are rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. Hillary Clinton is the president-in-waiting thanks to the Republican bloodbath. 17 %
Will the Republican party eventually unite behind one presidential candidate?
Yes. It seems really, really bad right now, but the party always rallies around one candidate. 8 %
Yes. It is really bad now, but Republicans will realize that Hillary Clinton is far worse. 56 %
No. Neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz are capable of pulling the party together. 6 %
No. This race is so toxic, the damage is not fixable. 30 %
Do you favor making medical marijuana legal here in Pennsylvania?
Yes 42 %
No 58 %
Which front-runner is in more jeopardy of losing the nomination?
Hillary Clinton because she is losing momentum every day. 15 %
Hillary Clinton because she is getting closer to being indicted every day. 29 %
Donald Trump because he is losing momentum every day. 25 %
Donald Trump because he will have the nomination stolen from him at a contested convention. 32 %
Will his comments on punishing women who have an abortion be the straw that breaks the back of Donald Trump?
Yes. This, finally, has to be the final nail in the Trump coffin. 2 %
Yes. Trump talks before he thinks and people realize that is not a good quality in a president. 11 %
Yes. People are finally waking up to his incompetence. 10 %
No. His followers will back him no matter what he says or does. 26 %
No. This guy is invincible. 1 %
No. I like his honesty even if he has to explain or even reverse some of his comments. 50 %
Do you think Donald Trump is a put-up candidate to destroy the Republican party?
Yes 31 %
No 69 %
How do you think President Obama has responded to the Belgian terror attacks?
He has been spot on. You are looking for stuff that is not there. Give it a rest. 1 %
He is leading by example. What have you done since the attacks? Have you changed your schedule? 3 %
He is a poor example. My schedule has not changed, but I am not the president. The nation and the world take their cues from him. 4 %
He is unbelievably callous and comes off way too unfeeling. 11 %
He is making terrorists laugh. While they are plotting murder and mayhem, Obama is doing the wave and the tango. 80 %
Following the Belgium terror attacks, Donald Trump said “I would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on.” Do you support that idea?
I agree very strongly. 88 %
I somewhat agree. 8 %
I somewhat disagree. 2 %
I disagree very strongly. 2 %
I am still undecided. 0 %
Do you believe Republicans will cave in and hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland?
Yes 57 %
No 43 %
What is your reaction to Donald Trump pulling out of the Fox News Debate?
It is brilliant strategy. 14 %
Realistically, how much more can these guys say at this point. Enough with the debates! 29 %
He is chicken. Fewer debaters mean more time for substance, which Trump lacks. 33 %
It is a shame. I really wanted to hear more substance from Trump. 6 %
He is just being spiteful to Fox News. 4 %
He is just being spiteful to Fox News and I love it! 13 %
What is your current take on the Republican presidential race?
I want Donald Trump to win and believe he will win. 54 %
I want Donald Trump to win but believe Ted Cruz will win. 1 %
I want Donald Trump to win but believe John Kasich will win. 1 %
I want Ted Cruz to win and believe he will win. 15 %
I want Ted Cruz to win but believe Donald Trump will win. 26 %
I want Ted Cruz to win but believe John Kasich will win. 1 %
I want John Kasich to win and believe he will win. 0 %
I want John Kasich to win but believe Donald Trump will win. 2 %
I want John Kasich to win but believe Ted Cruz will win. 0 %
Who is behind the riots at the Donald Trump campaign rallies?
The Republican elites who do not want Trump as their nominee 5 %
The DNC 9 %
MoveOn.org and George Soros5 4 %
Bernie Sanders, Bill Ayers, etc... 3 %
Donald Trump himself because he has agitated everbody 5 %
The culture created by the Barack Obama White House 22 %
These are honest, organic protests of individuals 2 %
Pretend it is election day and Donald Trump is the Republican candidate on the ballot. Would you???
Happily vote for Trump 45 %
Vote for Trump only because he is a Republican 5 %
Vote for Trump because it is a vote against the Democrats 19 %
Vote for Trump while holding my nose with the other hand 10 %
Vote for Trump but hate myself in the morning 2 %
Cast a write-in vote 9 %
Vote for the Democrat 3 %
Not vote for president at all 7 %
Which word best describes the series of Republican debates?
Awful 6 %
Disgraceful 17 %
Embarrassing 23 %
Entertaining 14 %
Exciting 2 %
Informative 4 %
Meaningless 13 %
Revealing 5 %
Ridiculous 8 %
Unbecoming 9 %
Who will drop out of the Republican presidential race first?
Ted Cruz 34 %
Marco Rubio 66 %
Is Donald Trump home free?
Yes. Trump has tapped into voter anger and will ride that to the nomination. 15 %
Yes. Neither Marco Rubio nor Ted Cruz will drop out early enough to derail Trump. 20 %
Yes. Trump supporters are so devoted to this guy they will never leave him. 21 %
Yes. Trump is wisely giving no specifics and that is working wonders for him. 7 %
No. Eventually, voters will figure out that insulting your way to a nomination is not the way to go. 3 %
No. Once all but one opponent drops out, Trump will not pick up enough support to hold off that remaining candidate. 17 %
No. It is only a matter of time before Trump says or does something so outlandish that even his supporters cannot back him. 4 %
No. Voters will eventually realize Trump has given no specifics and begin to question what he is really all about. 13 %
Will a new Supreme Court Justice be appointed and confirmed before President Obama leaves office?
Yes and it should happen. The President has the responsibility to nominate justices and the Senate has the responsibility to vote on that nominee. 4 %
Yes because Republicans will, yet again, roll over and cave in to supposed public pressure. 42 %
No because Republicans, who love to tout the Constitution, will defy that document and prevent any vote from ever happening. 6 %
No because for once, Republicans will develop some courage and force the president to hold off on making any nomination. 17 %
No because Senate Republicans will vote down any nominee the president makes. 31 %
Who is right in the Donald Trump-Pope Francis spat?
Donald Trump 86 %
Pope Francis 14 %
Do you believe Antonin Scalia died of natural causes?
Yes 33 %
No 67 %
What do the Democrat New Hampshire Primary results mean?
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will slug it out well into the spring and maybe to the convention. 7 %
The Feel the Bern movement is real and Hillary Clinton is in big, big trouble. 42 %
Bernie Sanders won in his own backyard and the win will end up becoming a historical footnote. 27 %
Hillary Clinton has to find a way to connect with young Democrat voters or else she is in trouble. 23 %
What do the Republican New Hampshire Primary results mean?
It remains a three horse race among Trump, Cruz and Rubio. 36 %
John Kasich has become a legit threat to win the nomination. 11 %
Jeb Bush is not out of it just yet. 8 %
It is still Donald Trump and then a bunch of other guys who cannot win. 45 %
What do the Democrat Iowa Caucus results tell you?
Bernie Sanders is a legitimate threat to Hillary Clinton. 29 %
When her back is up against the wall, Hillary Clinton comes out fighting and wins. 5 %
We need better ways to settle caucus ties than coin flips. 41 %
The Democrats might need to call in an alternative. Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden anyone? 25 %
What do the Republican Iowa Caucus results tell you?
Donald Trump must get better organized because Ted Cruz out-organized him and it paid off. 19 %
Marco Rubio has a real chance to pass both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump and win the nomination. 38 %
Donald Trump absolutely must win New Hampshire or his goose is cooked. 25 %
Ted Cruz will not be the nominee. Only once in the past 36 years has a Republican won Iowa and been the nominee. 18 %
Who won the most recent Republican debate?
Jeb Bush 0 %
Ben Carson 2 %
Chris Christie 6 %
Ted Cruz 34 %
Carly Fiorina 3 %
Jim Gilmore 2 %
Mike Huckabee 1 %
John Kasich 0 %
Rand Paul 1 %
Marco Rubio 16 %
Rick Santorum 1 %
Donald Trump 33 %
Who is the most likely Republican to drop out of the race after the Iowa caucus.
Jeb Bush 2 %
Ben Carson 9 %
Chris Christie 0 %
Ted Cruz 2 %
Carly Fiorina 4 %
Jim Gilmore 45 %
Mike Huckabee 16 %
John Kasich 4 %
Rand Paul 2 %
Marco Rubio 0 %
Rick Santorum 14 %
Donald Trump 4 %
What is your reaction to Donald Trump pulling out of the Fox News Debate?
I love it. He is standing up against media bias and prejudice. 46 %
He is standing up for himself and showing the same courage Ted Cruz has done on the Senate floor. 8 %
He is gutless. If he is afraid of Megyn Kelly, how is he going to handle Putin, ISIS, etc? 10 %
Trump is a crybaby and bully. I am so over him. 26 %
This is much ado about nothing. He will end up at the debate when all is said and done. 10 %
Donald Trump says he is building a bigger political movement than Ronald Reagan. Do you agree with him?
Yes 42 %
No 58 %
Six months from now, which of these elected officials is more likely to still hold their current position?
Kathleen Kane 65 %
Ed Pawlowski 35 %
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama said every one of the sentences listed below. Which do you think he believes the most?
The United States of America has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. 1 %
Anyone claiming that the American economy is in decline is peddling fiction. 15 %
I believe a thriving private sector is the lifeblood of our economy. 3 %
The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth. Period. It is not even close. 4 %
Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected into this office. 35 %
As we focus on destroying ISIL, over the top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands. 13 %
We cannot try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis. 15 %
What makes me so hopeful about our future is you. I believe in you. 6 %
God bless you and God bless the United States of America. 7 %
What is the top national or world story in 2015?
Radical Islamists murder five soldiers in Chattanooga and 14 civilians in San Bernardino 7 %
White man kills nine worshippers in Charleston church, prompting removal of Confederate flag in SC 19 %
Growing unrest, protest and violence involving the Black Lives Matter movement 3 %
The U.S. Supreme Court rules Obamacare is constitutional 16 %
The U.S. Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal in all 50 states 17 %
Pope Francis visits Washington DC, New York City and Philadelphia 8 %
John Boehner quits at Speaker of the House and is replaced by Paul Ryan 0
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton surge to the top of presidential polls 4 %
Terrorists strike France in both January and November 18 %
Refugees flood into Europe, sparking immigration debate here in the United States 17 %
Which is the top local or state story from 2015?
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane charged with perjury 11 %
A-Treat revived by local businessman 4 %
Pennsylvania budget standoff lasts until the week of Christmas 25 %
Cheryl Silvonek murdered, allegedly by 14-year-old daughter and her 20-year-old boyfriend 8 %
Pope Francis visits Philadelphia 9 %
Violence inside and outside several local schools 5 %
FBI raids Allentown City Hall 29 %
Jimmy Snuka charged with 1983 murder of Nancy Argentino in old George Washington Motor Lodge 1 %
Gregory Graf convicted of killing daughter-in-law Jessica Padgett and then sexually assaulting the body 4 %
Heinz-Kraft and Mack Trucks both announce several hundred jobs will be eliminated 6 %
Can ISIS be defeated without using American ground troops?
Yes 16 %
No 84 %
What quality are you most looking for in your next president?
Cares for me 1 %
Unimpeachable integrity 15 %
Honesty even when it is something I do not want to hear 26 %
Experience 1 %
Strong leadership 44 %
Toughness 13 %
Which presidential candidate do you believe would do the best job against terrorism?
Jeb Bush 1 %
Ben Carson 1 %
Chris Christie 4 %
Hillary Clinton 1 %
Ted Cruz 34 %
Carly Fiorina 0
Lindsay Graham 0
Mike Huckabee 2 %
John Kasich 0
Martin O'Malley 1 %
George Pataki 0
Rand Paul 2 %
Marco Rubio 2 %
Bernie Sanders 0
Rick Santorum 1 %
Donald Trump 53 %
What is your first reaction to Pat Toomey doubling down on his gun control proposal?
I am angry and can honestly say I cannot and will not vote for him. 41 %
I am disappointed he is falling for the old it is the guns fault thinking. I cannot vote for somebody that clueless. 29 %
I understand he has to do it to survive politically next year, but I want a courageous senator, not one only interested in survival. Count me out! 12 %
I am not surprised by the dumb move, but I will hold my nose and vote for him. 9 %
I am pleased because it is clear our current laws do nothing to deter gun violence. He has courage. I am still a Toomey voter. 5 %
I understand it. He has to do it to survive politically next year and he still has my vote.5 %
With 10 being the most concerned and 1 being the least concerned, how concerned are you about a terror strike in America before the end of the year?
1 5 %
2 2 %
3 2 %
4 3 %
5 6 %
6 5 %
7 4 %
8 15 %
9 7 %
10 49 %
Donald Trump says he wants surveillance on American mosques and a database on Syrian refugees. Do you agree with those ideas?
Yes. There is no way, NO WAY, our government is adequately vetting these refugees. 68 %
Yes. If our government conducts surveillance of groups like the Tea Party, why not mosques? 25 %
No. Both suggestions are directly contradictory to what the United States is supposed to stand for. 3 %
No. Databases on certain ethnic groups? Targeting a specific religion? Sounds a little like Nazi Germany to me. 5 %
Do you support Governor Wolf and his decision to welcome Syrian refugees to Pennsylvania?
Yes 2 %
No 98 %
Donald Trump says if he is elected president he would build a wall on our border with Mexico. Do you believe if Trump is our next president a wall will actually be built?
- Yes 80 %
No 20 %
Do you support the state budget deal that raises your sales taxes in exchange for property tax relief?
- Yes. Property taxes are forcing people out of their homes. I will gladly pay a little more sales tax to prevent that.6 %
- Yes. Paying a bit more in sales tax is better than higher property taxes.5 %
- No. You know and I know there will be no significant property tax relief. We were told that about gambling revenue and it made virtually no difference.66 %
- No. Why on earth would I support a tax increase that leaves us with the second highest sales tax in the United States?23%
In light of the massive spending on the most-recent judicial races in Pennsylvania and the opportunity for corruption, should judges be appointed rather than elected?
- Yes 27 %
- No 73 %
Do you like the Fox Business Network decision to shrink the number of candidates for the November 10 debate?
- Yes. Some of these candidates are wasting their and my time. 30 %
- Yes. If those candidates have not gotten traction by now, they never will. 16%
- Yes. There is criteria in place. If you cannot meet that criteria, you should be gone. 10%
- No. I want to hear from everybody, not just who is polling well right now. 20%
- No. Why not simply divide the 14 candidates evenly and have them debate regardless of poll rankings? 15%
- No. What is the rush to exclude anybody? 9%
WHAT AGGRAVATES YOU THE MOST ABOUT THE STORY ABOUT PRO SPORTS TEAMS GETTING PAID TO HOLD PATRIOTIC CEREMONIES AT GAMES?
- THE FACT THAT THE PENTAGON SPENT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO DO THIS. 27%
- THE FACT THAT PRO SPORTS TEAMS ACCEPTED MONEY TO DO THIS. 60%
- NOTHING. I AM JUST PLEASED TO SEE OUR MILITARY HONORED ON A BIG STAGE REGARDLESS OF HOW IT HAPPENS. 13 %
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT REPUBLICAN DEMANDS FOR FUTURE DEBATES?
- FINALLY THEY ARE STANDING UP FOR THEMSELVES! 38%
- CANDIDATES SHOULD BE ASKED HARD QUESTIONS, BUT I HAVE TO SAY THE CNBC MODERATORS WERE NOT TOUGH, THEY WERE MEAN, SARCASTIC, UNPROFESSIONAL AND DISGRACEFUL. THE GOP SHOULD FLEX ITS MUSCLES HERE. 38%
- I THINK IT IS TOTALLY WARRANTED. COMPARE HOW THE DEMS WERE TREATED TO HOW REPUBLICANS WERE TREATED. 12%
- ANYTHING TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF THE CNBC DEBACLE IS APPRECIATED. THE MODERATORS SHOULD NEVER BE THE STORY AFTER A DEBATE. NEVER. 8%
- DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS CRIED ABOUT THE WAY MEGYN KELLY TREATED THEIR MAN. SOMEBODY WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN TREATED UNFAIRLY. DEAL WITH IT! 0%
- I TOTALLY AGREE THAT CNBC MODERATORS WERE TERRIBLE, BUT REPUBLICANS SOUND LIKE BABIES HERE. 3%
- IF MODERATORS TREATED DEMOCRATS THIS WAY, REPUBLICAN SUPPORTERS WOULD BE LOVING IT. IT IS ALL A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE. 1%
- THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES EMBARRASSED THEMSELVES IN DEALING WITH HARSH QUESTIONS AND NOW THE ENTIRE PARTY IS FOLLOWING SUIT. 2%
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT REPUBLICAN TO DROP OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE?
- JEB BUSH 11%
- BEN CARSON 1%
- CHRIS CHRISTIE 1%
- TED CRUZ 1%
- CARLY FIORINA 1%
- LINDSEY GRAHAM 12%
- MIKE HUCKABEE 1%
- BOBBY JINDAL 6%
- JOHN KASICH 3%
- GEORGE PATAKI 46%
- RAND PAUL 7%
- MARCO RUBIO 0%
- RICK SANTORUM 9%
- DONALD TRUMP 1%
WHO WON THE DEBATES ON CNBC?
- JEB BUSH 1%
- BEN CARSON 4%
- CHRIS CHRISTIE 1%
- TED CRUZ 49%
- CARLY FIORINA 2%
- LINDSEY GRAHAM 0%
- MIKE HUCKABEE 1%
- BOBBY JINDAL 0%
- JOHN KASICH 0%
- GEORGE PATAKI 0%
- RAND PAUL 2%
- MARCO RUBIO 22%
- RICK SANTORUM 1%
- DONALD TRUMP 16%
WHICH REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WOULD YOU LEAST LIKELY VOTE FOR?
- JEB BUSH 38%
- BEN CARSON 3%
- CHRIS CHRISTIE 5%
- TED CRUZ 1%
- CARLY FIORINA 4%
- LINDSEY GRAHAM 24%
- MIKE HUCKABEE 1%
- BOBBY JINDAL 1%
- JOHN KASICH 2%
- GEORGE PATAKI 9%
- RAND PAUL 4%
- MARCO RUBIO 0%
- RICK SANTORUM 2%
- DONALD TRUMP 6%
A PHILADELPHIA NON-PROFIT WILL PAY ONE RANDOM PHILADELPHIA VOTER $10,000 JUST FOR VOTING THIS NOVEMBER. DO YOU LIKE THAT IDEA?
- YES. ANY WAY YOU CAN GET MORE PEOPLE TO VOTE, THE BETTER. 1 %
- NO. IT SEEMS JUST PLAIN WRONG AT BEST & ILLEGAL AT WORST. 99 %
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
- GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION 53%
- TERRORISM/CYBER TERRORISM 19%
- DYING 2%
- NATURAL DISASTERS 1%
- CRIME AGAINST ME OR MY FAMILY 7%
- FINANCIAL INSECURITY 15%
- HAVING IDENTITY STOLEN 0%
- MARITAL FAILURE 0%
- DESTRUCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT 1%
- PERSONAL PHOBIAS 2%