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Pollster Gets Shock Trump Results, Immediately Disavows Own Poll


disclaimerReported By Ben Marquis | May 7, 2018 at 8:24am

Much has been said and written about the use of polls and polling data over the past few years, particularly as it related to candidate-turned-President Donald Trump and typically in regard to how poll samples are skewed to disfavor him and marginalize his support.

According to Breitbart, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday contained results that were so against the grain of that poll’s usual results that the pollsters actually added in a sort of disclaimer when the results were released, seemingly disavowing the results of their own poll.

The openly stated reason for that disavowal was that the poll showed a sudden spike in support for the president and a number of his policies over the most recent polling period. 

That would be the latest weekly approval numbers compiled by the Reuters/Ipsos polling team, which placed Trump’s approval rating at 48 percent and disapproval at 49 percent among all adults — with a 49-49 tie among registered voters — for the period of April 27-May 1, a significant uptick in approval over the prior week’s results.

That sudden surge in Trump’s approval compelled the pollsters to preface their report with an explanation that cast the shocking results as an outlier they refused to accept as reality, but would report to the public nonetheless.

“This week’s Reuters/Ipsos Core Political release presents something of an outlier of our trend,” cautioned the pollsters. “Every series of polls has the occasional outlier and in our opinion this is one. 

“So, while we are reporting the findings in the interest of transparency, we will not be announcing the start of a new trend until we have more data to validate this pattern.”

Interestingly, when Trump’s approval rating was broken down by party line, it showed the president received 20-79 approval versus disapproval among Democrats, 81-18 approval among Republicans and a 51-45 split in his favor among independents.

A breakdown of the issues shows where Trump’s support is strong, as he cleared the 50 percent approval threshold on a number of incredibly important issues, including the economy (57-39), employment and jobs (59-35), dealing with the Islamic State group (58-35) and taxation (52-42).
Even on the hot-button issue of immigration, Trump came out ahead with a rating of 50-47 percent in his favor. 

The president was also winning support, albeit with slimmer margins, on the issues of foreign policy (48-45), dealing with Congress (47-46) and international trade (49-43).

On a separate but important note as we approach the midterm elections, the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Democrats held only a slight five-point lead over Republicans on the generic Congressional ballot — 39-34 percent — with 14 percent undecided.

Unfortunately for Democrats, while their base was a bit more solid than Republicans in this measure, the poll showed independents leaning more toward the GOP — 22-19 percent — with 19 percent supporting a third party and 31 percent still undecided.

The poll of 1,548 Americans doesn’t appear to be as skewed toward the left as we have seen with other polls. Samples included 556 Democrats, 579 Republicans and 163 independents — though as a whole the respondents appeared to identify slightly more as Democrat than Republican.

If the Reuters/Ipsos poll is truly an outlier, we’ll know for sure in another week or two if those numbers remain reverse dramatically.

That said, there is no denying that Trump has recently been gaining steam — particularly in regard to the economy, jobs and potential peace with North Korea, to say nothing of a possibleKanye bump — so much so that even the pollsters have to admit that more Americans view Trump as “winning” than they would have imagined.please likeand share and leave a comment

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday, April 13, 2018


Poll: Who Should Regulate: Facebook or the Government? Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in Congress raises key questions over online regulation Read and Vote
News: Dubai Princess ‘Seized During Escape Attempt’ Testimony from the princess’ Finnish friend Read More
Poll Results: Poll Results: Should the US Strike Syria Over Chemical Weapons? Trump has threatened a missile attack. Did our readers agree? Read more
Blog: Reform or Reaffirm? Mohammed Bin Salman’s Plan So, far the changes made by the Crown Prince have not reformed Islam Read More
Blog: Islamist-Friendly Canada, Eh? How Canada was infiltrated by Pakistani extremists Read More
Readers Write
Mauro on Fox: Trump Needs to Hit Syria Hard

“I’m torn on this one. Why does he need to hit Syria hard? I don’t have a problem with protecting an ally (Israel), but outside of that, I don’t see why the USA needs to spend blood and treasure on Syria. If Iran turns it into a giant ISIS state to export terror and attack Israel, then just turn the whole place into glass.”

– K.K.

‘FBI Sacrificed Me to Gather Intel on Al-Qaeda’

“No one is safe from being used by the government.”

– J.P.S.

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Podcast: Russia’s Aim in Mid East: Bloody the Nose of Uncle Sam Why is Russia dominating the Middle East and how does it affect America? Listen
Video: Mauro: Don’t Forget Assad Killed US Troops in Iraq Clarion’s national security analyst comments on Fox News Watch
News and Video: US Takes Out Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Watch the video of the operation from the Defense Department Read and Watch
News Analysis: You’ll Never Guess Who’s Lining Up Against War Surprising shifts in the political map over whether or not to go to war with Syria Read More
Feature: Why the First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 7 World War I set in motion the development of three totalitarian ideologies: Islamism, fascism and communism Read
Readers Write
Mauro on Fox: Trump Needs to Hit Syria Hard

“Hit em hard Trump. Time for Assad’s murdering to end.”

– J.W.

US Leads Global Track Down of Returning Foreign Jihadis

“Come to Canada this is where they are regrouping in preparation for the next terrorist attack. Take Trudeau as well as he supports them.”

– J.J.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


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Another thing Trump has done in one year what Obama couldn’t do in 8 years, and that is defeat ISIS.

Trump Defeats ISISPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017 ©2018.

Hot Off the Presses: US’ New Strategy to Fight ISIS


Published By Clarion Project Wednesday, February 28, 2018

While one American ISIS wannabe was extradited from Tunisia back to the U.S. to face terrorism charges and another from Maryland stated he planned to attack federal buildings in Baltimore, the U.S. revealed its latest plans to fight the international aspirations of ISIS:

  • The State Department named seven ISIS-affiliated groups as Foreign Terrorist Organizations and two ISIS-affiliated leaders as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. The groups hail from West Africa, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Somalia and Egypt.The individuals are two followers of ISIS’ self-styled “caliph” Abu Bakr-al-Baghdadi in Africa: Mahad Moalim, the deputy leader of the ISIS-affiliate in Somalia, and Abu Musab al-Barnawi, an ISIS leader in West Africa.“These designations target key ISIS-affiliated groups and leaders outside its fallen caliphate in Iraq and Syria,” said a representative from the State Department. “Today’s actions are a critical step in degrading ISIS’s global network and denying its affiliates the resources they need to plan and carry out terrorist attacks.”

    Among other consequences of these designation are that all property and interests in property of the designees are blocked. U.S. citizens are also prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.

  • The State Department, along with INTERPOL and the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, is holding an international conference on “Mobilizing Law Enforcement Efforts to Defeat ISIS” in Washington, D.C.  February 27-28. 2018. Attending are senior-level U.S. justice and law enforcement officials along with their counterparts from close to 90 countries and organizations.The purpose of the conference is to address the international threat posed by the defeat of the “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. State Department officials say the conference “will build on our existing strategy and lay the foundation for the next phase in our effort as we work to confront the evolving ISIS threat.”
  • In addition to fighting ISIS, the U.S. is also focusing its efforts to counter the threats posed by Iran. U.S. President  Donald Trump recently called the leaders of the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, to thank them for suggesting ways that the Gulf States “can better counter Iranian destabilizing activities and defeat terrorists and extremists.”Both crown princes are planning visits to the U.S. this spring for meetings with Trump.

Meanwhile, ISIS is urging its followers to carry out lone wolf vehicular attacks in the West in its latest propaganda poster released through its media outlets. “Hit them with a truck; kill them all” screams the poster. The words are set in black and red on top of an image of a large and ominous truck splattered with blood.

Comparing ISIS and the NRA


Authored By Meira Svirsky Monday, February 26, 2018

ISIS released a video Feb. 26, 2018 about the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in which they beheaded hostages
ISIS released a video Feb. 26, 2018 about the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in which they beheaded hostages (Photo: Video screenshot)

A media storm ensued last weekend after filmmaker Michael Moore called the National Rifle Association (NRA) a terrorist organization worse than ISIS.

Moore tweeted, “The NRA is a terrorist organization. The media should speak of the NRA in the same way they do ISIS.” Moore was reacting to the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

While Clarion Project does not profess to have expertise (or even an opinion) on the issue of gun control, what we can tell you is what ISIS has been up to just in the last few days:

  • After claiming responsibility for an attack on a church last week in Dagestan that killed five women, ISIS published a letter urging its followers to kidnap and murder Christians in “Russian-occupied” areas. The letter was titled: “Strike Their Necks and Strike Each One of Their Sons.”

  • Before beheading hostages in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, one of the ISIS executioners declared, “From the land of Yarmouk, we have told you, don’t get involved in our war. But you have refused and been proud of yourself (for this) and this is the punishment. We are telling you in the name of Allah, we shall pave the road to Rome with the skulls of these [prisoners].” The statement was made in a gruesome video released today, February 26, 2018.

  • An “army” of close to 1,000 jihadi brides is expected to return to Europe as ISIS suffers more and more defeats in their self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. European authorities fear these women, along with their children, were trained as terror assets as per ISIS’ philosophy of women taking “more active roles” in jihad. In addition, an estimated 30 percent of the 5,000 ISIS foreign fighters from Europe are believed to have returned to their countries of origin.

  • A prominent British couple is believed to have been kidnapped and murdered by an ISIS cell in South Africa.

  • A former police officer from Fairfax, Virginia, Nicholas Young, 38, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for providing material support to ISIS. Virginia has been a hotbed of ISIS activity in the U.S.

To find out where ISIS is still active in 2018, click here.

ISIS “Lone Wolf” Taunts New Yorkers With Chilling Selfies Taken in Their Midst


Reported By John Falkenberg | January 3, 2018 at 5:54pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/isis-lone-wolf-taunts-new-yorkers/

Authorities in New York are reportedly investigating what appears to be an Islamic State group-supporting young man taking “selfies” around New York City, specifically outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the One World Trade Center.

The images began circulating through social media over the previous weekend, according to Fox News, and their appearance has concerned countless thousands, if not millions.

According to the New York Daily News, “one of the images had the caption ‘We are in your own Backyard,’” said Eric Feinberg, the co-founder of GIPEC, a cyber-intelligence firm that monitors potential terrorist activity on social media. That’s certainly cause for some concern.

The above image from Twitter shows a young man wearing cold weather clothing with Islamic State branding on it. The purpose of such a photo is obvious: to instill fear in the hearts of the American people.

The Islamic State group wants to inspire lone wolves to believe that they are not alone, and that if they attack, they’ll be participating in the take-down of the United States, rather than the final gasps of the shell of a terrorist organization. Should they be foolish enough to believe that, they’ll pay for it dearly. Thanks to President Donald Trump, his administration, and the men and women of our armed forces, the Islamic State group is very quickly approaching “history textbook footnote” status.

Their antics may be slightly intimidating, but it’s important to keep in mind that the image above may well have been doctored.

“Maybe it’s Photoshopped, maybe it’s not. It should be taken seriously,” Feinberg said.

And this potential lone wolf is being taken very seriously. While a NYPD spokesman didn’t call the threat “credible,” he did say the matter was being looked into.

“The NYPD is aware of the photograph. As with all terror related threats, the NYPD is looking into the incident. At this time there are no credible threats related to New York City,” an NYPD spokesman said Tuesday night according to the New York Daily News.

It’s a dumb terrorist who deliberately provokes the boys in blue.

While leftist may crow that the United States has a mandate to keep its proverbial doors wide open to whoever would like to enter, incidents like these tell us a very different — and far more factual — story.

H/T The Sun

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