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Political Polling has voters scratching their heads.

As we enter another major electoral cycle, we begin to hear more from political polling organizations, most of which I do not trust. They were dead wrong in the 2016 presidential election. So much so, their credibility has yet to recover. I think it comes down to the methodology they use to conduct a poll. Some use general registered voters, some do not, some are strictly aimed at a particular political party, and others will take whoever has a pulse, be it a citizen or not.

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IBD Releases Eighth Annual Survey of the Best Online Brokers

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Investor’s Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced the results of its eighth annual investor survey of the Best Online Brokers. Notably, Fidelity reclaimed its position as the leader in Overall Customer Experience, making this the fifth time in six years that it secured the top spot, narrowly edging out Charles Schwab. This year Fidelity ranked among the top five brokers in 14 of the 15 categories and ranked first or second in 11 categories while Charles Schwab was among the top five brokers in all 15 categories.

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The Press Needs More Than A Super Bowl Ad To Fix Its Plunging Credibility

While journalists are getting pink slips across the country, the Washington Post decided to dump a boatload of cash for a Super Bowl image ad that tried to portray the news media as national heroes. Here's a better, and much cheaper, idea to restore the industry's shattered reputation: Be less blatantly partisan.

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Will Justice Investigate Hillary Clinton's Crimes In Uranium One-Fusion GPS Scandal? It Should

A New York Times headline says it all: "Justice Dept. to Weigh Inquiry Into Clinton Foundation." Yes, the pressure is growing to fully investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton for their many questionable activities tied to their charitable foundation and to Fusion GPS, the creator of the largely bogus Trump dossier. Given the mountains of evidence of possible criminal wrongdoing, it's about time.

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U.S. Auto Sales Expected to Gain Some Momentum As Economy Strengthens

Americans’ intent to acquire new vehicles accelerated sharply in October, largely due to robust confidence in the overall economy, and enticing deals on outgoing 2017 models. TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index climbed 19 points this month, to a score of 110, its highest reading since February. Thus, we anticipate that auto sales, which posted their first monthly gains of the year in September, will continue this momentum in the near future.

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Obama Has Killed Public’s Trust In Government

“In this present crisis,” Ronald Reagan said at his inauguration, “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” But it took Barack Obama to get the public to believe it.

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Hillary Clinton Dogged By Trust Issues: Poll

More than half the public says Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy, one of several problems that could hamper her bid for the presidency, the May IBD/TIPP poll finds. The poll found that 51% of the public does not believe Hillary is trustworthy; just 43% think she is. Independents were even more skeptical, with 60% saying Hillary is not trustworthy.

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Americans Upbeat On 2015, Still Split On Issues: Poll

As 2014 ends, Americans are in a more upbeat mood about their prospects, but no less split along partisan lines on a variety of issues after a hard-fought midterm election that led to sweeping changes in Congress.

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Sharpton Advising Obama Insults Police — And Blacks

By rolling the red carpet out for black "leader" Al Sharpton, President Obama spits in the eye of every police officer — white, black or whatever. A federal war on police begins.

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In VA System, Shinseki Resignation Fixes Nothing

The exit of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki in the wake of a scandal is probably appropriate, but won't resolve the real issue: that of an agency that's gotten too big, arrogant and self-interested to control.

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Poll: Focus On Jobs, Not Income Gap Or Immigration

President Obama says he wants to focus his administration's efforts on closing the income gap between rich and poor, and Republicans in Congress have vowed to make immigration reform a top priority this year.

Both are wildly out of touch with the American public, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll.

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ObamaCare, Obama Support Hit Record Lows In New Poll

One in five Democrats now opposes ObamaCare, a record high, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. And more than one in six Democrats now say they want it repealed, another new high.

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