The Donald loses to Hillary, Biden, & Bernie8:26 AM, Jul 30, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new national Quinnipiac University poll finds Donald Trump leading the crowded Republican presidential primary field with 20 percent support, even as 30 percent of registered Republican voters say there is "no way" they would support him for president. The New York reality TV star and real-estate magnate is trailed by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, at 13 percent support, and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, at 10 percent.
Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio all have six percent support while Ted Cruz and John Kasich have 5 percent and Chris Christie has 3 percent.
This is a big jump for Trump in the Quinnipiac poll; in May, he registered just 5 percent support. Dropping the most support since May are Carson, Huckabee, and Rubio, who each registered 10 percent support two months ago.
Although he leads the GOP field in this latest poll, Trump doesn't poll so well against his potential Democratic opponents in the general election. Hillary Clinton, who holds a commanding lead of 55 percent among registered Democratic voters, is currently beating Trump 48 percent to 36 percent. Vice President Joe Biden, who is not yet in the race, earns 49 percent support to Trump's 37 percent, and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has 45 percent to Trump's 37 percent.
The other top Republicans are a little more even with Clinton. Bush has a one-point edge on her, 42 percent to 41 percent, while Clinton leads Walker by a single point, 44 percent to 43 percent.
Both Dems losing to Walker, Rubio, and Bush.8:36 AM, Jul 22, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Hillary Clinton is trailing some potential Republican opponents in three key swing states, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac, and doing about as well against the GOP as one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.
From conservatives to moderates, Hawkeye Republicans like the Wisconsin governor.3:43 PM, Jul 20, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa finds Scott Walker with a broad base of support just a week after the Wisconsin governor officially entered the presidential race. The new survey from Monmouth University finds Walker with 22 percent support, leading his closest competitor, Donald Trump, by nine points in the crowded GOP field.
8:41 AM, Jul 20, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
A smoldering policy dispute over the Iran deal between two frontrunners for the Republican nomination caught fire over the weekend, as the campaigns of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and former Florida governor Jeb Bush traded accusations of bad faith and the candidates themselves engaged in a pointed back-and-forth about how a newly elected president should handle the deal.
Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
On July 16, we saw the definitive end to one of the greatest abuses of power in recent memory. After five years, the Wisconsin supreme court finally halted the Milwaukee district attorney’s notorious “John Doe” investigation that targeted Governor Scott Walker and political allies trying to reform the state’s laws regarding fiscally ruinous public employee unions.
7:06 AM, Jul 15, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The latest Suffolk University/USA Today poll is likely spooking Republicans in Washington and eliciting cheers from Hillary Clinton headquarters. The poll finds Donald Trump leading the pack of GOP White House hopefuls with 17 percent support, with all the remaining candidates but Jeb Bush registering just single digits.
3:02 PM, Jul 14, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
As the news of the nuclear deal reached between the United States, its Western allies, and the Islamic Republican of Iran broke Tuesday morning, Republican presidential candidates were nearly unanimous in condemning the agreement.
9:46 PM, Jul 13, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker entered the Republican presidential race Monday in a forward-looking announcement speech that touched upon conservative principles that have guided his work in the state.
Everything you need to know.3:55 PM, Jul 13, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the entrance of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker into the crowded 2016 GOP primary field.
12:42 PM, Jul 13, 2015 • By SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is announcing that he's running for president today. Because of Walker's anti-Union reputation, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka made sure to weigh in.
But the labor leader got straight to his point."Scott Walker is a national disgrace," Trumka's full statement reads.
Running as 'a fighter who can win' and implement 'commonsense conservative reforms.'6:10 AM, Jul 13, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Scott Walker isn’t big on self-reflection.
12:01 AM, Jul 10, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
When Scott Walker formalizes his presidential run Monday with a long-anticipated announcement, he will have at his side a seasoned veteran of Republican politics and an architect of the modern conservative movement. THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Walker is expected to name Michael Grebe as campaign chairman as early as Friday.
...Fiorina gets a boost.1:38 PM, Jun 22, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
Over the past few months, the boss has conducted an unscientific straw poll to ask newsletter subscribers (subscribe for free!) and TWS blog readers their top three choices for the 2016 GOP nominee. This morning, he sent out the results, and Scott Walker has maintained his lead.
Here's an excerpt from the newsletter:
Gleanings and observations.10:20 AM, Jun 15, 2015 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
Another Sunday, another New York Times magazine, this one featuring a cover story about “Scott Walker and the dismantling of American unions.” Readers of the Old Grey Lady, a newspaper not without its virtues, are undoubtedly aware of its sympathy for down-trodden workers, especially if they belong to trade unions.