Election by Numbers: Let's Talk Polls

Donald Trump loves polls and polls love him – or so he thinks. Co-host Stu Burguiere broke down the numbers Friday on The Glenn Beck Program to show how Donald Trump and Ted Cruz would fare against Hillary Clinton.

Trump vs. Hillary Clinton

• Last night, Trump quoted a January 4th Fox News poll in which he beat Clinton. In the most recent Fox News poll, Trump loses by 5 points.

• In the most recent CNN poll, Trump loses by 8 points (the same poll he said was excellent during the debate).

• In the most recent USA Today poll, Trump loses to Clinton 45-43.

Head-to-Head Against Hillary Clinton

Here's how the numbers stack up in the latest 20 polls on how Trump and Cruz would perform against Hillary in the general election.

• Trump wins against Hillary in 2 and loses in 18

• Cruz wins against Hillary in 10 and loses in 10 (however, he won 7 of the last 9 polls)

Open Election vs. Closed Election

Donald Trump has dominated in races where Democrats are allowed to vote in the Republican primary, whereas Ted Cruz fares better in closed contests. Speculators believe Trump could have had as many as 170,000 votes go his way as a result of Democrats crossing over.

“There's a piece of analysis that went through The Washington Post and how they think about 170,000 votes may have gone to Donald Trump in South Carolina that were not Republican votes. They call them Democratic spoiler votes,” Stu said.

“So people went in there [because] he's praising Planned Parenthood and we know he's basically a Democrat as Hillary Clinton called him. So they go in there and make Donald Trump win. Then we have a choice of two Democrats. ...Donald Trump has performed much better in open primaries, where Democrats or Independents can come in and vote in the Republican primary.”

Vote Without Democratic Crossover in South Carolina

Rubio: 165,881

Cruz: 164,790

Trump: 69,851

“There's no electability argument for Donald Trump,” Stu said. “A lot of things can happen over the course of a campaign. But what is sure right now is the data overwhelmingly supports the idea that the worst chance you have to beat Hillary Clinton is Donald Trump. You can find a poll here and there where he wins, but he wins by less than the other candidate every single time.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

Watch the video below to hear the conversation:

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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