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.”

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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