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.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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