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.”

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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