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Exit polls reveal 36% Republican turnout, 33% Democrat
Polls have now closed in Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas. There are very interesting House races in the three New England states, where right now, there are no Republicans from all of New England. We’ll be watching those closely. Also the governor’s race and Michigan senate race in Pennsylvania, our particular attention. We also are getting national exit poll data. Right now, it looks like the turnout was 36%, Republican 33% Democrat 31% independent. If that trend holds, then the Republicans should have a pretty good night particularly in the House of Representatives. Republicans are exceeding 40% of the Hispanic vote in the states that have voted so far. That will be a new record for them and indicates about a seven or eight point swing from the last election among Hispanics toward the Republicans. There is a gender gap. Democrats lead Republicans among women by seven. Republicans lead Democrats among men by 16 points. One of the more interesting findings was about democracy being threatened.
The great majority of the country thinks democracy is being threatened. Trouble is, from President Biden’s point of view, is that both parties think democracy is being threatened with each one blaming the other for doing the threatening to democracy. This is Larry Lindsey for Straight Arrow News.
Why Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy is such a remarkable leader
In 2022, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy garnered a standing ovation when he addressed the U.S. Congress, invoking a quotation from Franklin D. Roosevelt. In that same year, he made a Grammys appearance from a bunker in Kyiv, urging unity in the fight against Russia. Since Russia initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Zelenskyy’s prowess as
How Chinese media covered Biden-Xi meeting
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently met in San Francisco, marking their first in-person meeting in more than a year. After years of rising U.S.-China tensions, expectations for the meeting were understandably low. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey examined Chinese domestic media coverage of the meeting to identify the hopes,
Rising support for Hamas among students highlights ignorance
Tensions are rising on college campuses as pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students clash, increasing calls for heightened security measures and even the resignation of top administrators. Some universities have taken the step of banning pro-Palestinian groups, accusing them of supporting Hamas and openly endorsing the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey
Chinese disappearances are no mere coincidence
Xi Jinping has greatly expanded his power and authority within China since rising to the presidency in 2013. In similarly authoritarian systems, political disappearances, assassinations, and abductions frequently rise. Throughout 2023, observers have noticed these events playing out in China. Even the most powerful and high-profile Chinese politicians have fallen victim to secretive disappearances and
US debt interest is cause for concern
Economist Paul Krugman recently said that interest payments on U.S. debt won’t be a major concern in the years ahead. The U.S. national debt is almost at $33 trillion, and the interest payments alone on that debt are approaching $500 billion per year. Straight Arrow News contributor Larry Lindsey disagrees with Krugman and instead urges
Stories each side is underreporting
Secretive surveillance program has been tracking Americans’ phone records for over a decade: Report
26 sources | 20% from the left
Arizona officials charged with allegedly conspiring to delay midterm election outcome
14 sources | 0% from the right
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