The Wednesday Read: House/Senate Polls & Birthright Citizenship

Be careful who you pretend to be you might forget who you are. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Gravis Marketing Poll – U.S. House – MT
  • Gravis Marketing Poll – U.S. Senate – MT
  • Birthright Citizenship
  • Final Thought

Gravis Marketing Poll – MT House:

Maybe, just maybe, the momentum in Montana’s U.S. House (MT-AL) race is in the camp of Democrat Kathleen Williams.

A new Gravis Marketing poll conducted October 24-26 asked 782 likely Montana voters who they would vote for in the House race. Both Williams and incumbent Greg Gianforte (R) received 48% of the vote. There are 3% who are undecided. The poll did not ask about Libertarian candidate Elinor Swanson.

The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

The evening of November 6 could be really interesting. This race could decide who controls the U.S. House.

Gravis Marketing Poll – MT U.S. Senate:

A new Gravis Marketing poll conducted October 24-26 asked 782 likely Montana voters who they would vote for in Montana’s U.S Senate race.

The race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Matt Rosendale shows Tester with a 48% – 45% lead. There are 7% who are undecided. Since the poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percent, it’s a toss-up. Libertarian Rick Breckenridge was not included in the polling.

I still think Tester will win this race easily.

Birthright Citizenship:

In another move to get votes for the midterm, USA Today reported that U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview that he plans to sign an executive order ending “birthright citizenship” for the children of non-American citizens who are born on U.S. soil.

Trump also said during the interview, “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States, with all of those benefits.”

That statement was quickly pointed out as false. USA Today reported that according to World Atlas, about 30 nations grant birthright citizenship.

More and more Trump reminds me of the pathological liar character (Tommy Flanagan) played by Jon Lovitz.

The 14th Amendment covers citizenship:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

Trump seems to be able to conjure up a lot of fear by going against people who are different than the average white Republican. He is throwing stuff out to see if it sticks.

Sure Trump can sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship, but after he signs it there will be challenges in court. It won’t be changed for years, if at all.

It’s nothing but a campaign ploy.

Final Thought:

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people. – Hugo Black

 

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5 Comments

  1. Birthright Citizenship: The purpose of the amendment was to assure slaves born in the US would be citizens, it was never meant for those that are here illegally…how many of those 30 countries allow birthright citizenship to illegals?

    No one should be surprised about this, it was a campaign promise and he has been talking about it for over two years…

    • Barry – It’s all a campaign stunt for votes. I’ll bet it never happens. You asked, “How many of those 30 countries allow birthright citizenship to illegals.” Who cares? That does not make a difference to me. -Thanks, -JmB

      • It is totally ok that it doesn’t matter to you, but as a nation of laws, it does matter here…

      • Barry – those are other countries. Even Trump’s people believe the courts will shoot it down. It’s just a campaign stunt. Next he’ll give away puppies for votes. Thanks, JmB

    • Trump has always courted his racist base to keep them riled up with his outrageous racial and religious dogwhistles and fearmongering, always keeping the Us (white, allegedly christian, English speaking people) vs Them (people of color, other religions and languages) wound freshly opened. How’s that working out for you?


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