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Thursday News: GOP Can’t Control Trump Monster They Created; Hillary Talks National Security in Hampton

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, June 16.

  • New PPP Virginia poll highlights:
    *”88% of voters support background checks on all gun purchases, compared to
    only 8% who oppose them”
    *”55% of voters support banning assault weapons to only 33% opposed to such a
    ban.”
    ” Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 42-39, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 6% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2%.”
    *”A big part of that is Clinton still having some trouble getting Bernie Sanders fans
    to consolidate around her. Among Democrats or independents with a favorable opinion of Sanders she gets 68% to 8% for Trump, 7% for Johnson, 5% for Stein,
    and with 12% of voters undecided. If Clinton could get even half of those Sanders
    fans who are currently holding out right now to vote for her, her lead would
    expand from 3 points to 9.”
    *”to put the views of Trump fans in context, Robert E. Lee has a 65/7 favorability rating with them, compared to only 48/28 for Martin Luther King Jr. They say they have a higher opinion of Lee than King by a 44/31″

  • Best Middle School graduation speech ever?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0khR11eRvfQ