We asked and you answered: This week’s poll results are in. From the power of Trump’s endorsements to Congress’ involvement with UFOs, Liberty Nation readers have weighed in with their opinions.
With the primary season in full swing, does Donald Trump’s endorsement matter?
- Yes – 76%
- Some – 9%
- Not Really – 12%
- Depends on the Race – 3%
It’s no secret the Democrats are scrambling, trying to hold their position. But, as much as they might like to deny it, former President Donald Trump’s endorsements actually do matter. Most of our poll participants agree, and the recent Pennsylvania primaries might give a hint into just how much political power the former commander-in-chief wields.
“Trump-endorsed Pennsylvania state Senator Douglas Mastriano won his primary with roughly 45% of the vote share, more than doubling his closest rival, former Rep. Lou Barletta. The much-coveted endorsement arrived late in the campaign – on May 14 – when Mastriano was polling at around 18%. When news of the nod broke, his stock rose quickly, with the latest pre-primary polling coming in at almost 35%.”
In North Carolina’s Republican primary, Rep. Ted Budd – who came out well ahead of his closest opponent, former Gov. Pat McCrory, in his bid for the Senate – gave some credit to Trump’s early endorsement of his campaign.
LN Chief Political Correspondent & Satirist Graham J Noble suggests that Trump will likely have about a 70% success rate in primary endorsements, going by his past achievements and his current trend. As an example, Noble wrote:
“For 2020, the last congressional election year, Ballotpedia gave Trump a 77% success rate – he endorsed 141 winners and 42 losers. And a lot of candidates have seen their polling numbers go up after a nod from the former commander-in-chief.”
Like it or not, Trump’s nod does have a significant impact on a candidate’s success.
How important was the congressional session on UAPs (UFOs)?
- Not at all – 67%
- Not very – 25%
- Very – 8%
Who doesn’t like to talk about UFOs? In the past, the answer would have been “the government,” as it had a reputation for being secretive about unidentified aircraft flying around in our skies. Think of Area 51 and the controversy over that highly confidential military base. Are aliens hidden there? Who knows?
However, most of our poll participants didn’t think the congressional session on UAPs or UFOs was very important. Or, perhaps, it was just that the meeting itself wasn’t very productive. In any case, Congress is now trying to be a bit more transparent regarding possible otherworldly encounters.
“Since last June’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence report on UAP, more than 400 new images have been collected. Unfortunately, detailed and accurate analysis of sightings is hampered by a ‘lack of high-quality data and reporting.’”
The concern, however, isn’t just about little green aliens scoping out our planet. As Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) said, the US also needs to prevent potential “adversaries like Russia and China from surprising us with unforeseen new technologies.”
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