POLL: Who is Your Presidential Pick after the Conventions?


By: Sharon Aron Baron

Now that the Democratic National Convention is over, let’s see where our residents stand on the presidential candidates.

In our poll last week, taken during the height of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump won by 45.9 percent.   Hillary Clinton 40.6 percent and third party candidates received 13.4 percent.

Donald Trump

Were you swayed by Trump’s message and his plans for the future? Last Thursday, Trump told the American people that they will come first once again and his plan will begin with safety at home. “…which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders and protection from terrorism. There can be no prosperity without law and order.”

Trump said he will use his expertise to fix the system and he alone can fix it.

“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”  he said.

On the economy, Trump reminded the audience that he had made billions of dollars in business making deals and now he was going to make our country rich again and said he will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild America.”

“I am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great ones. America has lost nearly-one third of its manufacturing jobs since 1997, following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by Bill and Hillary Clinton.”

He proposed one of the largest tax reductions which will help middle class citizens and reduce business taxes which will bring more companies here. “Then we are going to deal with the issue of regulation, one of the greatest job-killers of them all. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion a year, and we will end it.”

He also wants to open free speech for everyone by letting religious institutions openly advocate their political views without losing their tax-exempt status.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech was given on Thursday and from the transcript she says this about Trump: 

“Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. Well he could start by actually making things in America again.”

Clinton brought up the question of Trump’s ability to handle the pressure of being President of the United States. 

“We entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces. Decisions about war and peace. Life and death. A president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country — including the sons of Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, both Marines. Ask yourself: Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be Commander-in-Chief? Donald Trump can’t even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protestor at a rally. Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

So what’s her plan?  In the first 100 days she said they will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II. Jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure.  She said that she will work with Bernie Sanders to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all as well as liberate millions of people who already have student debt and appoint Supreme Court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights, not restrict them by passing a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Clinton said that if we want to keep America safe, we also can’t afford to have a President who’s in the pocket of the gun lobby.

“I’m not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment. I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.”

Clinton said we should be working with responsible gun owners to pass common-sense reforms to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and all others who would do us harm.

How Did Coral Springs Residents Vote in the past?

Let’s look back to see how Coral Springs residents voted in the 2012 election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Out of 33 precincts, Obama won in 31 of them.  In 2008 between Barack Obama and John McCain, Obama won in 32 out of 33 precincts.  

Are the past two elections any indication how residents will vote?  More importantly, are they any indication how Floridians will vote. Who will you vote for in November:  Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or someone else?

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.


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  • Jason King

    No more Red VS Blue, vote Third Party, end the vicious cycle!

  • Puty

    I vote for Liar in Chief, Hillary; check out Hillary’s America at the Fandango on Westview Dr. before voting for more of the same, which will finish this country as many of us knew it. Can’t tell me that our great city hasn’t been affected by Fed policy and $$ we took (ie. section 8 housing…..Parkland didn’t take any, and a blind person can see the difference!!).

    On the surface we have two flawed candidates, but only one gives us the chance to make this country great again. I hate being lied to, and Hillary is the master of it no doubt, only surpassed by our current “leaders” (ie; the other day the GDP was forecasted to be 2.5 and came in at 1.2, and they revised down the last two quarters substantially as well at the same time…they always play this game!!). If you believe that unemployment is only 5% I have a house in Coral Springs I will sell ya!

  • Puty

    Interesting Mr or Ms Editor. My post had no vulgarity and only facts and you reviewed and took off….lefty censorship….beautiful, it has hit Coral Springs!! Bye

  • John K

    I’m not sure this Donald Trump is meant to win, not that he can’t win, but I think he only entered the race to play the role of wicked witch of the west to hillary’s Dorothy. 😀 I mean honestly, has he stated a single business plan for helping america or has it all about finding new and exciting ways to insult & offend one group or another. & the latest target, babies/children. No Don, it’s shake hands and KISS babies, not have them tossed to the curb!

    • Barb

      Maybe you should stop by his website, he has a lot of plans listed. He has said he will renegotiate trade agreements which are killing America…we are on the losing end of them all to name just one.

    • Barb

      Also I really doubt he would spend his own money if he didn’t mean to win. He will be beholden to no one…that is HUGE.

      • tjb

        Trump is not spending his money. It is a loan. The contributions to his campaign will be used to pay back Little Donnie. Also, many off these loans are being use coverage the expense of his HUGE plane and going to his businesses (his resorts and golf courses when he has campaign events at these locations). What he charges back for these events is HUGE.

        • Barb

          Only his own money for primary.

  • Fred

    Trump is a spectacular disaster. By the time the election rolls around, assuming he actually lasts that long, his main demographic, uneducated white men, will be about all he has left. And there aren’t enough of them spread widely enough to win national elections.

    • Barb

      I sort of think the educated white men are voting for him, I mean seriously if they are educated how could they possibly vote for a woman who is a known liar…about really serious stuff….so personally as an educated white woman I am able to see past the hatchet job the press is doing on him, all the press. A woman who averages a huge scandal every other year since she has been in the public eye…they aren’t all made up. Look at the 17 suspicious trail of bodies she has left in her wake. If she is so spectacular why no press conferences? Something has to change in our government and Lying Hillary certainly would not be that change.

      • Fred

        Trump has the temperament of a child and displays it without compunction on a national stage. And you think it’s a hatchet job by all the press to report it?

        Whatever you say, Barb.

  • kilroy

    #neverhillary #notwithher #hillarysucks

  • Fred

    Granted, Fox is a super liberal news source that’s always trying to destroy the Republican party, but you might want to consider these poll results anyway.


    You appear to be part of an ever-dwindling minority.

  • Wake me when it is over

    Idiots… with all that is known about Clinton, 40 percent???

  • Fred


    These are the liberal lemmings and spineless, mindless jellyfish you’re talking about, right?

    It’s entirely possible to think Trump is less fit to serve than Clinton while acknowledging Clinton’s shortcomings.

    • Barb

      I could pen a letter also…You ever wonder why they don’t want someone who isn’t a politician in the White House.

  • Tjb

    Can’t believe that people are making so many negative remarks about the Great Trump. We should show more respect to him, afterall, he did recently received the Purple Heart. Go ask John McCain … he’ll tell you the scarifice trump made to the recipient of this honor.

    • Barb

      Well really….”What difference does it make” The man wanted Trump to have it…that’s how much faith he has in the man. What this administration has done to veterans is dispicable.

      • tjb

        Little is done because of the Republican poor efforts on supporting the Vets. What has tRump done for the vets? The few millions that he mandated his buddies to give to charity is nothing in the big pictures,We all know that Trump donates very little money to charities. I bet that I give as much directly to charities as Trump. and not even close to being a billionaire.

        • Barb

          97% of the money Hillary’s donated was to her own charity…talk about hypocritical. I don’t care how much money either donate….I do care whether someone has put our national security at risk to further their political career.

          • tjb

            I am just saying trump really has not done much for vets. Still would like to see his tax returns. I think that it will prove that he is a fraud about his wealth and charitable givings. He tells us he is worth 10 billion …the Clinton’s are worth 110 million roughly 100 times more than trump’s net worth.. I bet he did NOT give as much as they did. to any group of charities.

  • Barb

    #DonaldTrump was caught tying his shoes, it was observed that the loop looked like a noose. Democrats are reeling in fear as he was talking about Hillary while tying his shoes. FBI is investigating Trump for intent to hang Hillary Clinton. Stay tuned for our next story! #GetRealPeople

  • tjb

    Look like your are reading Trump’s good friend’s (David Pecker) credible publication National Enquirer, the only media outlet that tells the truth.

  • tjb

    Yea Hillary used poor judgment but she did not break the law according to the FBI. But her judgement is still superior to trumps. When will people realize that trump only cares about his self interest not that of US citizens. In GOD we Trust not trump

    • Barb

      She put our national security at risk and did it knowlingly and then deleted stuff and covered stuff up and lied and lied and lied. I don’t think Benghazi showed that she cared about anything other than herself. Lets not forget the trail of bodies she has left in her wake…ok maybe some of them are Bills.

      • tjb

        tRump is the best recruiter of ISIS terrorists when he talks about carpet bombing civilians and attacking the Muslim faith. He’s playing right into the hands of the terrorist. Hate begot hate,a GREAT and HUGE recruiting tool. Also, you have a six sense as a mind reader with your statements that HRC knowingly put national security at risk. Can you let me know the winning lotto numbers for tonight. Do that and I will lose all integrity and vote for little Donnie and become a loser.

  • Puty

    Trump has spent $60million of his own money to date versus Hillary who has spent that on lies and Drs.! According to Schnitt I guess this would mean the Nazi is trying to buy the election, but on a hunch he isn’t and means well I’m all in for Trump, as we know where a Clinton presidency will go! Please all, at least go to each of their websites and see what they are promising or planning rather than making this a high school popularity contest cause you want a woman or you don’t like his hair 😉