Lee Cleveland, Polls and Trends

Presidential Election 2020: White men critical in Biden’s win

It was - and still is – President Trump’s most reliable demographic.White men.However, it's that same demographic that was critical in helping Joe Biden unseat the Republican incumbent.An underdog against the more established Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won 62 percent of White male voters in the...

2021 Virginia governor’s race: Why we should watch it closely

By law, Virginia governors can’t serve two consecutive 4-year terms so the state’s current governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, is barred from seeking re-election in 2021. Even if you don’t live in Virginia, the outcome of that state’s governor’s race will likely be of tremendous significance to...

Woman fires shots in Burger King window, insists food took too long

Let’s hope this isn’t a new trend.Per the Memphis, TN Police Facebook page, law enforcement there responded to a shooting at a Burger King fast food restaurant on Tuesday, March 30. Officers were told that a female customer, who had ordered food via the drive-thru window,...

7-year-old charged with rape in New York – Yes, it’s possible

Per a WWNYTV March 29 report, a seven-year-old boy from Upstate New York has been charged with third degree rape. The young Brasher Falls resident allegedly committed the crime on Thanksgiving and will probably be charged as a juvenile delinquent, pending a bill in the state...

BMI calculator metric: Woefully outdated and flawed

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccines, body mass index (BMI) is a trendy topic these days. Some states are including BMI, along with age and pre-existing health conditions, as an early qualifier for receiving the vaccine because obesity has been connected to more severe cases...

How rural states are over-represented in the U.S. Senate and presidential elections

Have you ever wondered why there are so many Republicans in the U.S. Senate when it seems like most Americans, in polls and surveys, are centrist or lean left of center? Currently, the upper chamber of Congress consists of 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 2 left-leaning...

Shopping malls are dying: One-third to fold by end of 2021?

Remember when it was cool to hang at the mall? Oftentimes we’d go just to walk around, window shop and people watch, all while bonding with friends or relatives.And although retail was always their central focus, we saw malls incorporate fancy theatres, restaurants, workout gyms and...

2016 vs 2020 Presidential Election comparison: Shocking data no one is talking about

Sadly, over 30 percent of Americans believe the 2020 U.S Presidential Election was rigged or riddled with widespread fraud. Of course, for some strange reason no one is claiming fraud as it relates to the November 2020 congressional and gubernatorial elections. Given all the candidates for...

2020 U.S. Presidential Election result: No, it wasn’t COVID or the economy, stupid

It's the economy, stupid -- The popular political phrase was first coined by top-level Democrat consultant  James Carville in 1992. The cliché is repeated often in American political culture during election time and those who use it insist the state of the economy is the primary influencer of...

Race relations in America: 73% concerned, per Gallup poll

A March 1-15, 2021 Gallup poll suggests Americans are deeply concerned about racial issues. According to the study, 48 percent say they are worried “a great deal” – an increase of 17 points versus the same poll a year ago. Twenty-five percent insist they're concerned a...