Early Morning News Roundup! Party Affiliation Data, China’s Economy Is Stuttering, Iran Sanctions, Muslim Brotherhood, Venezuela…..

Florida is a state I like to monitor when it comes to registered voters and which party they affiliate with. Hurricane Maria was suppose to have a lot of Puerto Ricans move into Florida increasing the Democrats advantage when compared to Republicans. The exodus of people from NY, NJ, CT etc. was suppose to increase the Democrats advantage. Felons now being able to vote was suppose to increase the Democrats advantage.

https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/data-statistics/voter-registration-statistics/voter-registration-monthly-reports/

Yet the opposite is actually happening! When our President won the state by 1.2% in 2016, the breakdown of Democrats versus Republicans was as follows:

  • Democrats – 4,914,593
  • Republicans – 4,577,406
  • Difference – 337,187 advantage for Democrats

As of March 31, 2019 the breakdown of Democrats versus Republicans is as follows:

  • Democrats – 4,966,223
  • Republicans – 4,722,570
  • Difference – 243,653 advantage for Democrats

In that two year and four month period, the Democrats advantage shrunk by -93,534.

This trend will continue into the foreseeable future! Look at the difference so far in the first three months of 2019 when compared to December 31, 2018.

Another site I like to monitor once a month is the Gallup Party Affiliation Poll. Look what the nationwide data is showing for April.

Any poll that has an advantage for Democrats is skewed! Keep that in mind as you look at the internals.

Bad news coming out of China as our Killers are there for another round of trade talks. The data is also bad in South Korea and Japan.

From the article linked above:

U.S. trade negotiators landed in Beijing Tuesday, seeking “substantial” progress in talks aimed at ending the tariff war, as weak economic data underscored the stakes for the global economy.

Earlier, China’s first official gauge of the manufacturing sector in April fell, signaling that more work is needed to bed down the economic stabilization seen in the first quarter. Industrial production also tumbled in South Korea and Japan, and gross domestic product growth slowed a notch in Taiwan.

China’s manufacturing purchasing managers index stood at 50.1 , down from 50.5 the previous month, according to the National Statistics Bureau. The non-manufacturing PMI, which is a gauge of services and construction, stood at 54.3 versus 54.8.

From the article linked above:

  • The Caixin/Markit factory Purchasing Managers’ Index for April was 50.2 — lower than the March reading of 50.8, and missing the 51 projected by analysts in a Reuters poll.
  • Results of the private Caixin survey came after China’s National Bureau of Statistics released official manufacturing PMI for April, which fell to 50.1 from 50.5 in March. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected the indicator to stay at 50.5.

Tuesday’s data didn’t only show a slowdown in growth for the Chinese manufacturing sector, it also pointed to a loss in momentum for the services sector — which accounts for more than half of China’s economy. Beijing said the official non-manufacturing PMI dipped to 54.3 in April from 54.8 in March.

Iran is going to feel serious pain in less than a day! Saudi Arabia is willing, able and ready to makeup the difference now that Iranian oil is off the market.

From the article linked above:

Falih, commenting on Trump’s statement, told RIA that the world’s top oil exporter was ready to meet consumer demand after the Iran oil waivers expire in early May, including by replacing Iranian oil with Saudi supplies.

China will not try and circumvent the sanctions.

From the article linked above:

Some 20 million barrels of Iranian oil sitting on China’s shores in the northeast port of Dalian for the past six months now appears stranded as the United States hardens its stance on importing crude from Tehran.

No responsible Chinese company with any international exposure will have anything to do with Iran oil unless they are specifically told by the Chinese government to do so,” said Tilak Doshi of oil and gas consultancy Muse, Stancil & Co in Singapore.

China last week formally complained to the United States over the unilateral Iran sanctions, but U.S. officials have said Washington is not considering a further short-term waiver or a wind-down period.

These MORONS aren’t fooling anyone. May 1st will be seen as the beginning of the end of their ruthless regime.

All hell will break loose if and when this happens! Make sure to stock up on your popcorn.

From the article linked above:

The Trump administration is pushing to issue an order that would designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, bringing the weight of American sanctions against a storied and influential Islamist political movement with millions of members across the Middle East, according to officials familiar with the matter.

The White House directed national security and diplomatic officials to find a way to place sanctions on the group after a White House visit on April 9 by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, for whom the Brotherhood represents a source of political opposition. In a private meeting without reporters and photographers, Mr. el-Sisi urged Mr. Trump to take that step and join Egypt in branding the movement a terrorist organization.

Such a designation imposes wide-ranging economic and travel sanctions on companies and individuals who interact with the targeted group. The president responded affirmatively to Mr. el-Sisi, saying it would make sense. Some of Mr. Trump’s advisers have interpreted that as a commitment, officials said.

Things are seriously heating up in Venezuela!

What a time to be alive!

 

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