Feb 18, 2016|
Tommy talks to Jeanne Zaino, a Professor of Political Science at Iona College, and Dave Paleologos, the Dir. of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, about the Presidential race and a new poll on the candidates.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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I am just reading David and I think one of the best things we do here debit WL is text out you know the news breaking news or sure. And think black and inspires you say public defender's office is closed and that's where they sent. Don't you in trouble. In humans. That would be able to afford my amateur and know. Where we're from injuries that are in the self for a long time you know it is Lynn David in his second Thursday of planning think it is and I have decided to instead of given up anything in Ireland tried to do this incidents Wednesday. Is not seen anything bad about anybody. Unless he's unless I'm really really want to you are caring. And I give myself exemption I was gonna say you find that a tall order for you did you watch and thankfully and not to be critical element in it. Did you watch any of the presidential town home meeting as a lot of pressure on hard money and in the sequel was tonight how was well I don't know I watched a couple of minutes of it was Ben Carson and then I realized there would be no childish antics so I turned it offs. And went to. Yeah trump was involved. He will be tonight tonight season now I think everybody pretty. And not be instantly when I say this is not doing my due diligence I think everybody pretty well knows where everybody stands at this point in terms of being a candidate. The only thing that's happening and happening now to me is they're acting like petulant children. Thought I'm gonna be able to see that and I don't watch it. Yonkers that's the entertainment factor adds that's Williams and I think we don't know unless you wanna see how they handle themselves against each other but. You know my theory on politics is like championship wrestling. They know they sit behind him in the in the green room and talk about you know I use the old joke called it if you ever see in the wrestler with Mickey Rourke kind of like that and oh yeah it was a good move again Joseph Biden would be Mickey Rourke goodness. Is he would be the senior wrestler medium one to mourn matches. Sailor what do talk about the presidential candidates according to a new poll are you ready for this state. Aren't ready 38% of voters are fearful of Donald Trump not being in the White House winning the nomination. 33%. Are afraid of Hillary Clinton getting the nomination. So what are trump Clinton general election lawyers I like to prefer I'd prefer to call it national championship being good or bad for the country. Serena have brought 64%. Of people scared to death on an hour well Indians on states to be 62 out and in 67 self. A lot of people shared your mad amounts Kennedy immense skills because she had two hours and Alan and Arlen had just rounding things off icing averaging if you will. Getting a mean in a standard deviations those at the same time that they say scared to death or just scare him. At a hospital for. Or maybe scared just like let's I have no earthly idea maybe GDC you know I political science for an clear that a force when we come Natalie David once again does your piercing journalistic questions never cease to amaze horrible way that you first rodeo will be back on WW well. It is 662. And I am Tommy Tucker this is WWL and we are perched on the precipice of a beautiful weekend. Last night on a so this on CNN last night that part. One. The the president to Republican presidential elections Republicans. Are having it their democratic. Town hall meeting. Maybe that's part three I don't know but tonight as part two. And as I said earlier I turned it on for a bit and when I realize there're there are going to be no petulant childish antics and decide to go to bed. Jeannie Zdeno joins us right now professor of political science at Iona College good morning Jeannie. I'm pretty well well rested as a matter fact aha. Isn't the point down I say that tongue in cheek but are we at the point now where. It always pretty well know where everybody stands and now it's just the nastiness the ended disaster factors they Hindenburg seeing where would you put in somebody to blow up now are over watching it almost is a wrestling match. Yeah I need it. Pretty nasty out there on both sides. And partly I think because now this field is starting to win out we don't didn't end. Come come down a bit and you'd see that the unity acted this state have really high and both sides I think after the South Carolina primary for instance. It's likely that I think Jeb Bush term Marco Rubio whoever comes and behind the other one is probably gonna have to think could be pushed out of the race. It. They are really high at this point and it is certainly can't be out there and you know I think it on the democratic side Hillary Clinton in the Bernie Sanders is much much closer record and she ever thought would opt not now within one point in Nevada and closing in quickly in South Carolina. And the Republicans by the latest and NBC Wall Street Journal poll has turned the first time had cruised over Donald Trump and so. We you know it's some pretty vicious comments on both sides yesterday. As a result of some of the polling showing that this race is tightening. I'd so. It was in South Carolina last night tonight is Ted cruises Terri and it's just a strategy thing I'd wanna run by Eugenia. If our Marco Rubio and I word the Donald Trump. I would hire representative Joseph Wilson from South Carolina to be in the audience Dino line. I. Don't know tell me he's the you know. I don't want I think. I'll let. Because he could he could screen you'll lie every time Ted Cruz says Compton. Guess he is the guy at the daddy had to address is that what he's not. Yep that's the only reason quite frankly attractive say that I don't until well. They had no I think that. Outside of South Carolina I think you have a problem if you did prop up that's that I do every time Ted Cruz at anything you eight. But they say it's clear that Hector lying. You know he'd dirty tactics how you. Had crude hit the ground game is really really incredible for people who aren't familiar with what Tikrit campaign has done. They have hired. These companies want it which is called Cambridge analytic in England and they have deep count and data on people who are potential voters. That any you know I'd. We don't even know about ourselves and that's partly how they won in Iowa. And they are using that same tactics as South Carolina and of course there'd been accused of it that plane Garrity. And certainly with the person and I think they did. But they have. Ground game I am not sure writer rubio were trumpet enable it to equal that they certainly haven't spent enough money on it discreet cat that's. Crude has earning it really really impressive campaign if you look at it just strategically. You know me I could argue for hours about this but we got to take a break right now we come back. On issue question about nine even today if that's how you pronounce it but I think you know and I'm talking about. I cut you announce. And I haven't today. I would say but of course I have to accept pilot saying hey it's okay as well. Night at gala at them be in 96 when time. Time I look at it. And activity one. Jeanine Zdeno professor of political science at Iona College one of your friends are about the presidential debate ringgit to the Democrats. As well at six wanting now time for debit WL traffic. Six Sony for Tommy Tucker talking about the well what else presidential race we have two giant things going on right now. Which is that the budget crisis the money crisis in Louisiana in the presidential race which is getting increasingly. Nasty. And increasingly more exciting because as Jeannie easing dollar guests a professor of political science and on college says the fielders winnowing down. From Seoul. Before we went to break I answered question and I question I wanted to those two digit start by answer now. We have yet and I'm sorry it was that the. Then any detail on earth hour that they. At a added remember but thanks reminding. Tom so here's a deal could Donald Trump could Marco Rubio obese so night let me make an example as a college student. I think early on you realize okay I'm I'm I'm in college now I'm an adult I wanna share my theories. I think I'm right even if the professor's wrong and it pushed my theory but then if you go back later you say you know once I can't learn anything or not when I'm gonna to. Is under the listen to what the professor says I'm giving glean from an election is what they wanna hear an enemy give it back to me and usually it'll give you four point oh. And I think it's the same thing when it comes to. Campaigning for office now Marco Rubio and Donald Trump compared to what you said Ted Cruz was doing in his organization in essence of retail campaign. On could Donald Trump and Marco Rubio be sold nine. Is get up there on the pulpit and say what this agency would you think is the message that America wants to hear. And by god they're gonna rally themselves are gonna hear your message and a gimme motivated to go vote for they cannot be that Nike thing. Well you know it. Terms Kate and in his defense being he didn't do so bad they get in the amount of money spent in Iowa. And he wants these kind in New Hampshire and if you think about is cancer. Eat and spend. Very little time on the ground much less than Chris Christie much less than John K Beck and he won in double digits so I think in his mind. He thinks that his campaign is doing what it needs to deal. But if you look at the way politics has always worked to get retail element he's really really critical and apps recruit speed and I like. And we could see that and again we don't know yet because the polls are all over the place but we could see that again in some place like South Carolina. And if that happens and I think he's going to have to seriously re back. His campaign in the strategy or at least it campaign manager is good to get back. Because you know it's the same thing that hurt Hillary Clinton 2070. Company. When she thought she could kind of fly by she was leading by the large numbers she could kind of fly over Iowa while the New Hampshire dropped in every once in awhile. And her name recognition and money and the amount of support she kept from me and the establishment was gonna carry the day. Downturn has tried the same thing with his name recognition in the amount of you know recognition he gets from people are TD shows in his buildings everything else and that has worked to a certain extent so far but it. Never worked and we've never seen anything like this that work in American politics in the past Philly that worked it would be unprecedented. And I think it's your betting person you have to that you kind of have to change its strategy. But Marco Rubio as well I mean Marco Rubio has been doing batter. But before I would if you remember a lot of the talk about Marco Rubio was he simply was not spending enough time in painting and different things and a leader Obama Caribbean Hispanic. He's just. They're doing the job he needs to do you know it's almost the connotation is almost that he could borderline leap day I don't think that the case. As much time as somebody that it had credit varied Tikrit Christine county that we're spending in and you answered that creep and I looked up. In both cases if they're serious about this than we believe they are after we attacked. How they're dealing though. You know we that we are revealed reassess his debate performance and it weak he really turned it around. He's gonna have to do the same thing depending on how we can't deny it any pairings after airline attack. I don't think I've heard you mention Ben Carson last night that he was the first one up in a town home meeting. I'm doing cult would bizarre Ottawa hi you would describe it but he's that we need to get back to the days where. I think it'll be air was threatening somebody everybody got together and and shot the bear something along those lines. Probably it would slow Jordan. After a bear attack people. Would help the family out. And it seems like a weird kinda example or analogy given what's gone on today in economic fears foreign policy affairs etc. Com is he's. Been seems like it was very very nice man he really does but he seems like he's out of his depth. He editing completely out of his element and I think you know it right it's your attack on an and it reminded me of one he made a couple of debates ago. Where the moderator just look so confused and perplexed at what he was trying to say that Egypt. Went on to the next question mini at that it was almost on in that context it was he was trying to make at statement about Russia. And it was they dairy fairy but art type of analogy that he was trying to make and I think people were perplexed since its went on. I do think he's got of his talent and I don't think he would've done much better in Iowa and he did. And I think he would try to use that Ted Cruz Spain and thirtieth immediate and can make the case that that he would have done much better. I don't think that's the case and I think we're gonna lead actor Kurt then. Go back to being a position and being. The talk circuit and. And a very and very influential aging eight in eruptions are but a very influential. Voice in the Republican Party. Hugely influential and you know if you look back at how he's perceived in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. This has that guy who would be love across the board Democrats and Republicans. Credit where he has done and he has done a magnificent market yet incredible life story can't take at a liquid. And it resonates with people I just don't think politics is something that he is gonna. And he would be able to to practice something he can it be able to do but they do you interpret Canadians find some look at. He was when he went after practice and really made his name nationally criticizing President Obama and that really catapulted into the spotlight. In terms of we have to go to news here and and Jordan Fiedler brilliant producer is about to punch me in the face but but but real quick it seems like Ben Carson. Is two ninths perhaps is a bomb. That kind of stuff that's gone on with trump and attempted cruise wary you know trump says I'm gonna sue you cruise says I dare you assuming. I'd love to dip closure which is almost like you know wouldn't win. In the office of when he says and Tennessee is they did get in line. It just seems like this whole conversation should be well high above that level. Like there on the playground and and and and they're they're fighting in it stated that. It's getting ugly politics it does that mean anything and Paris and he doesn't have. The comic or he doesn't have the personality for and quite frankly I think what really did it under its he'd just doesn't happen foreign policy chops at the foreign policy knowledge. They have a serious discussion about and you know I'd much as people criticized talk on the ground. At least trump has been studying up and it's not something he likes to do but he has been studying up and he has been able to at least hold his own mini debates. And we haven't seen and heard indeed about the respect. Why would you study up on foreign policy view press. Dean thank you so much too talky and a text comes and says the professors very knowledgeable please teller while I just did we don't know that thank you ma'am. Cheney's they know professor of political science and I own a college the whole thing just makes me shake my head because I don't think. It's so much affected and Carson. I don't think she admitted to jar to lead that he doesn't have this Dominick he's better than that it's like and I can get money here at Carolina at 633 deliberately time now. Double WL first news that we go to David Blake. Hi Dave won't come back we'll talk to Dave Helio logos zoo's director of the Suffolk University political research center he is responsible for pole. That says 38% of voters are you fearful of Donald Trump winning the nomination 33% for Hillary Clinton. My perception is this. Bernie Sanders is that lovable old all equal the crazy guy that comes to dinner he's got some far out there ideas. Donald Trump is that kinda guy. That is the Burgos on equal to whom you go if you got to borrow money and you hate to have to do to back double to be well. 645 quarter till seven a beautiful weekend ahead Nike new details but it's basically to me like it was yesterday to get out and enjoy it. Some giant started a team here about comparing presidential candidates. To family members. And I get a text it's as Hillary's at fridge and aunt whoever he knows. Is a liar about her experiences. Earlier we had said that Bernie Sanders is a crazy old uncle that had some far out there ideas that. If you don't discount them right away is being far out maybe they're not Donald Trump is the ever Brit for Bose on goal that is the success at the table. They guided you gotta go to if you wanna get some money but you really hate every second of it. Dave Helio logos joins us right now director of the Suffolk University political Rees third senator. Who conducted a poll about which we're gonna speak morning Dave. Be an interesting poll what what family member does each candidate remind you. Our allotment Nellie. Sure absolutely when it comes XEQ executing no will. I would hate to have Bernie Sanders because before you know it he's donated the entire thing new charitable organization. And Donald Trump I don't woody do you but let's talk about this study that you did and what he did shield. Well international study with the USA today and you know we've we've actually partnered with WW OTV before and done some circuit works so. It's great to be to be packed and talked in the about it but. You know all of our nationals. And poll shows a lot of what you've been seeing in summit some other. You know some of the polling. Recently and depending on what methodology is and so you know Donald Trump has got this this. Commanding lead. In the Republican primary and you know he he looks he looks really strong he was a dirty part percent. Ted Cruz was second at 20%. Marco Rubio a bird what 17%. Everybody else and single digits might. Of the Republican primary side is that it's kinda done with three person race with all due respect to. Yeah John Q basic who did well in New Hampshire and Jeb Bush and and Ben Carson. It on the democratic side we have Hillary Clinton leading by ten points fifty to 40%. But that's a major difference between our last national poll back in December. When Clinton led by 27 point so. Seen Anderson part most of that lead away in only trails nationally by ten points thanks it was big when it New Hampshire. Now at some point US who would be afraid auto or. Fearful of who's getting the nomination ranked. Yes we asked three questions because we looked at. That three the three big. Candidates Hillary Clinton and then Sanders on the democratic side and Donald Trump who's winning in all polls Republican side at least we asked the question. How would you feel after all the caucuses farmers had done which you feel if Hillary Clinton. One day there were nominees in entity optics out of our way dissatisfied are scared. We ask that off for all agree it's geared was actually. Considerably large number of them. Four Bernie Sanders 28%. Of all responded nationally is that it be scared. If he got the nomination 33%. So that would be scared that Hillary Clinton got the nomination in 38%. Said that he skipped down from the economics. Is part of this and I know ages deal the numbers but I guess she won do you think about what's behind the numbers suits in enemy. Alliger over the example of Howard Cosell who is the most liked in the most hated him and America all look the same time is that because of the of the polarizing nature say of of Hillary Clinton on the democratic side and Donald Trump on the other side. Curators but whether rubber hits the road is among independents. And that is going to be unique elections especially if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump get their respective nominations because. There is a lot of room to grow among independents and bats and and and and that's the little scare questions. You don't get capabilities. And our big voter intensity. Is shaky among independents which is why we included a question about. Michael Bloomberg potentially running is an independent floated his name both were. It's so we wanted to attacked him and he actually changes the race. Well armed Bloomberg has said that he would run as an independent if Sanders and Trott got their respective nominations and so we ran too distraught. Alone and to destroy Bloomberg on Bloomberg starts with 16% of the vote it really takes votes away from Bernie Sanders. Which is something by the way that Sanders had set a few days ago. You know that Bloomberg after the race it would be bad. So Bloomberg on Saturday in a row Bloomberg would be. Detrimental to the Democrats get bright White House as oppose the Republicans. Plant. Under intuitive because and I would it is for me to date back into account when he's sent. I said I wasn't sure what. He was doing or whether that was part of his students strategy. With in the democratic primary. Was courting voters but. The numbers were pretty clear trump had 37. Sanders 37 points behind and then Bloomberg at 1615%. On the side so. You know Bloomberg has said he'd be a spoiler and clearly would start right away with 16%. And another 15% undecided so. You know he's he does have a political resonate you know as mayor of York city as a billion dollars instead seek. That he would put into the campaigns so that's something that we wanted to start testing now. As you know Bloomberg potentially becomes so more visible actually. Dave appreciate you time I'm sure we will talk to you again uses. Election progresses my. EBay Dave Camellia logos director of the Suffolk University political research center coming up. The 1000 dollar nation my power halt cash contests code word. Right now we take a look at the double WL traffic 657. He tells seven about two minutes away from the 1000 dollar nationwide. I catch code word who weighed in shall lead good at least get a vote a minute and a half. Hey way dumb it was on your mind. Well I keep watching TV and they keep saying how the government don't have money there. Greg give objects out of late last so that we're gonna quit. It given all people on me ill and where they go to your date they were gonna close like eat it too well on senior citizens' place. Ladies and again you Thomas Louisiana budget. Yeah talk about a target but certainly in your wallet night duck amuck and national. The epidemic. It's it's why do we keep giving too much food stamps and welfare to people that don't need it that's what I'm saying that nobody touched it being. They keep saying gotta cut back cut wildly cut schools. Cut out the vote the people live off the government. You know. We'll stand stop bull. 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