Skip to comments.Trump leads the pack, but Cruz wins one on one
Posted on 01/14/2016 6:30:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Going into tonight's debate in Charleston the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has some interesting numbers. Donald Trump is still holding, and even expanding, his following but in a one on one matchup with Ted Cruz he comes off second behind Cruz but beats Rubio is all the others are disregarded. This is along the lines of what we have been predicting all along. Trump may be leading a multi-candidate pack but he has never polled enough to actually win the nomination. Thus, it is going to be interested when the field is whittled down and the delegates are selected proportionally. If we had to bet right now, we would put our money (both quarters) on Cruz. Here are the numbers:
Donald Trump has more than doubled his national lead in the Republican presidential race ahead of Thursday night's GOP debate here, according to the results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Trump is the first choice of 33 percent of national Republican primary voters - his highest percentage in the poll. He's followed by Ted Cruz at 20 percent, Marco Rubio at 13 percent and Ben Carson at 12 percent. Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are tied at five percent. No other Republican presidential candidate gets more than 3 percent.
Trump's 13-point lead over Cruz is an increase from last month, when he held a five-point advantage over the Texas senator, 27 percent to 22 percent.
Yet in a hypothetical one-on-one race between the two Republicans, Cruz tops Trump, 51 percent to 43 percent, while Trump beats Rubio in their one-on-one matchup, 52 percent to 45 percent.
In a three-way contest featuring the Top 3 Republicans in the poll, Trump gets 40 percent, Cruz 31 percent and Rubio 26 percent, underscoring the overall strengthen out of the outsider/insurgent wing of the Republican Party.
Maybe the most striking finding in this NBC/WSJ poll is the growing GOP acceptance of Trump. Back in March, only 23 percent of Republican primary voters said they could see themselves supporting the real-estate mogul. Now that number stands at 65 percent.
The Republican candidates with the highest percentages on this question are Cruz (at 71 percent, up from 40 percent in March) and Rubio (at 67 percent, up from 56 percent 10 months ago).
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Not a Trump crowd. Booed and booed.
GOPe has gotten to Cruz .
I was on the fence.
I’m for Ted Cruz.
GOPe wins again .
So, as I was saying. Ted is hitting it out of the park!!!
Cruz did really well on all that unnecessary BC stuff. Trump booed a couple of times.
Care to explain?
Cruz is owned by the gOPe and wall street . Good luck with that .
>> it plumb got pulled.
Yes, I had to leave there. Hope it okay to high jack this thread and that hardcore trumpees will stay on their highjacked thread.
lmao...... only the cruzers believe this
Who do you think the GOPe has filled that audience with? Do you think they are objective? Get real!
If you don’t see it nothing I can say will enlighten you .
... Who do you think the GOPe has filled that audience with? Do you think they are objective? Get real!
I am real. Real objective. Trump got booed. Did you not hear it? The main thread is bashing Cruz unmercifully, you should return their and share their joy.
It’s ALL about taking down Trump . Debate on Cruz control .
Gee Oh Pee Eee.
There’s one behind ever’ tree.
It’s a con spira, see?
That is the growing trend.
Trump will find all the minutiae boring. He will not like dealing with both houses of Congress. He will not like being ham-handed by all the rules. Rules that Obama just ignores because he doesn't like them. What will stop Trump from ignoring them also?
Trump does not understand the Constitution, so how would he be able to protect and defend it?
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