Skip to comments.WSJ/NBC Poll: A Donald Trump Surprise
Posted on 04/06/2011 3:47:40 PM PDT by mandaladon
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be the early front-runner in the largely unformed race for the Republican nomination for president, but real estate magnate Donald Trump may be a surprise contender, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Among Republican primary voters, Mr. Romney captured the support of 21% in a broad, nine-candidate field. Mr. Trump was tied for second with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with 17%. House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 11%, just ahead of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palins 10%. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, considered a strong contender by political handicappers, remains largely unknown, with just 6% support. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota had 5%, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum 3%, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with just 1%.
Mr. Trump may be a punch line but when he talks about the way to solve our problems, he makes a lot of sense to the average guy out there, said Todd Mauney, a conservative Republican in Weatherford, Texas. I dont know if people can get over him being the butt of every joke but for me, he can be serious when its time to make real decisions.
In a narrower field of five candidates, excluding Mr. Trump but including Messrs. Gingrich, Pawlenty and Barbour and Ms. Bachmann, Mr. Romney comes out with a comfortable 20-point lead, 40% to Mr. Gingrichs second-place 20%. Mr. Pawlenty had 12% and Ms. Bachmann 11%. Mr. Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chief and chairman of the Republican Governors Association, has a powerful fund-raising network and a vast Rolodex of contacts, but he has yet to catch on with primary voers. He garnered 3% of the support of those polled.
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I will not vote for Milt the Stilt. I cannot believe Nuke is ahead of Sarah. That poll has to be rigged.
born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, NY (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Frederick Christ Trump, born October 11, 1905 in Queens, NY, died June 1999 in Queens, NY
Mary Ann MacLeod, born May 10, 1912 in SCOTLAND, died August 7, 2000 in Queens, NY. Arrived in US October 5, 1935. Married January 1936. Naturalized as a US Citizen March 10, 1942.
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Donald Trump is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
According to Bernie Goldberg last night - Trump has decided that he WILL run, so you might have that chance!
Trump’s not going to run.
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It is all about the economy, and he can win.
Trump gets it with the Obama BC issue. Everyone knows Obama is not eligible to be POTUS.
He could not get these numbers otherwise.
That tells us the others are weenies. They talk about being Constitutional, but beg off when it comes to the ultimate issue.
I also do not believe Romney can be in the lead. But... one never knows. He may be in the lead with the uninformed. There are many people in that category anymore.
Trump and Backmann are they only ones I see that I would vote for so far.
Try to spell the candidate’s name right if you’re going to vote for her.
Many will not like to hear this, but.....
The nomination is Trump’s if he wants it.
And he can take down the Alien usurper.
“That tells us the others are weenies.”
EXACTLY! This is simply a lesson that if you want to play in the political game, you have to be able to talk tough on tough issue.
If Trump doesn’t run, who cares - he is taking every other candidate to school on how to be a tough politician.
Agree. He is the only one not afraid to challenge the Obama nativity story. Look how BOR/Beck/Rove ran from it like scalded dogs.
Trump’s political stances included the following:
Advocates for the repeal and replacement of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare]
Supports a fair trade policy and believes generally that the People’s Republic of China should be considered more of an adversarial competitor, subjected to significant import tariffs as a response to China’s currency policy in order to help balance the U.S. budget.
Believes the U.S. should disengage in Iraq and Afghanistan
Care to put your money where your mout...er...fingers are?
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