Skip to comments.Donald Trump is in First Place in GOP Primary Poll
Posted on 07/09/2015 6:09:00 PM PDT by Din Maker
Donald Trump has been inching upward in the polls lately, and now we finally have one from The Economist and YouGov showing him in a clear first place.
"Trump supporters may be making more of a statement than voting for someone they consider a contender," Kathy Frankovic writes at YouGov. "Just one in five of Trump's supporters think Trump will win the nomination." Other tidbits Frankovic points out are that Trump's supporters tend to back the Tea Party and to identify as "very conservative," and are less likely to be college-educated.
The new poll is probably a bit dispiriting for Jeb Bush, though. He had gotten a small bump to first place in three national polls conducted after his June announcement, and his team clearly hoped this would finally let him break away from the rest of the large field. Now, though, he's down at 11 points, tied for second with Rand Paul. This new poll could be an outlier, or it could be the first sign that Jeb's announcement bounce has worn off. (Bush's fantastic fundraising news should help with any disappointment he feels, though)
But Trump's 15 percent is not a particularly impressive performance in a crowded field Bush, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee have all hit or passed that number in at least one poll. Also, Trump hasn't yet led any polls in Iowa or New Hampshire, which are generally more important than national polls. Still, it's national polls that are being used to determine which candidates qualify for the first GOP debate, and Trump clearly makes that cut at this point.
But the big question about whether Trump will show up on stage in Cleveland on August 6 isn't about his polling it's about whether he'll actually turn in the required financial disclosures to the FEC. As Slate's Josh Voorhees writes, many are skeptical that Trump would publicly disclose so many details of his "business empire." It's up to Trump to prove them wrong.
Tired of Political Correctness and the Cultural Marxists, so for now I’m going with Trump, no apologies.
Oh my. No wonder Rove blew his top on Greta tonight.
He must have saw this poll before he went on air with Greta.
I support America. Do You? Beauty may the 'truth' hold!
and are less likely to be
The communists on CNN are terrified of this guy.
A couple of black marxist propagandists on one of their shows tonight basically said that Trump, the Republicans, and anybody who doesnt denounce him are racists in need an attitude adjustment.
They are really busy twisting the knife into the back of law abiding normal American taxpayers.
Trump will crucify the likes of Jeb Bush, comes right out and says he doesnt respect him.
For that reason alone is a Godsend.
Ive been dealing with politicians all my life. They are all talk, no action, Trump said. Never going to get done. Theyre controlled by the lobbyists, theyre controlled by donors, and theyre controlled by special interests. When I tell somebody to do something, Im not going to get a lobbyist calling me the next day to say, Please dont do that even though its good for America.
Specifically, he got asked about Jeb Bush. Not a big fan. The last thing we need is another Bush, Trump said.
He doesnt seem to think much of Jebs brother, George W., either. During the interview, Trump said, I would be willing to bet I would have a great relationship with [Russian President] Vladimir Putin. Its about leadership. OReilly responded with, You sound like George W. Bush when he looked into [Putins] soul and said he was a good guy. Trump snarked, Bush didnt have the IQ.
Did he???? Hahahahahahahahaha!
In a race between Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I would crawl across a mile of broken glass to vote for Trump.
It âfomentsâ? to only say ‘hell-o’ Delirium>
Scott Walker is a beggar.
All of the GOP field are beggars except for Bush and Trump.
Walker has no shot unless he lets the donors pull his strings.
The donors say Rubio, NOT Cruz.
A Cruz/Trump third party ticket can win
Other tidbits Frankovic points out are that Trump’s supporters tend to back the Tea Party and to identify as “very conservative,” and are less likely to be college-educated.
I think we were just disrespected
Anything could happen now. Anything.
The special prosecutors will be appointed on January 21, 2017.
yep, is scary for the ‘elites’ ... an exalted moment for the ‘common people’
Donald Saw a huge giant vaccumm, big enough for his toupee and decided to rush in like a gust of air...
About 4 days ago on Fox, Hamhead Rove was citing Trumps negatives were sky high as if they were written in stone.
Then Rove see polls like this.
Trumps favorability rating in North Carolina is 55/32, much higher than we were finding in national polls prior to his entry into the race."
" PPP director Tom Jensen said. "Trump's really caught fire with voters on the far right 66% of 'very conservative' voters see him favorably to only 24% with a negative view of him."
Poor little Karl's Establishment world is coming down on his head. ;-)
Oh but hell split the vote! OMG!
Perhaps someone would be kind enough to explain why the gop is entitled to anyones vote? Is it some sort of welfare entitlement?
Just imagine Trump debating Hillary. The media wouldn’t be able to pull that Candy Crowley crap, like they did against Romney.
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