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.
“I think we were just disrespected.”
Consider the source. Wear the disrespect with pride.
C. Rove even tried to deny it, and all along he had that smirk on his face.
Other than the ROVE-LOVERS, I can’t see ANY REASON why people here would have a problem with Trump taking out Jeb.
I simply cannot figure out their problem.
Depend upon it, sir, it is dangerous to open So fruitfull a Source of Controversy and Altercation, as would be opened by attempting to alter the Qualifications of Voters. There will be no End of it. New Claims will arise. Women will demand a Vote. Lads from 12 to 21 will think their Rights not enough attended to, and every Man, who has not a Farthing, will demand an equal Voice with any other in all Acts of State. It tends to confound and destroy all Distinctions, and prostrate all Ranks, to one common Level.
We arguably do not have free and fair elections.
Fraud is rampant and goes unpunished.
Republicans are the blue blood country club banker faction of the Washingtonians, and Democrats are the communist sex pervert faction of the Washingtonians.
It's us outside the Beltway against the Washingtonians from both parties.
It's time to stop looking to DC for solutions to the problems the degenerate sons of bitches in DC have created in the first place.
George Washington warned us about the Party system.
TO HELL WITH THE PARTY SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!1
Great point, usually we are told third party gives it to the Dems, but Trump against Clinton and Bush would have equal chance, I can see that absolutely.
Third Party presidential votes are probably going to be a waste.
But Third Party congressional votes may save the country- what’s left of it.
Yeah, the cronies are in a panic. We really shouldn’t enjoy their misfortune so much.
Dear Lord, please let me rise above my Schadenfreude. But not just yet.
In a race between Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I would crawl across a mile of broken glass to vote for Trump.
Don’t do it Marlowe.... don’t do it. Get a mail-in ballot from your County Clerk.
Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns
Its often argued that the American murder rate is high because guns are more available here than in other countries. Democrats want to confiscate all guns, which is a dumb idea because only the law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns and the bad guys would be the only ones left armed. The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. Source: The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.102 , Jul 2, 2000
For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With todays Internet technology we should be able to tell within 72-hours if a potential gun owner has a record. Source: The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.102 , Jul 2, 2000
“Great point, usually we are told third party gives it to the Dems, but Trump against Clinton and Bush would have equal chance, I can see that absolutely.”
Then it goes to the House to be decided. The gop faction would no doubt select jebbie.
Seems to me that if there is ANY chance for a positive change in this country (and that’s unlikely), it would be by dumping all the bought and paid for politicians and going with Trump.
A ticket that included Cruze would be acceptable though...
Anything could happen now. Anything.
You ain’t never lied. Invest in Orville Redenbacher Pop Corn NOW!!!
For a guy who isn’t balding, he has a giant forehead.
“The special prosecutors will be appointed on January 21, 2017. “
Good. Open that can of whoop-ass and watch Trump come out swinging. He’ll take down all those that did that.
Rove didn’t “must have saw” anything. But he might have seen it!
“Perhaps someone would be kind enough to explain why the gop is entitled to anyones vote? Is it some sort of welfare entitlement?”
A Cruz/Trump third party ticket can win
I am glad to see The Donald shaking things up, but, you don’t really believe that he would take the 2nd spot do you?
and are less likely to be college-educated.............................. I’d go with less “indoctrinated” since all the educational institutions are flooded with Liberal teachers and professors who only teach Liberal Propaganda 101. The real dumbing down of America started with our education system. A degree today isn’t the same as the one of 50 years ago. To get a degree, you had to study hard, the more you studied the farther you went. No quotas, no special treatments, just doing what was expected of you.
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