Polls show ‘President Trump’ may not be so far-fetched

From the New York Post:

WASHINGTON — Republicans who started off viewing Donald Trump as an amusing sideshow are starting to fret that the real estate billionaire is becoming the main event.

Since he defied skeptics and launched his presidential bid last month, Trump has rocketed in the polls, dominated media coverage and helped steer the debate on issues.

“I don’t know that he even knows how far he takes this,” former Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-NY), who is close to GOP candidate and ex-Gov. George Pataki, told The Post. “He has the wherewithal . . . He has put together a pretty wholesale ground force in New Hampshire, and that has to be taken seriously.”

Trump accounted for a stunning 48 percent of all social-media and tra­di­tional-media conversation about politics over the last week, according to analytics group Zignal labs for The Washington Post. Trump had 1.9 million mentions, compared with just 448,000 for top Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Trump’s presidential rivals at first steered clear of his controversial comments about Mexican “rapists” pouring into the country — although several took opportunities in the last week to distance themselves from Trump. The pushback doesn’t seem to have hurt Trump, who continues to poll strongly and is assured a spot in next month’s Republican debate on Fox.

Trump told NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday he had “nothing to apologize for” and credits himself with raising the immigration issue in the campaign.

Trump’s success in early polling is undeniable.

He even leads the latest North Carolina poll, by Public Policy Polling, with 16 percent. He’s second to Jeb Bush in the latest CNN national poll and is also running second in Iowa.

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10,000 people showed up in Phoenix, AZ yesterday to attend his rally.  The pundits are wrong.  Trump’s message is resonating with regular Americans, the “Silent majority”.  Trump speaks to them, not at them.  That is the rocket fuel.

President Trump may not be far fetched at all.  It’s early but he’s on a roll and the other guys are dead quiet.  It speaks volumes.

~ Hardnox

 

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9 Responses to Polls show ‘President Trump’ may not be so far-fetched

  1. Uriel says:

    I agree. They have a billion or more reasons to be worried. Truth is a novelty in politics. Go Trump! If nothing else he is shaking up the citizens to Think for once.

  2. Grouchy says:

    The Donald has no use for PC, and while he could have elaborated a bit more judiciously on some of his comments, the way he DID comment got EVERYONE’S attention. And that is what the American people want, and desperately need.

    • Hardnox says:

      Indeed, he could have minded his words a bit but then again, it’s Trump.

      He needn’t own the franchise on plain speak. The others should step up.

  3. Kathy says:

    “Trump speaks to them, not at them.” I see this as a key point in his favor because it puts him at a more personable level than giving a prepared speech. He just talked to those people for about an hour and it was not the beat-your-chest kind we often see.

    One thing I don’t get is how he can be second to Jeb Bush who is talking out the other end of his body and saying the opposite of what Trump is saying. Maybe that’s just CNN’s slant on it, but I don’t see how it can even be a comparison.

    • Hardnox says:

      I watched his rally speech too. It was great. A bit different than his normal braggadocio style. The people loved him.

      CNN and the rest of the lamestream is doing everything they can to diminish his standing in the polls. No one is buying it.

  4. tannngl says:

    I’m still in the Cruz camp.

    But I love that Trump is making such a splash. It’s showing the RINO’s that what they’ve done for the immigration problem (zilch) is making us very angry!

    • Hardnox says:

      Me too. Cruz has been my favorite from the beginning. I’m waiting for Trump to flame out. It’s only a matter of time but he can set the tone. Americans are liking this tone. It’s so refreshing.

  5. vonmesser says:

    His message may resound (it does with me) BUT he does not have the personality nor temperment to do the job right.