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New polls: Trump way in the lead

Trump has about twice the support of the number-two candidate, Jeb Bush. Scott Walker is third. Is Trump an unstoppable force, or will he implode as every mainstream media is predicting?

On both the Bloomberg and the CBS polls, Huckabee now shows up in fourth place. That’s an interesting development.

The Note: Donald Trump on Top

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It looks like the two Ricks, Perry and Santorum, will not have high enough polling figures to make the cutoff for Thursday’s debate. Good riddance to both of them, they are out of their league.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 4, 2015 at 11:08 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. I think we all know that early poll results have little bearing on the results of the election. Hell, in 2012, every Republican candidate took a turn in the lead – beginning with Trump.

    It’s just fun to get excited by this because we all want to see how far Trump goes, not because this apparently popularity will go anywhere.


    August 4, 2015 at 11:20 am

    • In August 2011, Mitt Romney was leading in the polls, and he won. Although admittedly, the 2007 polls showing Giuliani with a strong lead turned out to be completely wrong.

      You should hope the polls are right if you don’t want Jeb Bush to win. Historically, the guy favored by the party elites always wins.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

      • I watched the first forum last night and Jeb Bush, as usual, was a blundering disaster. I know a few Republicans who think that Jeb is the “sensible” candidate but not a single one who is excited by his candidacy.


        August 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

      • I still don’t think Jeb can get the nomination. There is virtually no voting constituency for his candidacy among Republican primary voters. Yes, he has money, and yes the establishment supports him, but wait until January when there is actual real voting instead of polls and I think you’ll see his candidacy start to take a nose dive

        Mike Street Station

        August 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

  2. Trump will go all the way as long as he can keep his ego in check. He has already toned down some of his earlier rhetoric that shows me that he is a tactful enough politician to do this. Hillary has to be scared of Trump because he is the only one that will treat her unmercifully in a debate, which I eagerly look forward to watching.

    After watching last night’s Republican Forum I think that he should pick Carly Fiorina as his running mate. I was very impressed by her. They would be a no non-sense, kick ass ticket like no one has ever seen before. It would also peel off some women to his side.


    August 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

    • I find it intriguing to add to Hillary!! and ¡Jeb! also the recent possibility of Biden??.


      August 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      • Dems need a candidate to neutralize Sanders in the debates.

        Viscount Douchenozzlé

        August 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      • Do you mean Yeb! Booosh?


        August 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    • She isn’t scared of Donald at all. They’re friends. That should tell you something.

      Viscount Douchenozzlé

      August 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

  3. AFAIK, Trump still isn’t doing traditional fundraising or buying up traditional phone calling and get out the vote operations.

    If he isn’t doing that, he’s not a serious candidate.


    August 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    • Why on earth would he do traditional fundraising? He can pull more cash out from under his couch cushions than all of the PACS of all his competitors combined. And, since it’s his money, he can do whatever he wants with it, with no fear of accidentally violating some obscure point of campaign finance law.


      August 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    • “[Trump is] not a serious candidate.”

      Ding ding ding! We have a winner.

      Viscount Douchenozzlé

      August 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

  4. With like a hundred republicans in the race, most of whom no one had ever heard of, Trump’s numbers are mostly an indication of name recognition. He’s number one, but he also ranks highest for the negative, “anyone but Trump” count. That makes it unlikely that he can win the nomination, and if he runs as a third-party candidate it guarantees that you get President Hillary.

    What the Republicans need is a serious candidate who can capitalize on the immigration issue that Trump has highlighted, and who can gain Trump’s support. The proven is that the Republicans rely too much on money from Koch and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who want to make sure that the flow of cheap labor continues.

    The Republican establishment still fails to recognize just how angry their base is about this issue.

    And of course, I’m an Evil Racist because I think the country’s immigration policy should be based on what’s good for Americans, rather than what’s good for Carlos Slim.


    August 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    • Yes it’s very telling that with so my Republican candidates, not one has picked up the economic nationalism gauntlet that Trump has thrown down. The right candidate, like Walker, could pick it up and guarantee he would be the base choice for the nomination.

      So far though…nothing.

      Mike Street Station

      August 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    • i’m not a hilary fan, but i want her to win just to piss off manosphere types.


      August 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      • I want Billary to win just to see her first press conference, half-tipsy and after her third mini-stroke, with The Big One finally breaking out in the Middle East and UST yields climbing. She’ll be up there at the podium gibbering away with all the generals lined up behind her, sneaking looks and desperately whispering to each other (“Take her out!” “I’m not gonna take her out, you take her out!”…)

        In all seriousness, whoever is elected in 2016 stands a good chance of presiding over the worst recession in US history. Better it happen to a Democrat.

        The Anti-Gnostic

        August 5, 2015 at 11:03 am

  5. Will you stop comparing Donald to the rest of the racketeers already? He is got the message that nobody else has! This isn’t Romney or Hillary or Bush! He will win!


    August 5, 2015 at 8:10 am

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