Trump surges in CNN telephone poll
Latest CNN poll, and this is a poll conducted by human telephone interviewers, the kind of poll where Trump always had lower poll numbers.
Based on 278 registered voters who describe themselves as Republican and 167 who describe themselves as independents who lean Republican (4.5% margin of error), Trump now has 36% support, and Cruz is in second place with 16%, Carson 14%, Rubio 12%. We don’t see the Bush surge that we saw in the Reuters internet poll. Bush is down there at only 3%.
Even more significantly, among the same subgroup of respondents, 52% think that Trump has the best chance of winning the general election in November. Also notable that 46% think Trump can best handle ISIS, and this poll was conducted during the three days right before the jihadist shooting in San Bernardino. More voters think Trump is the competent candidate than actually support him right now.
Once again, let me bring up the 2008 election in which Rudy Giuliani slipping away after leading in the polls for a long time has always been considered by the Republican and MSM establishment as proof that the same thing would happen to Trump. Rudy faded away in December. Here, we have the first telephone poll conducted during one day of December, and Trump is actually surging. Furthermore, the San Bernardino attack is going to cause Trump’s popularity to rise during the next week because voters think he’s the best at handling ISIS.
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Meanwhile, on the same day this new poll is released, David Brooks at the NY Times insists that Trump won’t win. Read the polls David.
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In Vigo County, Indiana, which has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1952 (in which they voted for Adlai Stevenson instead of Eisenhower), the most popular candidate is Donald Trump.