Des Moines Register Poll
Live-interview polls like the Des Moines Register poll undercount Trump’s true support because people are unwilling to tell the live interviewer they plan to vote for Trump because it’s considered politically incorrect to support Trump. Perhaps they are afraid of being unfriended on Facebook.
Nevertheless, Cruz’s surge is troubling for Trump; I hope that the Cruz surge if temporary.
Link to poll results. Note that even though Trump is behind in this poll, Trump’s support is actually higher than it was in the previous Des Moines Register Poll. Last poll he was behind Carson, and now he’s behind Cruz.
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Also, Trump needs to come up with a better response to Cruz than saying that he’s not a true evangelical Christian because he’s Cuban. It’s true that Cruz was born Catholic, but his father became born again when Cruz was five, so Cruz doesn’t remember being Catholic. Cruz is heavily into the God stuff. The evangelical people who are heavily into their religion know that Cruz is more evangelical then Trump. Trump has to convince them they are better off with Trump because only Trump can defeat Hillary and only Trump can protect their jobs from immigrants and keep them safe from ISIS.