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Can Someone Help Explain This?
#1
Donald Trump's commanding lead in the latest poll.  I'm not against Trump at all but I honestly thought his popularity would have run its course by now, especially with some of his gaffes and verbal attacks.  I thought the typical GOP voters would start to dial in more to candidates with more political experience and substantive answers to issues and questions.  I was wrong.  Dead wrong.  What gives?  How is Trump doing it?  How has he managed to survive this long?  Is he the real deal in terms of winning the GOP Primary and even the Presidential election?

Quote:Donald Trump is once again alone at the top of the Republican field, according to the latest CNN/ORC Poll, with 36% of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents behind him, while his nearest competitor trails by 20 points.

Three candidates cluster behind Trump in the mid-teens, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 16%, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 14% and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 12%. All other candidates have the support of less than 5% of GOP voters in the race for the Republican Party's nomination for president.

Carson (down 8 points since October), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (down 5 points to 3%) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (down 4 points to 1%) have lost the most ground since the last CNN/ORC poll, conducted in mid-October.

Cruz (up 12 points) and Trump (up 9 points) are the greatest beneficiaries of those declines. Rubio is also up slightly, gaining 4 points -- an increase within the poll's margin of sampling error -- since the last CNN/ORC poll.

Republican voters are most sharply divided by education. Among those GOP voters who hold college degrees, the race is a close contest between the top four contenders, with Cruz slightly in front at 22%, Carson and Rubio tied at 19% and Trump at 18%. Among those without college degrees, Trump holds a runaway lead: 46% support the businessman, compared with 12% for Cruz, 11% for Carson and just 8% for Rubio.

Several other recent polls have shown Trump reclaiming a solid lead atop the GOP field after several weeks of near parity with Carson. But the new poll finds the businessman with both his broadest support and his widest lead in any national live-interviewer telephone poll since he announced his candidacy in June.

The poll reflects Trump's dominance over the rest of the field on the issues voters deem most important to them. He holds massive margins over other Republicans as the candidate most trusted to handle the economy (at 55%, Trump stands 46 percentage points over his nearest competitor), the federal budget (51%, up 41 points), illegal immigration (48%, up 34 points), ISIS (46%, up 31 points) and foreign policy (30%, up 13 points).

And a majority of Republican voters say they see Trump as the candidate with the best chances to win the general election next November (52% say Trump has the best chances there, compared with 15% for Rubio, 11% for Cruz and 10% for Carson).
Latest GOP Poll
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#2
Pat Buchanan nails it:

Quote:Today the press decides what words are permissible and what thoughts are acceptable. The press conducts the inquisitions where heretics are blacklisted and excommunicated from the company of decent men, while others are forgiven if they recant their heresies.

Millions now regard the media as ideologues who are masquerading as journalists and use press privileges and power to pursue agendas not dissimilar to those of the candidates and parties they oppose.

Enter The Donald.

His popularity is traceable to the fact that he rejects the moral authority of the media, breaks their commandments, and mocks their condemnations. His contempt for the norms of Political Correctness is daily on display.

And that large slice of America that detests a media whose public approval now rivals that of Congress, relishes this defiance. The last thing these folks want Trump to do is to apologize to the press.

Why the Liberal Media Hates Trump
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(12-04-2015, 10:16 PM)ConservativeHerd Wrote: Pat Buchanan nails it:

Quote:Today the press decides what words are permissible and what thoughts are acceptable. The press conducts the inquisitions where heretics are blacklisted and excommunicated from the company of decent men, while others are forgiven if they recant their heresies.

Millions now regard the media as ideologues who are masquerading as journalists and use press privileges and power to pursue agendas not dissimilar to those of the candidates and parties they oppose.

Enter The Donald.

His popularity is traceable to the fact that he rejects the moral authority of the media, breaks their commandments, and mocks their condemnations. His contempt for the norms of Political Correctness is daily on display.

And that large slice of America that detests a media whose public approval now rivals that of Congress, relishes this defiance. The last thing these folks want Trump to do is to apologize to the press.

Why the Liberal Media Hates Trump

Good article Herd. It is funny how the lib media is driven bat _hit crazy because they have to cover The Donald for ratings sake but they can't take him down. He has bounced back even stronger than before.
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#4
The same media that claims Bush created the islamic state,
are blinded to the fact that they are the ones that created the Trump's candidacy.
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#5
Remember several months ago I was saying how much I liked the way Trump talked down to the snarky left wing media? It's one of many reasons, but the media has basically been able to decide who stays prominent and then destroy who they do not like. Trump has been the only person in my lifetime that has been able to slap the media around and not suffer any consequences. It's because he says what we wish every other candidate would say. He is the anit Obama and he reflects years of pent-up anger from people watching the left dictate the culture in this country.

Bias, corruption and weak conservatives unable to stand up to it is why Trump has become so popular. He is drawing a lot of support from Independents and some democrats as well. Plus, they fact that he drives liberals mad is another reason people love getting behind him. There is also some democrats supporting him now because they think he will get trucked by Hillary. I think those people may be in for a shocker.

I think Ted Cruz would make a better President and kinda wish he would take the lead, but love how Trump has basically single handedly changed the game. I wish Trump would lay off some of the petty crap against other Republicans and turn full force on the DNC
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(12-04-2015, 10:02 PM)CincyGrad92 Wrote: Donald Trump's commanding lead in the latest poll.  I'm not against Trump at all but I honestly thought his popularity would have run its course by now, especially with some of his gaffes and verbal attacks.  I thought the typical GOP voters would start to dial in more to candidates with more political experience and substantive answers to issues and questions.  I was wrong.  Dead wrong.  What gives?  How is Trump doing it?  How has he managed to survive this long?  Is he the real deal in terms of winning the GOP Primary and even the Presidential election?

Quote:Donald Trump is once again alone at the top of the Republican field, according to the latest CNN/ORC Poll, with 36% of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents behind him, while his nearest competitor trails by 20 points.

Three candidates cluster behind Trump in the mid-teens, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 16%, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 14% and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 12%. All other candidates have the support of less than 5% of GOP voters in the race for the Republican Party's nomination for president.

Carson (down 8 points since October), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (down 5 points to 3%) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (down 4 points to 1%) have lost the most ground since the last CNN/ORC poll, conducted in mid-October.

Cruz (up 12 points) and Trump (up 9 points) are the greatest beneficiaries of those declines. Rubio is also up slightly, gaining 4 points -- an increase within the poll's margin of sampling error -- since the last CNN/ORC poll.

Republican voters are most sharply divided by education. Among those GOP voters who hold college degrees, the race is a close contest between the top four contenders, with Cruz slightly in front at 22%, Carson and Rubio tied at 19% and Trump at 18%. Among those without college degrees, Trump holds a runaway lead: 46% support the businessman, compared with 12% for Cruz, 11% for Carson and just 8% for Rubio.

Several other recent polls have shown Trump reclaiming a solid lead atop the GOP field after several weeks of near parity with Carson. But the new poll finds the businessman with both his broadest support and his widest lead in any national live-interviewer telephone poll since he announced his candidacy in June.

The poll reflects Trump's dominance over the rest of the field on the issues voters deem most important to them. He holds massive margins over other Republicans as the candidate most trusted to handle the economy (at 55%, Trump stands 46 percentage points over his nearest competitor), the federal budget (51%, up 41 points), illegal immigration (48%, up 34 points), ISIS (46%, up 31 points) and foreign policy (30%, up 13 points).

And a majority of Republican voters say they see Trump as the candidate with the best chances to win the general election next November (52% say Trump has the best chances there, compared with 15% for Rubio, 11% for Cruz and 10% for Carson).
Latest GOP Poll

It's simple. Trump says what the majority of the Republican party actually believes but is to afraid to say publicly.
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#7
(12-06-2015, 12:04 AM)oklalittledixie Wrote:  I  wish Trump would lay off some of the petty crap against other Republicans and turn full force on the DNC

Yep. But the GOPe is showing its true colors by constantly attacking him.

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/edito...99810.html

Pretty clear GOP is not being run by those who care about US.
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#8
(12-07-2015, 12:22 PM)DrTorch Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 12:04 AM)oklalittledixie Wrote:  I  wish Trump would lay off some of the petty crap against other Republicans and turn full force on the DNC

Yep. But the GOPe is showing its true colors by constantly attacking him.

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/edito...99810.html

Pretty clear GOP is not being run by those who care about US.

On this we can agree.
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#9
(12-08-2015, 11:22 AM)Fitbuddy Wrote:
(12-07-2015, 12:22 PM)DrTorch Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 12:04 AM)oklalittledixie Wrote:  I  wish Trump would lay off some of the petty crap against other Republicans and turn full force on the DNC

Yep. But the GOPe is showing its true colors by constantly attacking him.

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/edito...99810.html

Pretty clear GOP is not being run by those who care about US.

On this we can agree.

Like I care.
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#10
(12-08-2015, 11:44 AM)DrTorch Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 11:22 AM)Fitbuddy Wrote:
(12-07-2015, 12:22 PM)DrTorch Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 12:04 AM)oklalittledixie Wrote:  I  wish Trump would lay off some of the petty crap against other Republicans and turn full force on the DNC

Yep. But the GOPe is showing its true colors by constantly attacking him.

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/edito...99810.html

Pretty clear GOP is not being run by those who care about US.

On this we can agree.

Like I care.

You remind me so much of my middle school students.

You are so adorable.
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