A new poll released by the respected Quinnipiac University just solidified what we all knew about Donald Trump: He is a winner who has skyrocketed to #1, and shows no signs of slowing down!
Trump left all of his GOP competitors in the dust, leading them all by a significant margin. With 20% of primary voters behind Trump, that is the largest share held by any candidate in the seven surveys conducted over the past two years.
And while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is far behind at 13%, the news that is also shocking the political establishment is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is at a pathetic 10%. That is a serious obstacle for Bush to overcome, considering he is the candidate the political establishment is fully behind.
Trump’s support is deep and wide. It isn’t just the most vocal tea party activists backing him… It is the entire pool of likely primary voters! This is the equivalent of a political earthquake:
Trump’s strength in the poll comes primarily from male voters: He earns 24 percent of the vote among men. But he also leads among female voters, with 15 percent of the vote to Bush’s 12 percent and Walker’s 9 percent.[…]
There was little ideological difference between Trump’s supporters and those of the rest of the field. He earned 23 percent of the vote among tea party supporters and 20 percent among both white evangelicals and voters who said they were “very conservative.”
And his negatives are decreasing at the speed needed to make victory a strong possibility:
As for Trump, a 59 percent majority of voters views him unfavorably, with 27 percent who have a favorable opinion. But his image ratings have actually improved over the past two months: In Quinnipiac’s late May poll — taken before he announced his candidacy — just 20 percent viewed him favorably, and 69 percent viewed him unfavorably.
The poll is respected as it’s conducted over a number of days which means a smaller margin of error, as they are taking a wider snapshot of the voting electorate, instead of showing the impact of the immediate news cycle.
Trump is winning because he is like nothing else we’ve seen in modern politics. He doesn’t apologize or carefully focus group his message. He doesn’t need teleprompters, and is too aggressive for even the most biased reporter to spin him in an interview. He knows how to speak ABOVE the elites and straight to the American people in a way we haven’t seen since President Ronald Reagan.
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