A poll by Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina outfit that sometimes leans a little to the left, found that 66 percent of Mr. Trump’s supporters believe President Obama is a Muslim (only 12 percent agree he’s a Christian); 61 percent think he was not born in the United States and 63 percent believe it’s time to amend the Constitution to eliminate birthright citizenship. This time, he’s near the bottom of the field of 17, at 3 percent.
Given the way his numbers are trending, unless he has a awful debate next week, I figure he’ll pass Trump in Iowa no later than a month from now.
“If he comes in third or fourth in Iowa, he could lose his cool”, one strategist said. Brown notes it’s been a huge turnaround in the past two months.
And not only did 27 percent of Latinos surveyed, according to Quinnipiac, find him ‘trustworthy, ‘ but 48 percent were convinced he displays ‘strong leadership qualities’.
While Trump is the most preferred candidate on this poll, he’s also the most shunned. Carson maintains a high favorability as well, and his support rises to 30 percent if Trump were to leave the race. Among that group in the new poll, Carson follows with 21%, and Cruz, another candidate with an anti-Washington message, holds third with 11%. He has dropped below former business executive Carly Fiorina for fifth place in the five most recent Iowa polls, just a hair above former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.). Marco Rubio each taking 5%.
Christie/Lindsey Graham/Rick Perry/Rick Santorum 1%.
The obvious ones include George Pataki, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham.
When Walker held the lead in July, Trump and Carson were each favored for presidency by just 10% of those surveyed.
Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen.
While Trump cleans up with an 11 percent lead with voters with no college degree, he finishes just three points behind Carson for the lead with college-educated voters.
Trailing Trump and Carson but ahead of Walker, Sen. The right kind of temperament to handle an global crisis: 72/14.
Donald Trump has surged ahead of the pack of Republican presidential candidates in the key state of Iowa, knocking off Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who had been the leading contender there, a poll released on Friday showed. As reported by Breitbart on Wednesday, the new Washington Post/ABC News poll, which was taken from 1,005 random adults using highly questionable methodology (like deliberately seeking out the youngest adult in the house for each interview), produced a wildly unusual finding that 82% have an unfavorable view of the 2016 GOP presidential hopeful. If he finishes, say, second to Carson in Iowa and Trump wins New Hampshire, South Carolinians may decide that Cruz is the most viable possible compromise candidate, an anti-establishmentarian who knows Washington well enough that he won’t feel at sea there if he’s elected.