The comment created a backlash, with McCain urging Trump to apologize to US prisoners of war.
On Wednesday morning, he touted a poll he said confirmed his predictions.
The Quinnipiac survey comes on the heels of separate CNN/ORC worldwide and USA Today/Suffolk University polls showing Trump in the lead. No other Republican candidate tops 6 percent and 12 percent are undecided.
“The not-so-good news is that she is locked in too-close to call races with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush”. The ascending Kasich is at 4.5 percent. “I like people that weren’t captured“, he added.
A recent poll by Reuters/Ipsos shows Donald Trump leading the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination. Trump may be surging in GOP quarters, but he would clearly be a dead loss in a general election. She’d defeat him by a margin of 48 percent to 36 percent, according to the poll.
Roughly 37 percent of Republican women said they wouldn’t support Trump.
It is that scenario that should keep party strategists up at night.
She has a one-point lead over Scott Walker, 44 to 43 percent. Bush fell to the number 3 spot at 10 percent.
Trump’s bombastic, hard-edged personality will be in the spotlight and, with his experience marketing himself as a national brand and hosting the popular TV show “The Apprentice“, the debate could play out on his terms, featuring a series of insults, snarls, one-liners and vitriolic asides among Trump and his opponents. Republicans need as many white votes as possible to offset demographic shifts in the United States that have handed Democrats an electoral advantage in the last two presidential elections. Trump also has the largest unfavorable rating of any candidate at 59 percent.
The full results of Reuters/Ipsos rolling Republican presidential poll can be found here. “They’re looking for a voice, and he happens to be here at the right time”.
His words may be controversial, but Donald Trump is holding strong among the Republican candidates.
Despite his popularity, Trump is also the candidate most Republicans say they would never support: About 30 percent of respondents surveyed would definitely not vote for him. It will have to be a governor because the senators in this race are all in some way tainted by Washington, and Trump is drawing most of his support from anti-Washington frustration.
“The curtain has not been pulled back yet”, Feehery said.
A CNN/ORC poll put Mr Trump at the front of the Republican pack with 18 per cent, and Mr Bush in second with 15 per cent. Ted Cruz at 6 percent, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Florida Sen.