Based on the latest polls, it will likely include every single one of the candidates the Republican elite despises: Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and Sen.
RINO doesn’t exactly fit, because even RINOs don’t contribute campaign money to Hillary Clinton or Harry Reid, and RINOs at least remain Republicans, unlike Trump, who is a Republican, then not, then Republican again.
If not, the billionaire real-estate mogul and reality TV star could mount a third-party run for the White House.
Trump received the support of approximately 24 percent of likely GOP primary voters in the Granite State, according to a new Monmouth University survey conducted after Trump’s pejorative remarks about Sen.
During the CNBC interview, Christie was asked about Trump’s criticism of his proposal to overhaul social security. If not for Trump, he’d get 15 percent of that vote. Trump is surely in.
Iowans also had a track record of flirting with losing candidates during their quadrennial “straw polls”, which were a beloved tradition until they were canceled this year for causing too much of a distraction. I said ‘hey now, the gloves are off, ‘” Trump declared, who called the fundraiser a “stupid person.
DES MOINES, IA – Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, here greeting guests gathered for a town hall meeting, could miss the cut for the first Republican presidential debate scheduled for August 6 in Cleveland because his poll numbers.
The implication there is that both Trump and Bush have caps on the support they’ll receive, which is probably the case to some extent.
Separately, two NBC News-Marist polls released on Sunday showed Trump doing well in a pair of states holding key early contests in the Republican nomination race. I don’t think it’s in the best interests of your party to have someone who I don’t think would be an effective president to be the nominee.
Reince Priebus is the chair of the Republican National Committee, so he offers the official party line.
McMillan also says it appears some GOP supporters do not feel like those now connected with the political establishment have properly addressed some perceived governmental problems, leading them to gravitate toward Trump, a candidate “outside the normal realm of possibility”.
The odds are heavily stacked against an independent becoming president.
Perot drew support from both parties and from people who might not have voted normally. Those thusfar who’ve tried to throw a punch have been excoriated by Trump. Bush leads among moderate and liberal Republicans, with 22 percent compared to Trump’s 18 percent with that cross section of voters.