“I’m sorry to say this so bluntly, but primary-voting Republicans like to have presidential candidates who don’t fit the public’s idea of a Republican presidential candidate – contenders like Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain in the past cycle”. The network has said it may allow more than 10 candidates on stage in the event of a tie.
Taken as a whole these tweets obviously don’t represent the full picture of why some people are lining up behind Trump. I’m just wondering whether party loyalty would stretch as far as cheerfully supporting Donald Trump as the party’s standard-bearer or not.
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”. Republican voters support him.
But John Feehery, a Republican strategist in Washington, cautioned not to place too much stock in Trump’s surge, arguing it is largely a function of the name recognition he enjoys in light of his celebrity.
The war of words between the two candidates began when Graham harshly criticized Trump during an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan earlier this week for his attack on Senator John McCain’s record as a war hero during the Vietnam era and for criticizing the Arizona senator for his record on assuring rights for US veterans.
A new Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday morning shows Donald Trump continuing to hold a commanding lead in the GOP field.
Fifty-eight percent of these disgruntled Republican voters also said that they would like the controversial businessman to stay in the presidential race. Hillary has nearly as high of negatives among voters that Trump has, and even though Hillary would crush Trump in an election, she won’t get that match-up.
“They love him and they hate him“, said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
In 2012, despite Republican Mitt Romney gathering 60 percent of white voters, he still lost the bid to President Barack Obama by five million votes.
All three lead Trump in hypothetical matchups, with Clinton the furthest ahead at 48-36 percent, according to Quinnipiac. Even if no other Republican launched a third-party bid, my guess is that there’d be a lot of party regulars who just couldn’t support Trump no matter what.
All other GOP presidential candidates come in under double digits.
According to favorability ratings from all voters, voters find Trump 59 percent unfavorable, and 27 percent favorable.
Trump has gotten widespread coverage and hasn’t yet showed signs of a slow down.
Trump plunged into the crowded Republican nomination battle last month, and has since uttered insults about Mexican immigrants and caustic jabs at rivals that has kept campaign media attention focused squarely on the trash-talking real estate mogul. Twenty-nine percent, however, said they are dissatisfied with the current line-up of Republican candidates.