Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Daily Trumpeter: Trump's lead in polls increases, New Hampshire voter says "Woo Hoo!"

I think at least one NH voter would say that. Steve Benen (MSNBC/RachelMaddowShow) reports on the new poll results.

It’s certainly possible that, one day soon, the Donald Trump balloon will burst and the race for the Republican nomination will return to something resembling normalcy.

But today is not that day. Public Policy Polling released new survey results this morning out of New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary state.

  1. Donald Trump: 35%
  2. John Kasich: 11%
  3. Carly Fiorina: 10%
  4. Jeb Bush: 7%
  5. Scott Walker: 7%
  6. Ben Carson: 6%

A new poll in South Carolina also has Trump way ahead.

What’s especially striking about Trump’s support is how broad it is: he leads among South Carolina Republicans who describe themselves as "very conservative," "somewhat conservative," and "moderate to liberal." Despite his general secularism, the New York real-estate developer also leads among evangelical Christians, picking up 33% of their support.

That Trump has a shady business record apparently is either not well known or disregarded by his supporters (see my previous posts here and here).

That says something about Republican voters. You can fill in that blank.

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