Pew Poll: Donald Trump Carries More Support Than Fiorina, Rubio and Bush Combined…

A rather extensive poll was conducted by Pew Research and People Press.  The results are devastating for Jeb Bush.  Donald Trump carries a solid 25% support amid a crowded field with Jeb Bush only garnering 4% support.

The total support within the “Splitter Team” is a weak 22% (Bush, Rubio, Fiorina, Huckabee) and only rises to 24% if you add Rand Paul.

Yes, Donald Trump is supported by a bigger margin than Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul combined.

  • Trump, Carson and Cruz together  = 47%.
  • Bush, Rubio, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul = 24%

[…]  Overall, 66% of GOP potential primary voters say immigration is a very important issue in their decision about who to vote for in 2016. However, 84% of those who say they would be more likely to support a candidate who wants to deport all undocumented immigrants say the issue is central to their presidential vote. By comparison, among Republicans who would be less likely to support a candidate who favors deportation of undocumented immigrants, just 44% say immigration is important to their vote.

[…] Trump also garners more support among the nearly one-third of possible GOP primary voters who would be more inclined to support a candidate in favor of raising taxes on wealthy Americans. In the survey, conducted before Trump announced his tax plan on Sept. 28, 35% of those who are more likely to support a candidate who wants to increase taxes on the wealthy name Trump as their first choice; by comparison, 16% of those who would be less likely to support a candidate who backed increasing taxes on the wealthy named Trump as their preferred candidate.

Overall, far more possible Republican primary voters say it is more important for a presidential candidate to have new ideas and a different approach (66%) than experience and a proven record (29%).  Trump fares better among GOP primary voters who value new ideas. A third (33%) of those who prefer new ideas and a different approach name Trump as their first choice for the nomination; among those who say experience is more important, just 8% choose Trump. (more)

Trump banner 2Pew Poll October 2015 1Methodology: The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted September 22-27, 2015 among a national sample of 1,502 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (525 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 977 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 560 who had no landline telephone). The survey was conducted by interviewers at Princeton Data Source under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

(read more about the poll internals)

 

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171 Responses to Pew Poll: Donald Trump Carries More Support Than Fiorina, Rubio and Bush Combined…

  1. MichelleWSC2 says:

    Another excellent read!

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  2. marierogers says:

    ON DRUDGE: BUSHED: jeb polling at 4%

    .one would think he’d have some pride and pull out!

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  3. Electric Head says:

    Suck it, RNC.

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  4. stringy theory says:

    Wow! Very good news and the internals are encouraging. I’m glad to see jebito so low and very happy to see snarly and rubio in single digits despite the massive free PR sent their way gratis by faux and friends such as cnn, msnbc, and the rest of the alphabets. Go Trump.

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    • Big Picture says:

      I agree. Did you notice that Rubio and Carly connect with college grads a lot better than they do with high school grads? I think Rubio and Carly try to impress the media elites, while Trump speaks directly to people with common sense and Carson refuses to be politically correct.

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  5. Ziiggii says:

    The Donald’s campaign is starting to woo the other candidates away from the GOPe it looks like now…
    Re: hiring Carson to a cabinet seat

    SCARBOROUGH: Would you hire him in your administration?

    TRUMP: I would, yes, I would. Absolutely. I would put him — I’d love to have that … In certain elements of an administration, I think he’d be very good.

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/02/trump-i-absolutely-want-ben-carson-in-my-cabinet-video/

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  6. regedit says:

    Notice how other candidates bounce around -up and down and sideways
    Trump support is constant and across the board

    Donald is just too strong-nomination is his .
    barring election process ,delegates machinations

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    • Well, Trump bounces up and down, too, he just always leads everybody else by a mile!

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    • Danette Gerardin says:

      Ben Carson is constant also, in second place. Interestingly, Ben beats Donald Trump in the polls with regular church attendees. Personally I believe only a praying man can turn around a nation as mired in corruption as ours is.

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  7. This is a very interesting poll.

    Jeb is only at 4% – ouch. Jeb needs to turn up the heat and take out Rubio – Jeb knows everything about Rubio & we all know how nasty the Bush machine can get. I think Rubio was originally a splitter but is now going rogue. I also think Jeb will be easier to beat than Rubio.

    On another note what do we know about the new state directors Trump has hired? I found this troubling:
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/donald-trump-texas-state-director-criticism-214370

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    • NCPatrick says:

      Oh boy, so do I find this troubling! This is the thanks Trump gets for paying these losers well? Let them go to work for Jeb! or little weasel Rubio. This makes me sick as there are so many ways an inside guy can stab him in the back. Surely Trump knew about these guys’ printed comments?

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    • Cameraman says:

      Not really troubling.

      It’s on Politico so obviously it’s misleading. This apparently occurred 2 months ago and without knowing the context it’s impossible to know how accurately it was reported at the time.

      http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Trump-s-new-Texas-director-called-him-a-joke-2-6545479.php

      I doubt it bothers Trump as long as Casteel does a good job, but if it’s a problem Trump is pretty good at firing when he needs to.

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      • wanthetruth says:

        Trump is very high on loyalty. If he wasn’t aware of these comments it won’t go well for that director. It is such a minimal quote though it certainly isn’t the full context of remarks.

        Not that a full quote can’t and won’t be skewed and meaning altered by punctuation or the surrounding narrative.

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      • The sad truth is that most experienced staff people, whether R or D, are liberals, or at best, “pragmatists,” that would be wh0re, in the language of us, the Vulgarians.

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    • tychesd says:

      I too think Jeb Is easier for Trump to beat than Rubio. People think of Rubio as a common sense choice. He’s young. He’s smart. And, he’s Hispanic! He’s liked by a lot of conservative writers. However, most people think that Bush is going to have to get Rubio out of there before he takes on Trump. People expect Bush to do a lot of negative ads against Rubio – and probably Trump too, later on.

      If I were running against Rubio, I would play up this “not quite a man yet” idea. He looks very young. He’s been in government his whole life. He has had money problems, never really earned much. Has been living in Bush’s shadow – at least in Florida. He kind of has this image as Bush’s mini-me. He also has a very strange and dependent relationship with this billionaire Florida auto dealer, Norman Braman. It almost sounds kind of dysfunctional.

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      • rsmith1776 says:

        ‘ People expect Bush to do a lot of negative ads against Rubio ‘

        but…. but…. Jeb! and the Dream Middle Age Male Escort are best buddies, right??

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      • Jett Black says:

        Can’t wait for the super-PAC scum to start dumping their money down the toilet supporting these idiots, the way their shills in gummint have been dumping our tax money down the toilet of social programs/entitlements. May it be God’s will that these evil traitors financially bleed out well before next November.

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    • hocuspocus13 says:

      No one pays any mind to back stabbers…they prove themselves to be untrustworthy 🇺🇸

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    • bofh says:

      More likely just “concern trolling” by Politico.

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  8. booger71 says:

    I believe many of the wealthier Americans who took this poll do not really understand Donald’s tax plan, thus the lower numbers. My wife’s and I taxes will drop significantly.

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  9. SharonKinDC says:

    Did you see this one, Sundance? Trump at 34.7%, Carson 17.2%! MOE 1.9%, large sample:

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    • Bluto says:

      Holy Cow, Batman!

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    • Bluto says:

      Large sample too:

      “Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted the random survey of 2,665 registered voters across the U.S. regarding the presidential election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 1.9%. The polls were conducted on September 30 through October 1, 2015 using interactive voice response, IVR, technology and weighted separately for each population in the question presented. The poll was conducted exclusively for One America News Network.”

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      • R-C says:

        The larger the sample, it seems the larger the chasm between Trump and the other “what’s-their-names”.

        Certainly won’t make the anti-Trump media’s “radar scope”–they already KNOW “It’s Al Over”; that “Trump is Doomed!”

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    • TheTorch says:

      Yes interesting poll and one conducted after the tax announcement… That could be an indicator of what other polls may show when released for this period etc. At least an uptick in Trumps numbers, at least that is what I am expecting.

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    • You just know the headlines will be ‘Rubio surges to third place!’

      I was also told by a Rubiobot that Gravis is unreliable…can’t have it both ways!

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    • Eskie Mom says:

      I just did, Sharon. That Pew poll (PEEE YEW! They are a lefty outfit anyway.) was what’s had me stomping around with a sore bottom today. This is MUCH better. There’s a nice (& similar- 32 something percent, I think) Reuters one out today that corroborates it.

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  10. Good news ! Trump doing better than all splitters combined! Trump leading YUGE @ 25%!

    —well, so much for Rube’s and Snarly’s so-called “strong debate performance!”

    Rubio & Fiorina are tied for third place with 8%

    –so much for Carson’s “surging and tie with Trump” Carson is only at 16%

    –so much for voter stalker Jeb Bush with 4% (we need a restraining order on him, just won’t take no for an answer, we’re trying to tell him “politely” @ 4%, get the hint before you fall to 2%
    =============================================

    –so much for sophomoric chirping Rant Paul @ 2% – actually polling less than undecides, go home back to Kentucky, we don’t want you at all, and no 2% is not considered a SURGE!

    the rest with unhealthy egos 0% who just won’t get out of the race, last call was announced HOURS ago yet remain on the stage alone, performing to waitresses closing up and clean-up crew

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  11. mpmp2015 says:

    Rand Paul’s got 2%, that’s impressive! I thought he would be at >1%. I guess Trump was wrong, Rand is in this race for the long haul and may even win the nomination. 🙂

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  12. tychesd says:

    In this poll, Trump does better among moderately conservative voters, rather than very conservative. There has been talk among people in my Twitter feed that they believed the final three would be Bush, Trump and Cruz – and Cruz would beat out Trump because of his strong support among conservative voters. Cruz is not really on the radar right now though.

    Trump also has more support among voters without a college degree. Carson and Rubio do better among degreed Republicans. Sean Trende of RCP had written after the 2012 election that there were a bunch of white voters who stayed home and didn’t vote, which is why Romney lost – not the common theme of low support among minorities that the RNC autopsy identified and the media has been promulgating – although that did exist. But, it was the low enthusiasm among white voters that cost Romney the election. And, most of those voters are the type who support Trump.

    To me, the people who strongly support Trump think they’ve been getting a raw deal. The fat cats are running everything and immigrants are taking their jobs. This actually happens to be true.

    The Washington Post ran a story today trying to dispute the notion that immigrants are taking jobs, have higher crime rates, and are doing really well. But, people instinctively know that all of this immigration has not been good for them and for the country.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      WaPo is going to have to spin the jobs thing hard. New report today. Jobs for Americans down 260k or so. Immigrant employment up. I also think there are special programs for refugee and other new comers we don’t hear about, but it’s a training/job placement service. Saw an article about a refugee who received medical imagining training and a job upon completion. Your tax dollars at work.

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    • immigrants are not taking our jobs. illegal aliens are. this distinction is very important. most, if not all current Americans are immigrants, not illegal aliens. i can’t even say illegal immigrants because the two words are polar opposites. it may seem like a small thing to refer to illegal aliens as “immigrants,” but to us immigrants who are here legally and parents and grandparents who came legally it is not a small thing. i still cringe every time i hear the oxymoron “illegal immigrant.”

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        Illegals, yes, also there are huge ‘refugee’ programs. So they’re legal, but not what most of us think of as legal migrants who do it the old fashioned way: hard work, loads of paperwork, time, $$.

        The Refugee Resettlement program, imo, is corrupt, bloated, and probably could be indicted under RICO standards!

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    • sundance says:

      Ted Cruz can never win. He and his campaign team know that.

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      • mpmp2015 says:

        True. At best, he’s angling for the VP slot; possibly Attorney General. May be if there is a Supreme Court slot open during a Republican administration, Cruz may get a nod for that as well.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        I think you’re right, Sundance. This is one reason Cruz isn’t beating up on Trump in a desperate attempt to gain a few points in the polls. (Another reason, I suspect, is that he’s in general agreement with what Trump’s doing.) I think he’d make a great AG or Justice.

        Another of Trump’s head-fakes, is that despite the raucous stump-speeches, Trump is actually running as a pragmatist. In his interviews, the one’s that aren’t trying to ambush him with gotcha’ questions, it’s clear that he looks at governing as a businessman—he’ll look for a solution that will really and truly solve a problem rather than first checking to see if it fits an established ideological dogma.

        A lot of people claim to pragmatists but are actually just trying to disguise an ideological hidden agenda (“sustainability” and “common sense gun-control” come to mind). Usually, if they do this, they give off signals that betray their real intentions. The real litmus test for Trump is whether his forthcoming policy statements are predicated on the preserving of freedom and liberty. If he does that, he’s in. If he doesn’t, he’ll burn out as quickly as Jeb, Christy, Rubio, and the other statists. I’m betting that he knows this quite well. GO TRUMP!!

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        • R-C says:

          Well said, Garrison, and you are right: Trump IS a pragmatist. That is central to his success; it’s how he has not only stayed in business for so long, but how he has thrived.

          This is because Trump is focused on SUCCESS–on the positive outcome of the plan. “Did the plan actually WORK?” (Trump’s businesses lose money when the plan doesn’t work–and Trump doesn’t lose very much money.)

          To me, this is the most important distinction between Trump and “the rest of the pack”–he is automatically and continuously programmed to succeed. Only ACTUAL accomplishment matters.

          By contrast, “run-of-the-mill” politicians–especially democrats–want to be judged on their INTENTIONS as opposed to the results. “Flowery words” can be enough to get a politician past inattentive voters–but they do nothing to actually SOLVE problems.

          For instance, take the open border:

          Politician’s position: “I pledge, if elected, to appoint a “Blue Ribbon” Commission to research our border problem and report back to me with recommendations…” A committee like this is notoriously USELESS and nothing will come of it, but at re-election time, the feckless politician can say, “I appointed a commission that determined blah, blah, blah.” The unstated subtitle is, “See? At least we TRIED…” And so, the politician seeks to be graded in INTENT rather than RESULTS.

          Trump doesn’t do that stuff; it’s counter-productive. Trump says, “The border is a mess; it can’t go on this way. I will build a wall and we will deal with the illegals among us.” Take it to the bank; one way or another that wall will be built, and one way or another those illegals will be dealt with.

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      • Eskie Mom says:

        Agree, but I have to wonder what they’re thinking setting up all this infrastructure, though. Somebody said they were going for delegates- which made me think of the Ron Paul shenanigans in 2012. lol Then I read about Cruz going for Paul’s people & my head exploded.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        You never did hear back from them with their Cruz to the WH road map, did you, Sundance?

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  13. mpmp2015 says:

    I like the red arrow pointing at Jindal as “Next Out?” Almost like an invitation for him to just go away or somewhat of a self fulfilling prophecy. LOL!!!

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      He’s now attacking Cruz for ‘supporting’ Trump when Trump supports ‘single payer health care’ sigh He’s really going off the rails with his attacks.

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      • jindal is trying to surge to 0% ? and he accuses Trump of having a big ego. i’d say it takes quite an unhealthy ego for a 0-2% candidate to stay in our FACE. oops! i mean stay in the race LOOOL!

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          At one time, I rather liked Jindal. Any positive thoughts have evaporated as I’ve watched him descend into a petty ankle-biter.

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          • NCPatrick says:

            Yes, me too, Sharon, on Jindal. Did you see the Breitbart piece on Rubio’s voting record on immigration? It was about two days ago and I thought someone would comment on it. there is another piece up right now about his voting record (or should I say non-voting record) on Planned Parenthood, but since we know that one of the primary motivators for Trump voters is illegal immigrant migration, I was stunned to read that Rubio .. yes that Gang of 8 Marco Rubio .. had been MIA for most Senate votes on this subject (and most others as well). As far as I’m concerned that should be the ultimate kiss of death for the Kid, and everyone should be aware that Rubio is just as uncommitted to this crucial subject as he was before. I don’t want to hear about how he’ll secure the border when he is beating the drum for more and more foreign labor. Trump is the only candidate I will support.

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  14. Doodahdaze says:

    Poor Smelley. Poor Greta, Poor George, Poor Dr. Strangekrout. Poor Rove. Nobody do what they tell them too. Pundits without any credibility. Zero credibility reached.

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    • joshua says:

      the guy that stood up and made the Muslim statement at Trumps townhall meeting needs to go on Fox and ask Megyn why everyone on FOX has sold out to the money boys on wall street instead of supporting American citizens. He could say the Obama is a Muslim at the same time and we could see how the Fox folks slap him down……

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      • Avogadra says:

        You are assuming that the questioner was pro-Trump. The mere fact that nobody has identified him yet, suggests that he was a plant designed to trip up Trump.

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  15. Bluto says:

    And Trump hasn’t spent Dollar One on advertising.

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    • SouthCentralPA says:

      If I were in Bush or Rubio’s campaign, that would scare me the most. Because you know DT is not going to leave the shovel leaning up against the barn.

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    • joshua says:

      High Demand, low cost of sales, great profits.

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    • R-C says:

      BINGO!! He’s been taking the highest “heat” the ankle-biters and other detractors have thrown at him for months on end now, to virtually ZERO effect, and he is still on top, smiling.

      Trump stated in an interview that he had expected to have spent $100M of his own money on advertising so far, and he hasn’t spent any. (Perhaps the GOPe ought to let that sink in for a moment…)

      So now, the US CoC came out with an announcement: THEY are going to use $100M in advertising to take down Trump, who still has his original money to dole out, if needed.

      (My guess is he won’t need much of it–the US CoC will see that their very expensive attack will backfire, as have everyone else’s attacks. They’ll learn the hard way–but they will learn.)

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  16. rsmith1776 says:

    Another positive thing imo is that the second in numbers is Ben Carson. He is really not a threat to the Don, I kind of think that somewhere deep down Carson who is a decent guy knows he is no presidential material. I suspect at some point a Trump-Carson DEAL shall be made ( : (and I don’t mean VP).

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  17. canadacan says:

    In the case of Trump, walk like a man talk like a man.
    Bring Cruz on board as vice presidential nominee, they can say forget you we’re
    from Texas

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    • stringy theory says:

      I think Cruz might be a drag on the ticket since he’s been painted, erroneously, as a “radical.” I think I would prefer Jeff Sessions as VP, but would certainly want to use Cruz’s tremendous legal mind in some appropriate capacity. We need someone to totally clean out the Department of Injustice and the rest of the radicalized federal departments and agencies.

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      • R-C says:

        I would put Cruz in as Attorney General at first, and put him up for the Supreme Court at some later point.

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      • PatriotKate says:

        I LOVE Jeff Sessions. He is one of the most reliably consistent and principled (America First) Senators we have had in a long time. Actually, I think he’d make a great Senate Majority Leader as well, but VP would be great as well.

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    • TheTorch says:

      Thank you for the link. I just read this, and it is pretty much where I am with this issue. Fact is King Barack wil never do what needs to be done, especially as he has had plenty of opportunity to do the right thing in the very early days of this whole conflict and did nothing. So I tend to agree with Trump on this, if Putin is prepared to do what needs to be done, then why not ? I appreciate the gravity of what that means, and the potential benefit to Russia, but if Assad, was to fall, then I think that would be a nightmare scenario, just like what happened in Libya when Gadaffi was removed…

      The irony is Jebio (Rubio), who thinks he is some kind of Middle East expert, which quite frankly is laughable, but anyway, he does! Really has not got a clue on this, and Failorina and Hillary apparently think we need to instigate a No Fly Zone ! Seriously these people are just dumb as a bunch of rocks. How the heck can we have a No Fly Zone over a certain part of Syria, if Putin has already told us to get out of the way and is already flying around and doing whatever he wants ? and Kerry whose only response is we need a meeting…

      Honestly you could not make this stuff up! It is like the Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (RR being Putin of course!)

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  18. Bluto says:

    In related news, Trump’s popularity is gaining traction within the candidates as well. Even though they refuse to drop out Lindsey Graham & that guitarist from Pink Floyd, Gilmore of Virginia stated emphatically, “We’re voting for Trump!”

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  19. yakmaster2 says:

    From my reading here, most of the GOP primary voters view illegal immigration as an very important issue. Of that majority, 84% strongly favor deportation of undocumented immigrants. For those less likely to support Trump’s position on deportation, the issue of illegal immigration is just not important to them anyway.
    Good for Trump.
    With a third of the primary voters supportive of increased taxes on the wealthy (or would a better choice of words be ‘not against’ increase on wealthy) I don’t think that will be a policy deal-breaker for the other 2/3 of voters. The big sweeteners in his tax mix is abolishing the ‘death tax’, lowering of middle class taxes and ‘simplification’. I’m glad he uses that term ‘death tax’, along with ‘double taxation’ instead of ‘inheritance tax’—less posh and more universal. BTW, his tax plan would/will help him in a general election for obvious reasons.

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  20. PremAmerica says:

    This poll is far better for Trump and Carson than you think. “Don’t know” accounts for 25% which is huge (by comparison, the previous YouGov poll has “don’t know” as just 2%)… History shows that people that say “don’t know” mostly don’t vote or go with the winner.

    If you look at the people that actually picked a candidate Trump jumps up to 34% which is the first time he has polled above 30% outside the main of error in a fully scientific phone poll (in recent years computerized polls have become more reliable, but I still don’t full trust them.)

    By the way, it usually takes 2-3 weeks to really know who won the debate. I don’t think Trump won, but clearly the polls are showing that he may have knocked Bush out with “your brother gave us Barack Obama!” In a way that might be the biggest win of the election season so far.

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    • i think Trump won. i didn’t buy anything fiorina was saying nor rubio, their foreign policy was so weak it verged on dangerous and clueless.

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      • regedit says:

        Their foreign policy is a disaster
        Hillary called Putin-Hitler
        Rubio called Putin-Gangster
        Brilliant foreign policy stands
        ……Hannity walks around repeating it -whats wrong with him?

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      • TheTorch says:

        I think Trump did adequate as in he did what he needed to, with a few good moments, I still can’t get Humble out of my mind…

        But Failorina did get a hit with that Face reply, no question that she did have a moment with that. But her other moments sort of blew up on her, i.e Planned Parenthood (after debate) and HP (during debate).

        I always think with debates if history has told us anything is that as long as the front runner is adequate, and no real misteps, then the debate will change nothing.

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    • stringy theory says:

      I think the last debate is rapidly becoming ancient history. Snarly was declared the winner by the talking heads in the MSM but you can see from this poll that, it the debate helped her, it has already worn off. And ditto Rube. Trump, however, continues to march along while the others rise and fall–mostly fall.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      I also think what Chris Matthews noted was a high level of ‘hawkishness’ led by Fiorina & Rubio, which was praised by the neo-con/GOPe media and other enablers, is proving to have been STUPID (like the rest of us thought) and instead, Trump is the one who comes off very well, with his clear understanding of what the realities are over there. We DON’T have ‘the leverage’ besides it not being our fight. He’s also pointed out on the stump the lunacy of fighting one team who wants to take out Assad… While he does so, it conveys all of the absurdity in TeamZero’s position.

      Fiorina et al are still backing ‘moderates’ which Trump noted don’t exist. The last five went to Al Nursa front, which he noted might not do as many head choppings.

      I love how he’s been able to make the Clinton/Fiorina/Rubio/McCain/Graham axis look like huge fools, without using that word.

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  21. Bluto says:

    Man, this poll has so many Zeros in it, it’s actually starting to look like the Candidates themselves.

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    • Cameraman says:

      To be fair the poll doesn’t say exactly who got 0%, but it does say that the total for the group polling less than 2% (6 candidates) was 4% of the total. Not that it really matters, none of this group should appear in any future debates.

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      • Bluto says:

        I just like Sundance’s Hollywood Square Graphic with:
        Jindal: ZERO
        Graham: ZERO
        Christie: ZERO
        Pataki: ZERO
        Kasich: ZERO
        Santorum: ZERO

        I looks really COOL. 😉

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  22. Ellie says:

    I can just see it. The RNC is hunched over scribbling furiously on their white boards to come up with Plan B, while Trump burns down the house.

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  23. winky says:

    I believe Trump’s words about Carson being in his cabinet were smart….it also signals that Carson has his back and he has his. I think it was a plan all along to have Carson as I understand Carson is retiring in Florida and has really never gone against Trump. That way whatever support Carson has he will absolutely try to give to Trump.

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  24. boutis says:

    It is splitting as foreseen BUT THE WRONG WAY! Remember all of this was dreamed up to scuttle Cruz.

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  25. Bluto says:

    Jeb!, may the 4’s be with you.

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  26. beaujest says:

    Putin wants any of them except the Trumpster !

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    • regedit says:

      I dont think so…why would you say that?

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    • PatriotKate says:

      I actually believe that Putin and Trump would get along famously, because both of them have the same goals – Nationalism. Putin does not have grand imperial designs (as claimed by the Neocon LOSERS) and he started kicking the Oligarchs out of his country more than a decade ago.

      Together, they could finally put that big pitchfork in the NWO plans.

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  27. Arkindole says:

    29% of all R/RL Don’t Know or Other re: listed candidates.

    Go. Get. Them.

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  28. lilbirdee'12 says:

    Diamond and Silk are DYN-O-MITE ! Look out Hillary…they’re coming after you.

    TRUMP 2016

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  29. Jack-in-the-box says:

    I’d be interested in the ‘second choice’ candidate of the Carson voters. I suspect that he is getting most of his support from the so-called religious right. I don’t think Carson has any chance at all of becoming president. We’ve had a black president for 8 years, I don’t see that happening again right away no matter what other qualities a candidate may possess. It’s just not gonna happen. Period..end of story.

    Trump’s populism has crossover appeal to independents and democrats that none of the other candidates possess. He has been very careful not to go to far to the right on social issues, which will help him later on. His focus should be on controlling illegal immigration, law and order in our cities, and the middle class.

    Remember, the democrats are going to pound away at handing total control of the federal government, and supreme court nominations to the republican party. The fact that republicans control both the house and the senate are already going to weigh against the republican nominee come election day. The country does not trust one party rule.

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  30. prescient11 says:

    Don’t worry about Trump’s Texas hire folks. This is how you know Trump is in it to win it. He hired Sam Clovis who is regarded as one of THE two or three guys, and Clovis had some pretty nasty things to say about Trump when he was working for Perry.

    Trump has a thick skin. BRING IT!!! Just hire the best and let the rest fall into place my brothers and sisters.

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  31. prescient11 says:

    Clovis runs Iowa, forgot to say that. Trump has Laudner and Clovis in Iowa. Do you know how good they are? Hell, Laudner delivered Iowa for Santorum!!! In 2012. A great team!!

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  32. Dean Z. Douthat says:

    My favorite column is the rightmost one; I call it Column Nada.

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  33. Dave says:

    You never know where Trumps Truths will appear……..

    Chris Matthews: ‘This is the genius of Trump’ (short video – Holy Cow)
    http://www.nbcnews.com/video/msnbc-q…2124/#57942124

    Hat tip: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3343782/posts

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Amused Tingles had to throw in an obligatory bash, at the beginning. However, Matthews is quite astute, when he tries. He actually ‘gets it’. I was surprised and a tad disappointed even media somewhat supportive of Trump didn’t latch on to his point about a ‘nation without borders, isn’t a nation’ …

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    • Bluto says:

      Interesting. Matthews is starting to look like a beaten man.

      Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Voltaire's Crack says:

    I know – it doesn’t show Trump at 21% like the statistically awesome NBC poll, so it probably won’t get menioned.

    Headline: Trump Dominates One America News Network’s National Poll

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released its most recent 2016 National Presidential Poll conducted on September 30th through October 1st. Donald Trump is continuing to be triumphant as the GOP front-runner with a dominating 34.7 percent. Dr. Ben Carson comes in second at 17.2 percent, trailing behind the New York real-estate mogul with just under half of Trump’s success. Senator Marco Rubio has a boost in the polling with 10.8 percent, making it into the top three. Trump, Carson and Rubio account for 62.7 percent of the tabulated votes. Businesswoman, Carly Fiorina is closely behind the Florida Senator with 8.8 percent. Rounding out the top five, just behind the former HP CEO, is Senator Ted Cruz at 7.3 percent.

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  35. Searkreb says:

    Jeb has low t

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    • liberty2828 says:

      He could always do commercials for his low energy… low t after he loses the nomination.
      “Just think… I could have been President of the United States if only I had taken this drug for my low energy”

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  36. Patrick P says:

    I am going to throw something out here that Sundance should be aware of, if he is not.

    Jeb has claimed that he will win, and do it by losing the primary and winning the election. (Nomination). Rubio is pushing as well. I will now describe how either could win the nomination even if Trump was to win many of the primaries.

    As has been noted, primaries up to Mar 15, are all generally proportional assignments. Each primary candidate gets awarded delegates. Most primaries afterwards are winner take all.

    Trump could win each of the early primaries and only get a small portion of the delegates. The also rans would get the rest. Now assuming that the money dried up for most candidates, they could not complete in the later primaries.

    At this point, Jeb or Rubio would be in much better shape. Either could win several primaries of the 29 remaining and could then qualify to have their name placed in nomination. This means that Jeb/Rubio, Trump and perhaps one other person might be nominated at the Convention. Here is where it gets “interesting”.

    Trump could go into the Convention with the lead in delegates. For those candidates who have dropped out or failed to get 8 wins, their delegates are “released” to go where they want. If they go to Jeb/Rubio, then it is likely that they would win the nomination and Trump would lose.

    This may very well be the scenario that Jeb is pushing for in the Convention, if he can get 8 wins somewhere. Otherwise, it could be Rubio. However, their problem remains Trump. If he can dominate the primaries, winning even with the proportional delegation of the early primaries, and then win a majority of the primaries that are winner take all, this should counter the “released delegates” in the convention.

    (No, I am not a Jeb/Rubio supporter. I just look and try to determine strategies.)

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    • ZurichMike says:

      That was the whole point of the GOPe “splitter” strategy that Sundance has been explaining for a couple of years now, and why primary voting changes are rapidly being adjusted to account for the “upstart” Trump gumming up the works.

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  37. corybros says:

    We need all of them to feel they can win. That way we are gauranted a victory. TRUMP2016

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  38. profnickd1967 says:

    “I think that all trailing GOP candidates should put aside their factionalism & petty differences and withdraw from the race & rally around the front-runner so we can focus our energy and resources on the Democrats.”

    Statement found crumpled on the floor beside the trash can in Karl Rove’s office. (Dated after Jeb entered the race, and just prior to Trump entering.)
    😂😂😂😂😂

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  39. Bluto says:

    I’m gonna drop this here in case some of y’all aren’t aware of Intellectual Froglegs. This guy is GREAT! If you haven’t seen it, please watch. It is really, really entertaining. 🙂 You can thank me later. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    “Donald vs the DC Machine: Everybody Hates Trump Except the Voters”

    Website home: https://intellectualfroglegs.com/

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    • R-C says:

      I must have watched that clip 10 times by now. It’d be hard to pick a “favorite moment”, but I might have to go with Warren Oates from “Stripes”:

      “Oka-a-a-a-y, hotshot…” a pitch-perfect response to Carly’s over-reach. Loved it.

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    • Sharon says:

      He specifically references Sundance/Treehouse as a source. Neato.

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  40. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Krauthammer’s wager on today’s candidate casino segment

    $5 – Bush
    $5 – Rubio
    $10 – Romney
    $80 – Wine, women and song

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  41. tychesd says:

    Rich Lowry and Ramesh Ponnuru are trying to take down Trump in a cover story in National Review. https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/424896/trump-wrongs-right. April Ponnuru, Ramesh’s wife, works for Jeb Bush.

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  42. benzy says:

    Reading through the data it showed another method through which a poll can be skewed for or against a particular candidate. If you look at the breakdown by sex on the Democrat poll, the poll consisted of 39% men and 61% women. Gee. I wonder why Hillary did so well in that poll?

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  43. TheTorch says:

    Oh dear! I think Jebby is heading for 0% – Stuff Happens.
    Yes it is the media getting all worked up about a comment that Jebby made (see below). But it clearly was a clumsy thing to say and comes across as so matter of fact, not good considering what happened yesterday.

    Stuff Happens

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Wonder if he’ll tell a paralyzed person to ‘stand up’ next? Jeb! is starting to rival Plugs.

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    • Sharon says:

      It’s my opinion people are getting weird. I can’t stand Jebbie’s shadow and if he rang my doorbell, I’d talk to him through the lock security/steel mesh stuff but I don’t see any problem with what he said. “Stuff happens.” Yup. Sure does. In terms of the generic point he was attempting to make that is not an unusual use of that phrase.

      If somebody wants to fuss about that, it says more about them than it does about him. My opinion.

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  44. winky says:

    Watched Trump on Hannity tonight …He was very good but he talked a little differently about Hillary tonight. He said he felt that all her email stuff was pretty bad and that he was advised that it was criminal but that he did not feel the Dems DOJ would go after her and that she might be the nominee. That was different then what he said before. That upsets me cause the Clintons are so corrupt and I was not thinking in terms of Trump winning the nomination and being up against her. I was hoping she would be gone. Her and Obama have done a lot of bad stuff and if Trump were to win they would seriously have to worry about him coming after them….. How does everyone feel he would do against her in a general election.

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  45. mjalbaine says:

    I am concerned with the sycophant RINO’s on The Right Scoop. They seem quite BIASED against Trump. This site is much better in quality. More thorough research and honest reporting. The Right Scoop is just hyped up RINO’s who “think” they’re smarting than Trump supporters.

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    • Bluto says:

      The only thing you need to know about The Right Scoop is that they’re all certified “Cruz-bots”. Don’t get me wrong, I like Ted Cruz. But I don’t get my panties bunched if somebody DARES to actually like Ted Cruz AND Donald Trump. And…..

      ….well, that’s why they banned me from their site. I made a few snarky comments about liking Donald Trump and how it’s against their policy, and they deleted them & banned me. I didn’t name call. I didn’t use foul language. Just humor. They are not very happy over there.

      For whatever reason, they cannot deal with the idea of Trump. Weird considering that Cruz set an very clear example of showing Trump & his followers respect. I guess they don’t respect their candidate enough to follow his lead.

      Cruzbots 2016 are the new Paulbots 2012. Rabid & angry.

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      • Eskie Mom says:

        They did the same thing to Newt with Santorum in 2012. Drove me so crazy, I finally left. Nasty, vicious little people. It’s a shame. Loved the mods. (Legal Insurrection is the same way, now. Hate that, too. Prof Jacobson is absolutely great.) Ditto re Paulbots- OFAs also…like peas in a pod, all of them.

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  46. wasntme says:

    An even more impressive stat is:
    Trump and Carson together = 41%.
    Bush, Rubio, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul, and Cruz = 30%

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