CBS/New York Times Poll: Donald Trump Still Expanding Massive Lead…

According to the latest CBS/NYT Poll (full pdf below) Trump has gained another thirteen points in his lead over all other Republican candidates since October.  Now standing atop the field with a lead more than double the second place candidate, Ted Cruz.

[*NOTE* CBS/NYT has only released the top-lines.  The rest of the poll results will be released tonight at 6:30 p.m.]

However, again the notation: these poll numbers were BEFORE Donald Trump’s proposal to halt Muslim immigration pending further review.   It is virtually certain, with all the other candidates standing in opposition to Trump on this issue, Trump’s polling numbers are significantly higher – even the progressive pundits admit this reality.

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[Via New York Times ] Donald J. Trump occupies his strongest position yet in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, yet nearly two-thirds of American voters say they are concerned or frightened about the prospect of a Trump presidency, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News nationwide poll.

The poll was taken largely before his statement on Monday afternoon proposing to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the United States.

On the Democratic side, the poll found Hillary Clinton is maintaining her 20-point lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The possibility of her winning the presidency in 2016 is only marginally more palatable to American voters than that of Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump commands the support of 35 percent of Republican primary voters, leading his closest competitors, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (16 percent) and Ben Carson (13 percent) by a more than 2-to-1 margin. While Mr. Carson’s support was cut in half since the last time The Times and CBS News polled on the race in late October, Mr. Cruz has quadrupled his share. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida’s support stands at 9 percent, with the rest of the candidates at 4 percent or less.  (read more)

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151 Responses to CBS/New York Times Poll: Donald Trump Still Expanding Massive Lead…

  1. Here’s a link to the best post I’ve read yet on Trump’s “racist” proposal.

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    • booger71 says:

      I agree..it is well thought out.

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    • The Boss says:

      Excellent find!

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    • Ellie says:

      Excellent article. Points out the utter hypocrisy of the sanctimonious intellects when the same standard is imposed on the Jews. Their silence is deafening.

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      • white1awake says:

        And yet, “The Jews” are attacking Donald Trump left, right and centre. Go figure….

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        • Dan says:

          The Jewish people have always baffled me.

          Like moths to a flame they are often drawn to the very people who would destroy them.

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          • Raffaella says:

            Yes I was shocked by the response from Israel. On one hand they want the U.S. To destroy and takeout Muslim countries like Iran, on the other hand they ridiculously react to Trump. Yet they love Obama who happens to hate them.

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            • Sentient says:

              They’re surrounded by Muslims and there are Muslims Israelis. They’re cowed into political correctness – just like the French and Brits – and just like we will be if the percentage of Muslims in the US increases to that of France & the UK. Only countries free of the scourge of political correctness can protect themselves from demographic suicide. China with the Uighurs and Myanmar with the Rohingya come to mind. They would not allow mass Muslim immigration.

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    • liberty2828 says:

      I did not know this… proves hypocrisy from our “leaders” here in the US.

      Where is the outrage? Oh never mind.

      From the article…

      “Rosenberg pointed out that there are currently 16 countries in the world which completely ban the entry of Israelis. No one is permitted to enter the following nations with an Israeli passport: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.”

      “Please, choke back any response that consists of something along the lines of: “well, those are Arab or Muslim countries, we expect more of a U.S. presidential candidate.” Anyone who considers acceptable because “to be expected” the blanket banning of Israelis by any nation, yet is outraged to action by The Donald must be prepared to be called a hypocrite.”

      And just to point out the extent of the mass hypocrisy regarding national or religious entry bans Rosenberg also pointed out that five of these 16 Arab/Muslim nations which bar Israelis from entering are currently “members of the United Nations Human Rights Council.”

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  2. booger71 says:

    Isn’t about time to cut the next debate down to no more than the top 4?

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  3. KBR says:

    Wonder why part was released early, and the other part released later?
    They needed more time to “fix” JEb’s numbers, maybe?

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  4. Sentient says:

    Can we just start voting already?

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  5. KBR says:

    2/3 “say they are concerned or frightened about the prospect of a Trump presidency”
    I ran into two saying they were frightened by Trump just yesterday in a Philly news comment section. Took the time to talk the kitty cats out of the high tree they were in, like a good fireman.
    One will probably go read more about Trump, the other denied she was for Hil, then denied she was for Bern, after stating she was not voting Republican: she must be Mrs. o’Malley?
    ITS THE MEDIA STUPID, ITS THE STUPID MEDIA! That has these people scared.

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  6. HbarSquared says:

    Fix??? At what 3%? Why bother… The dude is dead!

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    • sundance says:

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      • Bluto says:

        McConnell? But what if he lies?!?!? OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

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      • NJF says:

        The numbers coming out later today must be brutal.

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      • HbarSquared says:

        If they broker the convention against the wishes of the republican majority (assuming Trump does win a majority) then that will be the END the republican party. A new party will rise in its place and Trump will be its founder.

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        • NJF says:

          I don’t know how they get away with doing this if the numbers for Trump are strong.

          My fear is that in spite of him having the numbers according to their rules, i.e., 50% in at least 8 states, they will change the rules at the last minute.

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        • stringy theory says:

          Daggone right. If they create a brokered convention I will not be the only one to vote for every democrat running against a GOPe candidate. Destroy them, destroy them if they do that. I’m not even sure it’s within their power to create a brokered convention the way Trump is growing by the day in strength. It’s going to be a yuge landslide for Trump.

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          • KBR says:

            Voting for democrats is as dumb as it gets, like voting for Hillarab/Obama.
            Look at lovely sunny California after a while under democrats. Look at Chicago, look at Detroit.
            Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

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          • char spencer says:

            Tonight on Fox, Judge Napolitano explained how the establishment could change the rules at will, and the whole system was set up to make it very difficult for an outsider to get the required delegates for the nomination, in their effort to control the outcome. He said they had been doing it for years. Maybe that will wake some folks up.

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      • Venus says:

        That’s why Trump needs to win the nomination outright and decisively by getting those “don’t usually vote” people out to vote for him.

        Then the GOPe can run a tomato can 3rd party candidate (ala John B. Anderson against Reagan in 1980) who won’t have much impact other than attracting votes from Hillary.

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        • getfitnow says:

          It is really quite simple, imo. We have to take Trump to OVERWHELMING victory, and leave all the establishment traitors outside twiddling their thumbs like numskulls they are

          If the will of the electorate is ignored by the GOP they deserve to be dissolved as a political entity.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Fetal Positions? 😉

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      • What can be done about this? Given what happened with Cochran in the MS Senate race, this is a big concern. In fact, this is my only real concern. In a fair fight, Trump will be both nominee and president. Not even close.

        Also, have any of you noticed how establishment pols respond to the question, “Will you support Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee?” Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Kasich, Bush, etc. all tend to have the same line: “I will support the Republican nominee, and I don’t believe Donald Trump will be the nominee.” A little wordsmithing, no?

        Hearing the same response come out of the mouths of these RINOs makes me think that this is some kind of coordinated messaging effort to hide their intentions to eventually cheat Trump out of delegates or pull off some other shenanigans at the convention.

        We need to expose this somehow. Hopefully, the Trump campaign will begin to unfold an attack that draws out their intentions.

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        • parteagirl says:

          Just thinking out loud, here- what would a Trump strategy to blow up GOPe plans to change the rules on him look like? I heard Rush say today that the loyalty pledge was a two-way pledge, that the GOP had to support him, too, if he were to win the nomination. Could he point that out publicly? Shame them into living up to their word? Just wondering.

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      • mketch says:

        Anyone catch Lou Dobbs tonight? Wow! Trump supporter and defender, took the GOPe to the Woodshed!

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  7. NHVoter says:

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    • KBR says:

      An NBC and WSJ poll?
      Well, that should give us a really truthful poll.
      Sarc^

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    • LBH says:

      The results were released. The sample size for this question is not large enough to support their findings.

      From the methodology: “The question on Trump’s Muslim proposal was asked Dec. 8-9 of 495 respondents, which has a margin of error of plus-minus 4.4 percentage points.”

      This sample size and MOE represents of ALL respondents, yet they reported percentages agreeing/disagreeing with the Muslim proposal from many subsets (Republicans, Dems, Indies, urban vs rural, etc.). I’d guess Republican respondents might make up slightly less than half of that 495 and rural dwellers even less. Sorting 495 respondents into so many buckets results in worthless insight. Total crap, IMO.

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  8. Sentient says:

    Recent Florida poll (taken 11/29 through 12/3) http://polls.saintleo.edu/florida-mirrors-nation-in-persistent-affinity-for-trump-or-clinton-plus-growing-concern-for-security/ shows Trump @ 30.6% (more than Bush & Rubio together).

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  9. It is so interesting that if Jeb had Trump’s numbers the GOP would have ended this already. Somehow they think that continuing this will result in a different outcome…oh yea, it will..Trump just keeps going up! I wonder what the next tack will be that he puts on Megan’s chair….

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    • Notmeagain says:

      The outcome will be to expose themselves totally as connivers. Really, at this point I think the political-industrial complex may be trying to draw things out so they can pocket as much donor cash as possible before it disappears. Sort of like a run on the banks.

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    • R-C says:

      “…Somehow they think that continuing this will result in a different outcome…”

      What was the ‘definition of insanity’ again? –Oh, yeah…”doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome.”

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    • KBR says:

      But…but…won’t a tack make her bleed out of her…whatever?

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  10. irvingtwosmokes says:
  11. R-C says:

    “…yet nearly two-thirds of American voters say they are concerned or frightened about the prospect of a Trump presidency…”

    They meant 2/3rds of the NY Times editorial board.

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  12. Ellie says:

    This is so silly. Americans are not “scared”! We are ANGRY! Our government is governing against the will of the people, hence, enter Donald J Trump. It’s really not that complicated to figure out. THEY answer to US. Not the other way around.

    Americans by their very nature are hard working, play by the rules, independent and have an innate sense of justice and fairness, and most importantly, they are unafraid. We understand our rights. We also understand our responsibilities as citizens.

    The political/chattering class makes another yuge mistake in analyzing what’s driving Trump’s poll numbers, imho.

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  13. kinthenorthwest says:

    Go Trump.

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  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Yet, on one breath, Rush is supporting Trump today and pointing out his poll numbers, but on another breath, he starts talking Cruz again.

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    • Notmeagain says:

      It’s all right. Let the establishment waste money on all the others. Cruz is likely to be the last “conservative” standing even though he isn’t their favorite either. Meanwhile, there is a chance he will start looking phony to more people. For instance, his so-called hit on Trump, he’s already walked it back and a good thing for him, he was saying we want judgment and experience. He has so little of the latter and what experience he’s put into the Senate has resulted in some poor judgment.

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Hypothesis [just a hypothesis, hopefully not wishful thinking]: Rush wants Trump to win, but does not want to be perceived as a “one candidate groupie” talking head.

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      • JRD says:

        Rush wants Cruz to win as does his brother, so does Mark Levin. Even though they know he has no chance to win the nomination or the general.

        Rush’s dad was a lawyer and so are his brother and Levin.

        They think they can convince Trump supporters to vote Cruz, WRONG!

        The rest of us are fed up with lawyers who obfuscate.

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      • BenY says:

        Limbaugh is for Cruz just as he was for Santorum. I believe his brother votes the religious line and he is for Cruz. He is just to smart to come right out because he knows he will loose listeners. He is very crafty in his opinions.

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    • JRD says:

      Rush is talking Trump to have an audience.

      If he talked only Cruz people would fall asleep.

      When Rush starts talking Cruz turn him off. It is what everyone does.

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      • wyntre says:

        Yup. Same thing happens when any of the Fox talking heads bring on Rubio, Jeb, Snarly and Lindsey.

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      • Rush has to be fair to his ENTIRE audience. You must realize that not all of his listeners are avid Trump supporters. What would you think of him if he had picked only one of the 17 candidates and stuck with that one without mentioning any of the positive and negative qualities of the rest of them? Right. You’d think he was an idiot. He’s not. He’s “a highly trained broadcast professional.”

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    • KBR says:

      Rush speaks with forked breath.

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      • stevendufresne says:

        I disagree. I have listen to Rush YouTube podcast this week and he’s talked nonstop Trump and has marveled at Trump’s dominance in the race and over the media. Rush supports Trump and Cruz.

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  15. NHVoter says:

    Oh looky here…another reason to broker the convention for an establishment puppet

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  16. Pentheus says:

    First thought:
    Am I making a mistake here?
    35+1+0+3+13+0+4+3+16+0+9+3+3=90

    Is the remaining 10% ‘undecided’?

    Second thought:
    Where are the “65% DO NOT SUPPORT TRUMP” headlines? The media is way off their game and Trump just keeps on scoring points!!!

    I’m going to start stocking up on fireworks for the big day.

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  17. wyntre says:

    Trump may be leading but that isn’t stopping some NYS republicans from trying to ban him from the party! #!@!#o

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/some-in-n-y-gop-want-trump-banished-from-party-1449769694

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  18. Bluto says:

    For the establishment to be clenching their buttchecks this early, the internal polling must be even more devastating than what we’re seeing in the public polls.

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  19. dizzymissl says:

    Put this in your pipe and smoke it:

    CA Dem: ‘Between 5 and 20 Percent’ of Muslims Willing to Use Terrorism

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/ca-dem-between-5-and-20-percent-of-muslims-willing-to-use-terrorism/ via @mediaite

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  20. wyntre says:

    In the meantime, prissy Lindsay in front of a garishly decorated Christmas tree says he won’t support Trump and that it’s “better to lose with honor” than win with Trump.

    Oh, and Lovely Lindsey voted with the dims and 5 other RINOS for the amendment that Foreign Muslims May Not Be Banned Based on Religion. Today.

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  21. FTWPhil says:

    Too early to try sniffing out a VP for Trump? Am I being naive to think it ISN’T a GOP candidate?

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    • VegasGuy says:

      You know it iss going to be someone that will be as outfront & straight forward as Trump. A “mystery” ( for now ) VP that the people are going to admire, support & love as much as Trump.

      Why? Because that person will run & win 8 years hence & 10 – 16 years is what it’ll take to get the deficit under control, grow the economy, build a solid Military, strengthen the middle class, get rid of waste & corruption, dismantle redundent agencies, & repair this broken Government.

      Except the “Wall”. Expect construction to begin Feb 1, 2017…..LOL Trump will probably do the “ground breaking” personally & throw the 1st shovel full into Mexico.

      Trump has a plan. It’s long term. He will leave a legacy for sure.When Trump says he will “Make American Great Again” he is not talking about a Presidential term. He is talking about generations to come.

      This guy doesn’t think in “short term” strategies. He is going to do this. Get ready for the ride. It”ll defy gravity.

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      • LBH says:

        “Trump has a plan. It’s long term…..He is not talking about a Presidential term. He is talking about generations to come….This guy doesn’t think in “short term” strategies.”

        ^^ This. I am convinced he has chosen not to run in recent years because he was getting his ducks in a row. Doing research, educating himself on all the players (potential running mates, the opposition, the elites, MSM) and their strategies, gaining detailed knowledge on the intricacies of foreign policy. This is not a whim for Trump.

        He really does seem to be able to see much farther down the road and around the curves than everyone else. That takes smarts, confidence, preparation, intuition and guts.

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      • Martin says:

        Couldn’t agree more. Hopefully, it’s someone about 10 or 15 years younger who Trump chooses. This is important. Have to look at the next 20 to 30 years. Reagan made a mistake going with Bush 41.

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  22. NHVoter says:

    Do any of you have any info on this?

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  23. dizzymissl says:

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  24. Doodahdaze says:

    Breaking….GOP cancels convention and primary elections! Nominates Jeb Bush.

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  25. dizzymissl says:

    Cruz caught on tape. Haven’t listened yet:

    [audio src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/audio/politics/20151210cruz/Cruz1209.mp3" /]

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  26. furtiveadmirer says:

    Trump owns this Fight Song!

    Email it to info@donaldtrump.com & recommend it.

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  27. stringy theory says:

    concerned or frightened by the prospect of a Trump presidency. Hogwash! Wonder how they managed to massage the responses to come up with that piece of BS? Anyone with common sense is concerned and frightened by the oblamus presidency and by the prospect of being offed by a mooslum terrorists. This poll, despite the best efforts of papers like the slimes, show that Trump will soon be so far beyond the reach of the GOP plan, that it will be a lost cause for them. I love it. Go Trump!

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    • KBR says:

      Actually ran across two commenters yesterday who said they were frightened of a Donald Trump presidency. When I asked why, they didn’t really say. (Had a decent convo. w one, another went splodey, quite a few were hit and run silly…but I got a message out I think)
      But their city is a demoncratic run city, so undoubtedly all their news reports locally, not to mention friends and neighbors, keep talking about a “clown” having control of nuclear “red button” and such nonsense. And “unstable personality” and “harsh tone” and all that garbage talk.
      Remember Donald Trump saying how he had to manage getting along with Democrats when New York City is practically owned by the Democratic Party?
      More comment warriors need to go on demoncratic newspaper comment sections. We aren’t here to convert the right, but the sinister…

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  28. furtiveadmirer says:

    7:45 PM EST LIVE STREAM GUEST OF HONOR :Donald J. Trump

    New Englsn Police Benevolen Association Candidates Forum

    http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/12/10/trump-portsmouth-thursday/77111058/

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  29. Veritas says:

    Odd that only normal Americans like Trump whuile the Beltway denizens, bathhouse enthusiasts, and people who carry Mao’s little red book just can’t stand him. These Luddites, deviants, and anarchists are quaking in their boots along with the Vichy GOP.

    Maybe we can make America normal again. I long for the day when the Obamaistas are forced before juries.

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  30. ... says:

    Ask CBS to do a REPUBLICAN +1000 Likely voters poll. Crooked #’s.

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  31. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    I’ll go out on a limb and predict the Trump will be around 40% before the end of the year. I was at a Christmas party last night where a representative from the trump campaign was there to talk with us. He is in it to win the Presidency as a Republican!

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  32. Capt Hilts says:

    You Cruz bashers need to stop. Trump and Cruz need to both be successful to gather enough delegates to have one get the nomination. You should also understand that Rand Paul will have significant state official delegates. These three are the outsiders and must function as splitters or delegate gathers for the potential floor fight. In addition, Cruz and Paul have PACs that can do the duty work against the establishment PACs.

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  33. booger71 says:

    Well I figured that when Glenn Beck went on Princess Megyn’s show tonight, the piece on Glenn getting Christians out of Iraq would turn into a Trump hate fest….I was not wrong.

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