North Carolina Poll – Donald Trump Leads With 38% and Highest Favorability….

Several people had been mentioning “the lack of polling”…  It appears today/tomorrow will more than make up for it…  (((snicker)))

Via PPP Polling (with full pdf below) – North Carolina was the first place polling ever found Donald Trump leading the Republican Presidential race, and he just keeps getting stronger. PPP’s newest poll finds him at 38% to 16% for Ted Cruz, 11% for Marco Rubio, 8% for Ben Carson, 6% each for Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush, 4% for Chris Christie, 3% each for Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul, 2% for John Kasich, and 1% for Rick Santorum.

Trump’s support is up 5 points from a month ago when he was at 33%. The only other candidate who’s seen a real gain in their support is Huckabee, who’s climbed from 2% to 6%. The main hopeful dropping is Ben Carson, who’s fallen from 14% to 8%. Besides Carson the only person to see their support decline by more than a point is Marco Rubio, who’s dropped 3 points from 14% to 11%.

Perhaps the most striking finding from this poll is that not only does Trump lead the GOP field, he also has the highest favorability rating of any of the candidates in it. 62% see him favorably to 30% with a negative opinion. No one else has over a 60% favorability- Huckabee comes closest at 58/21.

Trump also has the most committed supporters- 65% say they will definitely vote for him compared to 54% for Rubio, 50% for Cruz, 38% for Huckabee, and 33% each for Bush and Carson among the top candidates in the state.   (read more)

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105 Responses to North Carolina Poll – Donald Trump Leads With 38% and Highest Favorability….

  1. stringy theory says:

    OMG, the great news just keeps rolling in. I think it is not obvious that Trump may well run all 50 states. The writing on the wall is now clear. The Palin endorsement will simply hasten the end of Cruz and, with him, the end of the uniparty as Trump will also squash either hitlery or the bern. The soon we get on with this, the better for our country, as Trump will be able to start making America great again.

    Liked by 9 people

  2. NHVoter says:

    Hot off the presses!
    New post debate NH poll

    Liked by 3 people

  3. we are one calendar year away from this people…stay frosty

    Liked by 16 people

  4. Doodahdaze says:


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  5. Polar Vortex says:

    Cracks beginning in the Democratic Party as well

    What The Donald has unleashed is simply amazing!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Regina says:

      Clinton Ally Attacks Sanders on Socialism

      …Appearing on Bloomberg TV’s “With all Due Respect,” Mr. Brock got a question about how to stop Mr. Sanders’s momentum. Rather than mention Mr. Sanders’s voting record, Mr. Brock brought up what he called “the elephant in the room.”

      “He’s a socialist,” Mr. Brock said. “… He’s got a 30 year history of affiliation with a lot of whack-doodle ideas and parties. Think about what the Republicans will do with the fact that he’s a socialist in the fall.”

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  6. noritadek says:

    Gee! I wonder what happen with Kasick (la cucaracha) loosing the 20% mark in yesterday ARG poll. Hmmmmm

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Del Parker says:

    Don’t miss this one in the poll. Half, 50%, of Cruz supporters say they are not voting for him. Wow.

    Liked by 1 person

    • TheTorch says:

      Also NC – shows a large chunk of voters would not vote for someone born outside of the USA. Canadian TED is in big trouble.

      Further more – if Trump gets an endorsement from say Huckabee, this will secure even more evangelicals for Trump – in certain states that will just be gravy to add to the rest of the meal. Not that it is needed, but hey what the heck!

      This is looking simply fantastic, everywhere you look, it is just good news. The establishment is just all over the place. The Cruzbots are becoming mentally deranged. Beck is planning to go to Iowa to bat for Ted (that will lose votes for sure, especially if he runs his mouth off). The other candidates are just simply lost, they don’t know what to do. The Democrats are facing a potentially messy primary with Sanders closing in on Clinton. Clinton email scandal is just getting worse and worse as each day goes by.

      I mean the list is endless…

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      • Ziiggii says:

        Franklin Graham has one of the most influential voices to the evangelicals in NC\SC than any other and he has already endorsed Trump.
        Read it here:

        With CBN political, Falwell JR jumping on board, I’m starting to think that ‘ol Teddy is going to branch out further into the weeds of the charismatic and other (fringe) denominations to “continue on good Christian soldier.”

        Just wait for the big endorsements to come in over the summer from the bigger voices in the evangelical circles: The Gospel Coalition and other big name pastors.


      • delmarvajim says:

        Yes, this is all great news. Somewhere between the GOPe’s and the dems, it is starting to look like a battle between the Titanic and the Bismarck
        Donald J. Trump for President 2016
        Hillary Clinton for Leavenworth 2016


      • singtune says:

        We can NOT count on the other Candidate’s leaving, even if it is Huge Embarrassment for them to stay. Remember these other Candidates are totally beholden to the Establishment GOPe & Super PAC’S, & will do as they are told. If “One Candidate” breaks away, & gives Trump their Votes~~it would be a “BIG Rebellion”. I too, would Love to see even a Small Rebellion~~~~but it Looks like the only Strategy that the ESTABLISHMENT has Left, is the “Spliter Strategy” that “Sundace” told us about. Either that, or some kind of “Hail Mary” that they could employ anytime. I put nothing past this Evil Group of Globalist’s~!

        We need to encourage a Massive Flood of votes for TRUMP everywhere~!


        • texasmama6 says:

          I do think we are wise to take all the positive breakthroughs pouring in as encouragement and renewed strength for the fight ahead. There will be a fight–we can’t let overconfidence lead to complacency. Trump has a lot of poisonous snake pits to march through between here and November.


  8. Regina says:

    Trump: Biden would run if Clinton indicted

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that Vice President Joe Biden would run if Hillary Clinton were indicted and put on trial for her handling of her email while secretary of state.

    “If she – for instance, gets indicted – if she has to go on trial, they’re going to have Biden or somebody else come in, we’ll see what happens. I wouldn’t mind that either,” Trump said in an interview with radio host Simon Conway, boasting that he didn’t think Biden would do well. “But he could come in. I’ve heard of numerous people. But I have a feeling if she’s indicted – which a lot of people – say she will be. I say maybe not because they’re going to protect her but a lot of people say she will be.”

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  9. Del Parker says:

    guess that 50% of Cruz supporters that aren’t voting for him, might include Rush, you think?


  10. Regina says:

    Did Ted and Marco show up for this?

    Refugee bill stalls in Senate after battle over Trump amendment

    Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked legislation from the House that would crack down on the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States.

    The 55-43 vote came after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought approval of a handful of amendments, including one on Donald Trump’s push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.

    Republicans ripped the attempt to link the bill to the GOP presidential candidate. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) called the effort “ridiculous” and said Democrats were trivializing the refugee issue “by bringing the circus to town on the floor of the Senate.”

    “I hate to see the Democratic leader try to trivialize this very important national security debate and discussion by injecting presidential election politics right in the middle of this,” Cornyn said.

    Democrats fired back, suggesting GOP leaders rejected Reid’s deal because they were afraid of taking on their party’s presidential front-runner.


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  11. zadatn says:

    I wondered when this was going to hit the news about Heidi’s depression. I’m sure Ted Cruz has driven her nuts. (By the way, Heidi said recently her fav show on TV was “The Apprentice”. Strange, huh?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Nottakingthisanymore says:

    38% – 48% up up and away. Give him a week and over 50%.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Dixie says:

    Thanks for redeeming yourselves, North Carolina !

    Liked by 1 person

    • PatriotKate says:

      Thanks to my fellow Tar Heels. NC has been strongly for Trump since Day 1. Redeeming? Oh, you may mean when Obama squeaked by in ’08, but he was defeated her in ’12. I think that was mostly voter fraud.

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      • Dixie says:

        Maybe in your neck of the woods, he’s been leading from day one…..I personally have been with him from day one, but not everybody around here has been. And we still have territory to cover. I’ve been in touch with Trump’s state campaign director as the ground game here (specifically here) has been slow to get started. We can’t afford to get too comfortable and assume anything.

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        • PatriotKate says:

          I was referring to the polls. Trump has lead every NC poll. Sure, lots of people we need to work on. I live in a solidly blue county. However, virtually everyone I talk with, with the exception of a few, are all Trump supporters – even some Democrats.

          I, like you, have been surprised the ground game is a little slow getting started here.I signed up before Christmas and have not officially heard from anyone, although I do know of the person who is leading our County efforts. Found out we won’t have signs until March and the primary is the middle of March.

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          • Dixie says:

            I’m doing what I can alone and not waiting for them. Just got an email about changing registration to “unaffiliated” or “republican”. Sounds to me like they are a little behind on the news as most of us with access to CTH are changing to republican in order to not be denied a vote because of possible last minute shenanigans by the North Carolina Republican Party. I was registered “unaffiliated” but changed to republican when urged to do so by others here at CTH.

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          • Dixie says:

            Kate, have not seen one single hat, tee shirt or bumper sticker in this area at all. And I live in a resort area on the coast where lots of people from Raleigh are here on weekends. The absolute only sign I’ve seen was on the back of a pickup and it said “ANYBODY BUT HILLARY”.

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              • Dixie says:

                Thanks dizzymissl ! You’ve been a wealth of information. I don’t do Facebook – not even for Donald Trump 🙂 But I’ll make up for it in other ways. I did go there and check it out and saw he is using Sundance’s “Cold Anger” picture !


            • Ziiggii says:

              Buck up Dixie! They’re getting the game plan up. Expect to see much more organization come the next few weeks. And yeah I thought the same thing when I got the email about changing to Repub or Unaffiliated from Earl Phillip. I might spend some time getting our research pulled together here in the Treehouse to get it to Bill on his FB page and to Earl (or whom ever is actually building the NC grassroots plan) so that it does not become a waisted effort. The NCGOPe at large is only listening to the instructions from on high by Rove. They do not want and will not stand to have Trump win our state.


              • Dixie says:

                I emailed Mr. Phillip and recommended he read the Trump threads at CTH and gave him the link….but that would be quite an undertaking and he may not have the time….better if you give him a summary. But thanks for the heads up!

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                • Ziiggii says:

                  Yeah was thinking that as well; it would be better to take some of the research we’ve found (including Lady Liberty and Daily Haymakers stuff) and condense it down to a few pages with lots of footnotes that they could look into further. Raleigh GOPe are not going to just lay over and not do whatever they can to save their masters in DC. There are still all kinds of tom foolery going on in the Executive Committee mtgs for the NCGOPe. Not to mention that little leak from InfoWars about NC Delegates already have their marching orders.


          • dizzymissl says:

            If you are on FB, you can sign up here:



    • sam says:

      NC have bill mitchell on twitter shoring up Trump support! He’s a great asset in NC

      Liked by 1 person

  14. NYGuy54 says:

    Hahahaha Bob Dole says of Rafael,, “nobody likes him.” and “If he’s the nominee, we’re going to have wholesale losses in Congress and state offices and governors and legislatures” Now Dole is GOPe but it backs up Trump’s stump speech. I actually think Dole is warming up to Trump

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  15. Del Parker says:

    Friend just pointed out 27% did not know TC was born in Canada, in the NC Poll. About a week ago, saw the number 37% in IA did not know TC was born in Canada. NC is not IA, but the numbers must be somewhat transferable. Trump’s last week of “Trump Education” has increased the number of folks that are wondering about electing a Canuck to be President, some 10% of likely voters.

    Pretty soon Mr. Trump will have to find something else to teach, based on the diminishing returns.

    Trump’s class just might be ready to take the big test come Feb 1, in IA.

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  16. NJF says:

    Lol 65% approval rating?? LOLOLOLOLOL the misrepresentations & lies are being exposed on a daily basis.

    Watch what the RNC comes up with next in their little roadmap for the next election cycle.

    RNC: “we want to pick, we want to pick, we want to pick damn it”

    Rule change: no more primaries, the RNC “leadership” will here on out pick the republican presidential candidate!

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  17. Summer says:

    Where are new Iowa polls? I have seen a “prediction model” that gives Cruz 51% chance to win Iowa, and Trump — 29%. Lol.


  18. lurker99 says:

    Bill Clinton in NH, drawing a small crowd — he did not look good, (mark on forehead, hair too long?)

    Link from Drudge –

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  19. kinthenorthwest says:

    TRUMP is a coming

    Liked by 3 people

  20. kinthenorthwest says:

    The picture is worth a thousand words but I can’t do it.

    Electoral Map Situation, January 2016. TRUMP 244 | Hillary 213 |Swing States 81


  21. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    Trump continues to give the right message which no one understands but the voters … lol


  22. Ziiggii says:

    This is a Yuge quote IMO from this PPP poll…

    Trump also has the most committed supporters- 65% say they will definitely vote for him compared to 54% for Rubio, 50% for Cruz, 38% for Huckabee, and 33% each for Bush and Carson among the top candidates in the state.

    We’re still 10 weeks away from voting here in NC and 65 percent of The Don’s supporters aren’t even entertaining any other candidates. That right there is huge! And if the NCGOPe keeps up the scheming games up in Raleigh, it might be an all out sweep in the State Capital come the fall general.

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  23. texasmama6 says:

    Read this analysis to keep the smiles going!
    “Donald Trump is poised for the strongest primary performance in modern history”


  24. jameswlee2014 says:

    Big News!! Jeb (John Edsel Bush) has rocketed past the “within the margin of error of zero” bracket and is closing in on “Don’t intend to vote.”

    This race is over and has been for months.


  25. NCPatrick says:

    I was looking for verification of a story Rush told today about NC Senator, Richard Burr’s comment that he would vote for Bernie before Cruz .. I found this story which details a bit just how unpopular with fellow Republicans Ted Cruz is in Washington.

    We’ve known this before, but I wonder why they dislike him so. Anyone have any ideas? Has he stabbed them in the back too often, overstepped his freshman boundaries, disrespected the old lions? Whatever the reason, no progress can be made in any of life’s pursuits without some cooperation. Trump is a master at finding a common denominator in very disparate groups, and is one of his strongest suits.


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