CNN/ORC National Poll – Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Suffer Stunning Drops, Trump and Carson Gain…

A new CNN/ORC national poll (full pdf below) is being highlighted in the media discussion based on the top-line results: Donald Trump 49% ! 

However, that’s not the real headline in the data.  The real lead story should be the damage Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have done to themselves as they continue a scorched-earth campaign.

The first signals of a backlash appeared over the weekend’s polling when it became clear Senator Rubio and Senator Cruz where losing support at an exponential rate the longer they continued to make unfounded accusations.   Donald Trump and Ben Carson are benefactors of the Rubio/Cruz kamikaze mission:

There’s an increased possibility Cruz may lose Texas if enough Trump supporters can turn out in any similar proportion to previous state turnouts.  Ted Cruz entire campaign apparatus has fallen back upon Texas, and his latest rally (today) drew only a few hundred supporters.

It is increasingly improbable to project Ted Cruz as the likely winner of Texas when all other Super-Tuesday polling, and national polling, shows an entirely divergent reality.

cnn orc poll national february 29 2016

Via CNN – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are poised to lead the nation’s two major parties in this fall’s presidential election, with a new nationwide CNN/ORC poll finding each well ahead of their closest competitors just as the race expands to a national stage.

Trump has expanded his lead over the diminished field to capture the support of nearly half of Republican voters, while Clinton tops Sanders by nearly 20 points.

On the Republican side, the new survey finds Trump’s lead is dominant, and his support tops that of his four remaining opponents combined. The businessman tops his nearest competitor by more than 30 points: 49% back Trump, 16% Marco Rubio, 15% Ted Cruz, 10% Ben Carson and 6% John Kasich.

Trump’s supporters are incredibly enthusiastic about the coming election, and largely committed in their support for him. Nearly 8 in 10 say that they are more enthusiastic about voting this year than in previous elections, among Republicans who are not supporting Trump, just 39% say they are more enthusiastic than in years past.

Likewise, 78% of Trump’s backers say they will definitely support him vs. 22% who say they could still change their minds. Among those backing other candidates, 57% say they are committed to their chosen candidate.

The survey asked those Republicans not currently backing Trump whether they would support him if he became the party’s nominee, and just a quarter of Republicans overall say they probably or definitely wouldn’t support him in November. That’s about the same as the share saying they wouldn’t back Rubio or Cruz.  (read more)


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556 Responses to CNN/ORC National Poll – Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz Suffer Stunning Drops, Trump and Carson Gain…

  1. NHVoter says:

    Apparently Rubio has been reprogrammed. Too late.

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  2. NHVoter says:

    Trump is holding a press conference in Florida tomorrow night at 9pm. Could this be why?

    Liked by 8 people

  3. shallbe4 says:

    Is it possible that Trump can run as an Independent — He would win in a landslide

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  4. sandraopines says:

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  5. AK49 says:

    Come on, Texas! End this!!

    Trump ’16!!!

    Liked by 8 people

  6. A 92 year old woman registered to vote for the first time so she could vote for Trump. A very wise woman, she really says it all.

    This video was taken last August before the establishment and Fox News realized Trump could win the whole shebang.

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  7. NHVoter says:

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  9. duchess01 says:

    Voters in Florida begin early voting in crucial primary: Article Last Updated: Monday, February 29, 2016 1:19pm

    Mr. Roboto says: “We’re going to win Florida,” he told CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday. “Florida is not going to vote for a con artist like Donald Trump.”

    “A Quinnipiac University poll released last week shows that Trump rolls into Florida with a 16 percentage-point lead over Rubio.”

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  10. duchess01 says:

    Another website weighs in – is ‘Little Marco’ losing his grip in his home state – looks like he is getting run over by the ‘Trump Train’ –

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    • Mike says:

      I’m sure the firmest grip Marco had on anything was at foam party…
      and you know those changed frequently

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      • Only big hands allowed…if you know what I mean.

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        • shallbe4 says:

          I can’t believe that Rubio was allowed to say these things and the media didn’t jump all over him. I miss Camelot. Maybe the concept of Camelot was far from the truth but it felt so good to see such a beautiful family in The White House. Are we better off today with a foul mouthed Rubio and a lying cheat Cruz destroying our best and brightest? Sadly kids today will never know what hero worship is because the media is always ready to take down anyone who appears heroic.

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  11. Dick Albright says:

    Tally up the Christ-like quotes (inclucing personal) by the candidates…then tally up the un-Christ-like (personal quotes. Doesn’t ot see, that Trump has been more reserved in his quotes and comments about his opponents on a personal (denigration) basis than Cruz or Rubio? And no other previous candidate has come out to support the others like Christie has (regardless of rumors about him). I wonder when Rush is going to drift back towards the Trump platform from his astounding support of Cruz’s “conservatism”. Trump has always challenged the congress…and as a businessman not tried to alienate them by his pror campaign donations…just like Walmar, Microsoft, GM…etc.


  12. Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps and commented:

    I’d love to see both Florida (Rubio) and Texas (Cruz) go to Trump…However, there are many idiot Christians with no discernment out there, I’ve already lost two people I thought were friends when I put out my last article on Cruz. He is such a filthy liar and a devious little twit, that I don’t know how anyone with a brain could vote for him. Proves many in our electorate shouldn’t even vote because they’re so damned stupid.

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