Wall Street Journal: Among Republican primary voters, Mr. Romney captured the support of 21% in a broad, nine-candidate field. Mr. Trump was tied for second with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with 17%. House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 11%, just ahead of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s 10%. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, considered a strong contender by political handicappers, remains largely unknown, with just 6% support. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota had 5%, former Pennsylvania Sen.Rick Santorum 3%, and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbourwith just 1%.I find these numbers rather surprising. If I had to guess why Trump is doing so well it would have to be because the man has guts. While every potential Republican candidate has avoided the birther issue like the plague, Trump has embraced it and despite being derided by the media he pushes back harder. If there is one thing conservatives are shopping for in a 2012, it is a candidate who has some cojones.
Should Trump seriously run (I still have my doubts), his history on various issues will start to get noticed. Once that happens I don't see Trump being able to poll this high.
In other Trump news, Trump was on the Today Show with Meredith Vieira and CNN with Suzanne Malveaux. Both host grilled Trump on the whole birther thing.
Via: Wall Street Journal
Via: The Blaze