Friday, April 8, 2011

Trump trumps? Trump #2 in WSJ/NBC poll

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: Memeorandum
Via: Wall Street Journal
Via: NBC
Via: The Blaze


LL said...

I think he should run.

As you have pointed out -- maybe his moxy will force the Republican challengers to 'grow a set'.

MommyLisa said...

I don't think the majority of voters care where their candidate stands on the issues anymore, they care more about knowing that they being told the truth for a change. Its one of those times when you may not like what you get, but at least you know what to expect. I, for one, am hoping for the best!

Anonymous said...

I don’t think this title, or article could be any more disingenuous! What a crock! OBVIOUSLY, to anyone who knows anything about the Tea Party knows Ron Paul is EASILY the top choice for president in 2012! LMAO! Ron Paul IS the Tea Party! HAHAHA! I can see right through this establishment facade, and so can any real Tea Partier! What a joke!

bd said...

heard on the radio: "trump is the mohammad ali of republican politics"

the ability and willingness to attack/defend coherently and seemingly forth-rightly in a non-abrasive style sets dt apart; yes, yes to your observations; but, if dt continues to appear to gain traction, who knows...

ref vt: tread more carefully when speaking for a large, diffuse confederation of people who identify along broad principles of smaller gov

Anonymous said...

Not sure what I think of Trump for president but it WOULD be fun to see coverage of The Donald, after winning the election, calling up Obama and saying "President Obama - You're FIRED."

SB Smith

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