Trump holds commanding lead
Donald Trump continues to draw in Republican and Independent voters despite the mainstream media’s efforts to destroy his campaign. In the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, among self-identified Republicans and Independents who lean towards the Right, Trump earned 24 percents, ahead of former Gov. Jeb Bush at 13%. Third on the poll is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 8%, Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio at 7%, Sen. Rand Paul at 6%, Gov. John Kasich and Carly Fiorina at 5%, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Gov. Mike Huckabee at 4%. The remaining candidates were at 2% or below or not registering at all. The poll had a margin of error of 4.5%.
Donald Trump scored the highest marks on the economy, immigration, and the handling of ISIS. What is also interesting about this poll is the continuing drop in Trump’s unfavorable rating. It has fallen from an original 70% unfavorable from before his announcement speech in June, all the way down to 20%. former Gov. Jeb Bush now hold a higher unfavorable rating at 22%. The poll was taken from 897 registered voters.
What does this poll represent? The RAW Scoop is this. Trump has struck a chord. With detailed specifics released on his immigration reform plan and with more details soon to emerge ahead of the next debate on September 16th, Donald Trump is looking more and more presidential every day. Whether you agree with his policies or how he articulates his vision for the country, just remember, that these poll numbers show that the majority of the electorate feels the same way he does. If Trump isn’t taken seriously by the other candidates, they will be a memory in the campaign instead of contenders. As the race continues to shape up and with recent interviews and attraction from the press, the Trump train will only continue to move full steam ahead. It is obvious that attacking Donald Trump is a terrible strategy. It doesn’t work. It will never work. The other candidates need to find a different approach to distance themselves from Mr. Trump if they even want to be around come February.