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Trump Leads the Republicans in New Hampshire

The latest poll by WBUR out of New Hampshire has revealed that Donald Trump is still in the lead for the Republican Party. However, Ben Carson was a close second, and continues to close the gap.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 22%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • Carly Fiorina – 11%
  • Jeb Bush – 9%
  • Ted Cruz – 5%
  • Scott Walker – 1%

Trump is still the Republican darling. He is racist, he is loud, he is rich, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to win. He continuously hits the right tones with Republican voters. His stance on immigration is what Republicans have wanted for years, but were too afraid to say. His stance on foreign policy is basic and relies on stereotypes. Still, he continues to be a popular candidate because he knows how to tug on the heartstrings of Republican voters.

Carson is equally as crazy as Trump, but in a more moderate way. Where Trump argues from generalizations, Carson tends to dive into detail and analyze a situation with his intellect. However, he is still prone to the typical assessments that Republicans make on popular topics. He is pro-life, believes Obama is the devil, wants stricter security measures put into place, is pro-torture for CIA interrogations, and much more. He may be a retired neurosurgeon, but he shares the same scary outlook towards many of the important issues that are affecting everyday Americans.

In terms of the other candidates, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker are all irrelevant candidates. They fail to attract voters to their platforms because they refuse to plunge deep into the classic Republican tropes like Trump and Carson.

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Trump Leads the Republicans in a CNN Poll

The latest results of a CNN and ORC International poll have revealed that Donald Trump still leads the Republican Party. Ben Carson trailed Trump, while Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, and Mike Huckabee were all substantially further behind Carson.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 32%
  • Ben Carson – 19%
  • Jeb Bush – 9%
  • Ted Cruz – 7%
  • Scott Walker – 5%
  • Mike Huckabee – 5%
  • Marco Rubio – 3%

Trump continues his dominance in the polls, despite a shaky couple of weeks that saw him exposed on several important issues like foreign policy. Earlier this week, he challenged African-Americans, downplaying the importance of their Black Lives Matter movement and suggesting that everyone who participated in it was trouble. Trump tends to poll well amongst the extreme Republican demographic in the United States, 71% of his supporters chose him because of his position on specific issues.

Carson has held his position behind Trump for several weeks now. He is a far more attractive candidate then Bush and Walker, and he has a lot more to offer to the country than either of those candidates. If he can cement his platform and win over diehard Republican voters, he may be able to catch up to Trump and challenge him for the Republican nomination.

Both Bush and Walker are lame duck candidates who will struggle to gain in the polls unless either Trump or Carson make a massive mistake in their campaigns. Their platforms are stale, they are career politicians, and in the case of Bush, he comes from a family with a deep-rooted history in American politics.

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Trump Wins Iowa, Carson a Close Second

The latest poll by the Des Moines Register has revealed that Donald Trump is still in the lead of the Republican Party for their presidential nomination, but Ben Carson came in as a close second.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 23%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • Scott Walker – 8%
  • Ted Cruz – 8%
  • Jeb Bush – 6%
  • Marco Rubio – 6%
  • Carly Fiorina – 5%

Trump is still king of the Republicans and this seems unlikely to change. However, Carson is making great strides in the standings and he may be able to challenge Trump for the top spot if his campaign continues to generate momentum.

Walker and Bush have completely fallen off the radar. They will likely redeem themselves as candidates as the presidential nomination looms closer, but at the moment, they are struggling to attract voters and their platforms are lifeless.

The majority of the other big names surrounding the Republican Party have struggled to build a repertoire with voters. Paul, Huckabee, Christie, Perry, and Santorum are unlikely to ever reach the top of the standings and appear to have no chance against Trump, Carson, Walker and Bush.

As the Republican nomination draws closer, the race is clearly between Trump and Carson and the final decision will be based on which candidate is likely to attract the typical Republican voters and woo in untraditional voters from other demographics.

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Walker and Clinton Top Wisconsin Primaries

The latest poll by Marquette Law School has revealed that Scott Walker is leading the Republicans in Wisconsin while Hillary Clinton topped the Democrats.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Scott Walker – 25%
  • Ben Carson – 13%
  • Donald Trump – 9%
  • Ted Cruz – 8%
  • Marco Rubio – 7%
  • Jeb Bush – 6%

Trump wasn’t at the top for the first time in recent polls. Walker polled well in Wisconsin as he is the governor of the state. Carson continues to rise in the rankings and Trump fell to third place in this poll. Still, Trump supporters need not worry as he is still polling well across the country and will more than likely win the Republican nomination.

Which Democrat candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Bernie Sanders – 32%
  • Joe Biden – 12%

The results for the Democrats were pretty typical. Clinton still leads the party, but Sanders continues to close the gap and it won’t be long before he catches up, especially if Clinton fails to gain any momentum heading into the election.

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Trump Leads the North Carolina Presidential Primary

The latest poll by Public Polling Policy has Donald Trump in the lead for the Republicans. Coming in second was Ben Carson, followed by Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz.

Who do you want to represent the Republican Party?

  • Donald Trump – 24%
  • Ben Carson – 14%
  • Jeb Bush – 13%
  • Ted Cruz – 10%
  • Scott Walker – 6%
  • Carly Fiorina – 6%
  • Mike Huckabee – 6%

Once again, Trump is leading the Republicans. He hasn’t dropped to second place in any of the major polls in recent weeks. Carson came in behind Trump, but he was nearly 10 percent behind. Bush continues to flounder following his weak performance at the debate. In a previous poll in North Carolina, Trump was 4 percent ahead of his next opponent. However, the poll before that one had Bush ahead by 7 percent.

While Trump’s lead could change, the majority of Americans are starting to believe in him as a candidate and they respect the fact that he doesn’t pander to any specific audiences. As we’ve said previously, Trump will continue to hold the lead so long as he remains committed to the platforms he has established, no matter how radical they are.

It is unlikely that Bush or Walker will ever catch Trump as they are no longer attractive candidates to the general population. Both candidates are afraid to break from the status quo, something that Trump has been willing to do since he began his campaign.

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Trump Leads CNN’s Republican Party Poll

The latest poll by CNN and ORC International has revealed the current standings for the Republican Party. Donald Trump came in at the top, while Jeb Bush made a resurgence after slumping for a few weeks.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 24%
  • Jeb Bush – 13%
  • Ben Carson – 9%
  • Scott Walker – 8%
  • Marco Rubio – 8%
  • Rand Paul – 6%
  • Ted Cruz – 5%
  • Carly Fiorina – 5%

In this poll, Bush switched places with Walker. For the last few major polls, Bush had sunk to fourth or fifth. He is making a resurgence and has managed to beat out Carson, who climbed the standings after a successful debate. Trump is still king of the Republicans and it remains to be seen whether or not he can hold his lead heading into the official nomination and whether he can capture the interest of Americans and push for president in 2016.

As for the rest of the candidates like Rubio, Paul, Huckabee, Fiorina, and Cruz, they don’t really stand a chance to seize the Republican candidacy unless something controversial happens that uproots any of the current candidates, which seems unlikely considering that Trump has maintained his lead despite his risky comments.

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New Hampshire: Trump Leads Polls Post-Debate

A recent poll by Franklin Pierce University and the Boston Herald has revealed that Donald Trump continues to lead the Republicans despite his recent comments regarding Planned Parenthood and his sexist comments regarding Megyn Kelly and other female reporters.

  • Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
    • Donald Trump – 17%
    • Jeb Bush – 10%
    • Marco Rubio – 10%
    • Scott Walker – 9%
    • Ben Carson – 8%

Trump has been mired in controversy, a common theme in his campaign, after he suggested that Megyn Kelly was on her period and that another female reporter only had her job because she was good looking. On top of that, he also made it clear that he supports Planned Parenthood, just not for abortions. The final point is a dangerous one to make for a Republican candidate and it could cost him votes in an election, even if it was a logical statement.

Walker and Bush have been struggling in the polls since the debate. Their performances were flat and they lost ground to both Trump and Carson. An Iowa poll put Bush in 5th, while a general poll had him tied for 2nd with Rubio.

The only saving grace for the other candidates are Trump’s poor approval ratings. In the Boston Herald poll, he scored a 46 percent unfavorable rating. However, despite Trump’s disastrous comments, he continues to lead the party as the most popular candidate and much of that is due to the fact that he is consistent in his beliefs and doesn’t pander to any specific audiences.

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Trump Leads the Republicans in the New Hampshire Primary and Bloomberg and CBS National Polls

Donald Trump continues to lead the Republicans across three polls released today. In a New Hampshire primary poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire, Trump led his opponents by 12 points. In two national polls by Bloomberg and CBS News, Trump led by 11 points.

WMUR / UNH

  • Donald Trump – 24%
  • Jeb Bush – 12%
  • Scott Walker – 11%

Bloomberg

  • Donald Trump – 21%
  • Jeb Bush – 10%
  • Scott Walker – 8%
  • Mike Huckabee – 7%

CBS News

  • Donald Trump – 24%
  • Jeb Bush – 13%
  • Scott Walker – 10%
  • Mike Huckabee – 8%

Trump is polling well and across the United States. He continues to grow in popularity, as is evident with the results of these three separate and very distinct polls. In all three polls, Bush came in second with 12, 10, and 13 percent, while Walker came in third with 11, 8 and 10 percent. Trump’s momentum has yet to slow down and it is starting to look like he may actually win the Republican’s nomination.

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Latest Poll Puts Trump 14 Points Ahead of His Opponents

The latest poll by Monmouth University has placed Donald Trump 14 points ahead of Jeb Bush. The poll analyzed the current Republican candidates and asked voters who they supported.

  • Donald Trump – 26%
  • Jeb Bush – 12.2%
  • Scott Walker – 11.1%
  • Ted Cruz – 5.8%
  • Mike Huckabee – 5.7%
  • Ben Carson – 4.6%
  • Chris Christie – 4.4%
  • Rand Paul – 4.4%
  • Marco Rubio – 4.4%

Once again, Trump leads the pack. He has consistently maintained his lead in the last few polls that we have covered. Typically, he edges out Bush and Walker by a margin of 4 to 14 percent. He continues to capitalize on his growing momentum and his outrageous comments have yet to significantly hurt his campaign. One question remains, is he a legitimate candidate or is the Republican Party in a state of disarray that exists purely for its comedic value.

In most head-to-head polls, the Democrats Hillary Clinton tends to poll well against her Republican opponents. However, if Trump wins the Republican nomination, his ultra-conservative rhetoric may help him capture the Republican vote and secure votes in states where immigration is a major issue.

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Trump Maintains Lead for Republican Presidential Nomination

The latest poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal has revealed that Donald Trump continues to lead the Republicans.

  • Which Republican candidate would you like to see run for president?
    • Donald Trump – 19%
    • Scott Walker – 15%
    • Jeb Bush – 14%
    • Ben Carson – 10%
    • Ted Cruz – 9%
    • Mike Huckabee – 6%
    • Rand Paul – 6%
    • Marco Rubio – 5%

The results of this poll were pretty standard. Trump continues to lead the pack, while Walker and Bush trail him. It still remains to be seen whether or not Trump is a legitimate candidate. At the very least, he provides an infinite supply of entertainment value to the current American political climate. Second place seems to be consistently dominated by Bush and Walker. Both candidates are polling well and frequently exchange rankings based on the location of voters and the popularity of specific issues.

All three candidates hold similar views towards specific issues, but Trump tends to be the most extreme of the three. His views on immigration have been strongly worded and have alienated many. He recently challenged President Barack Obama, claiming that he has hurt blacks and made their lives worse through his policies.

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