The Donald vs. The One? … Donald Trump Surging in Polls and in Second Place in NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll


Is this a sign of the times or does it show just how irrelevant early polling data is? Will Donald Trump be telling Barack Obama … YOU’RE FIRED” in 2012?

According to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Donald Trump has surprisingly jumped into second place among Republican primary voters for who will challenge Barack Obama in 2012.

Hat Tip: Party Crashers

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 Barbour with just 1%.

So is the suddenly fascination with Trump a product of his celebrity and name recognition or is it because of his recent tough talk regarding Obama and his lack of leadership, China or OPEC. Is this a publicity stunt by Donald Trump, or will he present a serious run for the presidency? One cannot say that he is not qualified, after all Obama was previously elected.

One thing is for certain, Trump understands marketing and TV. As stated by Taylor Marsh, the Donald speaks from a unique “outside the beltway” perspective and has tapped into America’s fury when it comes to many hot button topics. Trump is the “UN-OBAMA”.  Trump is not beholden to anyone and rips into Obama and his lack of experience and decision making capability as if he is in his own boardroom tearing apart and “apprentice”.

So how much of the sudden surge for Trump is a sign of the time of an “anybody but Mitt Romney” vote? Probably a lot from GOP primary voters who do not want Republican-light as their candidate. The fact of the matter is … Republicans and Independents alike are waiting for the “perfect storm” candidate that will embrace the conservative agenda and get this country back on track.

Like Trump or not, one thing that he brings to the table is an “I don’t care” approach to calling Obama on the carpet. Trump is unafraid of MSM backlash and will point on Obama’s fault’s and lack of leadership skills. In all reality, Trump would most likely boot Obama from “Celebrity Apprentice” in the first round. All of America is waiting for the phrase in 2012 … Barack Obama, YOU’RE FIRED!!!

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “The Donald vs. The One? … Donald Trump Surging in Polls and in Second Place in NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll”

    1. numbersgirl on April 7th, 2011 1:54 pm

      I’ve never been a fan of “Donald Trump, Celebrity” – but I saw him this morning on the Today Show and I thought his tone was refreshing.

    2. Waterboy on April 7th, 2011 10:08 pm

      He doesn’t understand the second amendment or right to life issues.

      Other than that, he’s not half a$$ bad.

    3. on April 8th, 2011 1:31 am

      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!
      SM: Hardly. Ron Paul has a group of supporters of his own, they are not necessarily Tea Party people.

      Establishment facade? Although I am a Tea Partier, I would never vote for Ron Paul. Just because I might agree with one or two issues, that does not make him the Tea Party candidate.

      Chris Christie or Marco Rubio are Tea party candidates.

    4. Just Bearly on April 8th, 2011 5:46 am

      It was not the first time I heard it yesterday on the radio talk shows, but Rand Paul (being interviewed by Laura Ingraham last night), did not lend much credibility to Donald Trump because he has donated money to Democrats before… in specific, to Harry Reid. Rand also did not like the Dons protectionist views on free trade. Trump just has a recognizable name. Rand Paul also hinted that Ron Paul may make another run. Lord knows we need someone with credibility who can stand up for what I think would be the majority of us who want to see a balanced budget, and an end to all the nonsense spending, and an end to the wars and conflicts which are another money pit. Another Obama campaign lie was that he was going to cut the deficit in half….
      Kind of reminds me of an old Milton Berle joke that goes- I wanted to cut my drinking in half, so I joined A.

    5. jaki on April 9th, 2011 12:47 pm

      Bring in the clowns!..oh- they are already here!

      The inner turmoil is being reflected in your presentation of candidates!
      SM: LOl, did youi take a good look see who ran for the Democrats in 2008? Hmm … and the King clown was Barack Obama. Sorry Libs, when you have folks like Representative Dennis Kucinich, scumbag extroidinare John Edwards, Howard Dean, Al Sharpton … etc. Let us not forget Chris “Countrywide Crook” Dodd. You hardly have room to talk.,_2008

      Only to be outdone by the 2004 Dems who ran for the nomination. Oh yea, great choices.,_2004

      There have been few who have actually said they would run for the GOP nomination. I am sure the winner will be better than Obama. There is no reason for anyone to jump into the race this early. We need an adult in the office in 2012 … Obama can be sent back to the kids table.

    6. Mind of Moran on April 11th, 2011 7:14 pm

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