HMM, Look who is surging … TRUMPENTUM!
According to the most recent Public Policy Polling, Donald Trump is surging in the polls in North Carolina and leading the GOP pack. As per PPP, The Donald leads with 16% with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker at 12%, the Huck at 11% and 9% for Ben Caron and Marc Rubio. Love him are hate him, Trump knows PR. Also, when you get away from the PC crowd, Trump’s comment and message resonates with many Americans. They have just been told for so long that it is wrong to have that belief. One other thing, many Republicans and Independents are sick and tired of the GOP elite.
PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump’s momentum just keeps on building. He’s the top choice of Republican primary voters in the state, getting 16% to 12% for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 11% for Mike Huckabee, 9% for Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, 7% for Rand Paul, 6% for Ted Cruz, 5% for Chris Christie, 4% for Carly Fiorina, 2% for Rick Perry, 1% each for Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum, and less than 1% each for John Kasich and George Pataki.
Trump’s favorability rating in North Carolina is 55/32, much higher than we were finding in national polls prior to his entry into the race. Trump’s really caught fire with voters on the far right- 66% of ‘very conservative’ voters see him favorably to only 24% with a negative view of him. Trump is polling particularly well with younger voters (29%) and men (20%).
Jeb Bush had been leading our previous few polls in North Carolina. But he continues to struggle with conservatives. Among ‘very conservative’ Republicans, only 37% see him favorably to 44% who have a negative opinion of him and only 7% of those voters support him for the nomination, putting him in 7th place in the GOP field. Bush’s overall 43/35 favorability is the second worst of any of the 10 candidates we measured that for, besting only Chris Christie’s 27/41 standing.