THE OUTSIDERS STILL LEAD THE GOP POLLS …
In the most recent CBS News poll, Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to lead the polls in the the GOP presidential race. Try as the liberal and bias MSM might to knock down both Trump and Carson, they continue to be the two front-runners. Trump leads with 27% while Carson is second with 21%. Call them The Outsiders or The Odd Couple, Trump and Carson have tapped into the pulse of what is on the minds of Americans and upsetting them. Namely, anyone who is a politician and has their political power and aspirations ahead of We the People. Business Insiders makes an astute point, a key argument against taking Donald Trump’s candidacy seriously is evaporating before the so-called political pundits very eyes as according to this CBS poll, voters are stating that they are more interested in the race at this point than they were in the last election.
Donald Trump continues to lead the field nationally in the race to become the Republican nominee for president. Twenty-seven percent of Republican primary voters support Trump, giving him a six point lead over his closest competitor, neurosurgeon Ben Carson (21 percent).
The rest of the Republican field is in single digits, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz inching up into third place with nine percent, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with eight percent. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush follow at six percent each. Former Governor Mike Huckabee has also slipped considerably since the summer, from eight percent in August to just two percent today.
When Republican voters are asked who would be their second choice for the nomination, Ben Carson (20 percent) and Marco Rubio (18 percent) are the most mentioned candidates.
Among Trump supporters, Carson is the top second choice, far ahead of any other candidate.
Seven in ten Republican primary voters would support Trump if he became the party’s eventual nominee, though many would have reservations. Twenty-nine percent would support Trump enthusiastically, while 42 percent would support him with reservations, and another eight percent would only support him because he is the party’s nominee. One in five Republican primary voters would not support Trump if he became the nominee.