SOUTH CAROLINA … DO YOU KNOW WHO THE REAL CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN IS? HINT, IT DOESN’T RHYME WITH DUMP.
According the the Weekly Standard, there is a new poll out ahead of the South Carolina primaries in SC and is looking like the following. Could it be possible, is Cruz actually withing striking distance of The Donald? However, the RCP average polling has Trump way out ahead. Will the good people of South Carolina actually wake up and take a good look at the past actions and determine who the real Conservative Republican is and who just talks a good game?
Donald Trump 32%,
Ted Cruz 26%,
Marco Rubio 20%,
Jeb Bush 10%
Rush Limbaugh opined on his radio show:
Now, Bill Kristol says: “I’ve just heard from a political operative whom I’ve known a long time and whose integrity I trust. This person is working with an organization — not one of the campaigns — that was in the field (using a very reputable pollster) Wednesday night in South Carolina.” And that’s what these numbers are. And Bill Kristol says: “Take it with the usual grains of salt, but I do trust these were the actual results of an honest and competent pollster doing his best to get an accurate read on the situation.”
So it’s unidentified. We don’t know who the pollster is. We don’t know anything about the poll. We don’t know numbers. We don’t know breakdowns. We don’t have any cross tabs. We have nothing other than these numbers, and here they go. The Bill Kristol pollster: Trump 32, South Carolina, Ted Cruz 26, Marco Rubio 20, Jeb Bush 10, Ben Carson 7, and John Kasich 2. Now, the order lines up with the Real Clear Politics average.
But let’s do a numbers comparison. In the Bill Kristol “we don’t know who it is” poll, Trump’s at 32, Real Clear Politics 36. Again, this is for South Carolina. In the Bill Kristol “we don’t know who it is” poll, Ted Cruz 26, Real Clear Politics average 20. The Bill Kristol “we don’t know who it is” poll, 20 for Rubio. And in the Real Clear Politics poll Rubio gets 12.7%. And both polls put Jeb Bush at 10. The Bill Kristol “we don’t know who it is” South Carolina poll and the Real Clear Politics average. So the order lines up, the numbers are fairly close, but there is some significant difference.