Donald Trump is now tied with Mike Huckabee for first place when Republicans are asked who they support for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, according to a new national poll. But while a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that the real estate mogul and reality TV star has nearly doubled his support since mid-March, it doesn’t mean he has smooth sailing ahead. – CNN Poll: Trump tied for first in GOP horserace
Not surprised in the least. After hearing Trump with Rush Limbaugh talking about China it was clear the man knew what he was talking about on trade, but he also sounded like a man with passion for what’s going on and that he believes he can fix it.
Mr. Trump is the un-Obama. He’s got the arrogance and the swagger, but he doesn’t come with the never ending patter that never lands on a line.
He’s not worried about your approval.
He’s simply stating he can change the situation and he doesn’t have anything to lose by being on the scene, because he can’t declare until after the “Apprentice” winds down this season.
He’s also of the Republican Party without being from it. That he can run as an Independent is another plus.
He’s a conservative who doesn’t come off as preachy about his pro-life views.
Trump jumped from 10 percent in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted last month, with Romney dropping from 18 percent to 11 percent.
“Are Republicans switching from Romney to Trump? Some are, but it’s a lot more complicated than that, as you would expect with 11 potential hats in the ring,” adds Holland. “Only one in five Trump supporters say that Romney would be their second choice. It looks like Trump pulls as much support from Gingrich and Palin as from Romney, and Romney’s support would go down even if Trump were not in the list of potential candidates.”
He’s a lot of other things, which I’ve mentioned before, but hey, 2012 isn’t the best year for Republican candidates, so why not Trump? He’s courting the birther crowd, which makes his primary chances interesting and the possibility of him in a debate hilarious to ponder. I honestly bet the thought of facing Trump in a debate on live TV scares the crap out of the likes of Romney and Pawlenty, who just don’t have the fire power to keep pace with The Donald.
I’m buying tickets to this show.