Trump Holds Big Lead In New Fox Poll

Ten days after the first GOP debate, Donald Trump continues to hold a big lead. From a new poll by Fox News:

Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets 25 percent among GOP primary voters. He was at 26 percent before the debate. Trump’s support among women went from 24 percent two weeks ago to 21 percent now. He mostly held steady among men (28 percent). The real-estate mogul maintains his first-place status despite also being judged in the poll as having the worst debate performance and being considered the least likeable Republican candidate. The August 6 Republican presidential debate was hosted by Fox News Channel in Cleveland. Several of the exchanges at the debate remained in the news for days after. Next in the GOP race is Carson, who garners 12 percent. That’s up five percentage points since the debate and puts him in double-digits for the first time since mid-June. Cruz captures 10 percent, up four points. Bush has dropped to nine percent. That’s down six points — and puts him in single digits for the first time since April. That’s likely a result of his debate performance, which was judged subpar by those who watched. Bush does well on other measures — he’s seen as both likeable and qualified.

The same Fox poll shows Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders slipping by ten points compared to a Fox poll conducted two weeks ago.

  • agcons

    I’m certainly no fan of Tronald Dump, but I’m very glad for all of my American friends (and the rest of us around the world) that Walker’s support is slipping.

    • octobercountry

      That’s just what I was going to say. Of the very few serious GOP candidates who have a real chance of winning the nomination, I think Walker is the most dangerous and poisonous, in regards to the damage he would do to this country as president.

      • Cuberly

        Considering Jeby and his campaign have been completely and insanely inept, I agree, Walker is the one to watch out for. Though Walker is almost just as gaffe prone as Jeby.

      • Doug105

        ..

        • Captain Jack

          This poll made me lol, you just don’t know who to believe anymore…

          • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

            Bad boy. That made laugh out loud uncontrollably and I’m in a public space.

          • Captain Jack

            🙂

          • AtticusP

            Head Lice/Sarah Palin 2016!

            Because birds of a feather…

          • Paula

            A little moose fat rubbed into the scalp takes care of them pesky lice, you betcha.

        • Cuberly

          HA! Joe Concha (aka: Roger Ailes butt-boy) over on Mediaite is practically tossing in the towel for Walker.

          “His seemingly-perpetual hound dog expression doesn’t result in almost any decent photos of him in terms of displaying intellect or gravitas. Call it shallow or superficial, but like it or not, this stuff matters early on…particularly when being introduced to many voters for the first time.”

          http://www.mediaite.com/tv/lacking-oxygen-and-charisma-scott-walker-quickly-goes-from-frontrunner-to-afterthought/

          The only real Koch-suckling that appears to be holding a degree of place is probably Rubio. Cruz is sort of all over the map lately. And nationally he’s not doing well at all.

      • Republicans always nominate the candidate who looks the most Presidential. Walker simply does not look the part — he looks goofy and insincere. He is also unpopular in Wisconsin right now — a governor needs to be popular in a home state to pull off a nomination. Jeb, Rubio (as long as he stays away from glasses of water), Carly, Kasich, look and sound much more the part. Cruz has pissed off way too many establishment Republicans people to get the nomination. BTW do not underestimate Jeb — we in Florida still marvel at how he managed to make sure his brother became President in 2000 — and completely get away with it.

        • clay

          If Trump squeezes (near-neighbor) hometown boy Walker out of Iowa, and anyone but Walker (I’m looking at you, Jib) takes New Hampshire six months from now, THEN Walker will be out.

          One change Walker (and most to their potential nominees) could easily make is getting a grown-up haircut. Carson, Fiorina, Kasich, you’re okay.

        • The first four states are Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. Their delegates are awarded proportionally. After that, it goes to winner-takes-all for the GOP (at least in some states, not sure if 100% the rest).

          I suspect that after Nevada, only the ones who finished first in at least one of them, or a strong second in at least two, will still be in UNLESS there’s a winner-takes-all primary around the corner that they think they can win. Or if they have an ideological billionaire or two who really wants them to ride it out.

          There are enough defense contractors who really want Jeb! to win. I suspect he’ll stick it out even if he’s severely faltering. Trump will stay in as long unless he gets bored. The rest will depend on whether or not their billionaires spook, which will depend on winning delegates.

      • Jim

        …and he’s a weasel.

    • KnownDonorDad

      The problem is, Carson and Cruz’s support is growing. That’s far more ominous in my opinion – never underestimate the Religious Right, even after their single biggest loss in the culture war.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        With Walker getting out of the picture, Cruz is pretty ominous. No way Republicans will vote for Carson. They’ll act like it– but then, you know, the black kicks in and….

      • Which is so BAFFLING to me. Carson was inaudible at the debate. Cruz shut down the government reading “Green Eggs and Ham,” and got nothing for it except for some Obama nominations slipping through the the GOP hoped to block. But yes, the religious right will coalesce behind someone eventually, and it probably won’t be one of the GOP establishment’s candidates.

        • clay

          Carson looked good in the debate; his hair was very presidential, and he’s one that the anti-politician crowd can latch onto without the NYC baggage.

    • matt n

      i agree. walker is the scariest candidate because he has been successful at dismantling the social safety net in wisconsin. if he becomes president, he will dismantle social security, medicare/medicaid, HUD, etc. he’d destroy the net that FDR and his successors put in place and make regular people far to vulnerable to so many unforseen instances in life. walker is a horrible, dangerous person.

    • David Kerlick
  • “likable and well qualified” according to whom?

    i hate our media. everyone knows that the average reader generally only retains the bits of the first and last parts of a paragraph, when casually reading. !Jib! is not likable, he’s an asshole. he smiles nice on camera and says really fucked up things when off camera. he is completely insensitive. more importantly, actual republican voters don’t like him. the media can try all it wants to keep him a “viable” candidate and i’m sure they will. but the truth is nobody really “likes” !Jib! except for the people who know just how “qualified” he is to do things as president. and are paying to keep him in the race because of that.

    • clay

      The more detailed polls conducted by the universities are suggesting the Jib is inoffensive– they don’t like him, but they don’t dislike him, either. Whereas Trump has unfavorables even higher than his favorables. With the winner-takes-all primaries (that are still six months away), the GOP might end up with a plurality choosing their least favorable candidate as their nominee. [edit: the GOP requires early primaries be proportional.]

  • Blake Jordan

    Trump and… Carson – WTF!!!???

    • HoneyBoySmith

      Republican primary voters. Crazy sells.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        And you get a discount when you buy double the cray cray!

      • clay

        Yep. This time four years ago it was Bachmann and Perry.

    • Gerry Fisher

      SE-riously!

    • PLAINTOM

      They have never held elected office which is a perfect fit for home schooled voters.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      I think it’s a crazy “purity” thing where being utterly inexperienced and not at all part of the DC scene is actually a good thing to them.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    Considering the next president will almost certainly have an outsize influence on the Supreme Court, I pray to FSM that the crazy candidates like Trump and Carson and Cruz will keep the Republicans far, far away from the White House.

  • TommyTune

    It freaks me out to say this, but yesterday when I was watching Trump slam Jeb Bush and his brother George in Iowa for the Iraq war I found myself agreeing with his every word, especially his condemnation of Jeb’s statement that “we need more skin in the game in Iraq.” Then he started lambasting Hillary for Server-gate, at which point I changed the channel.

    • Gerry Fisher

      He’s just mavericky enough to appeal to the average GOP voter, but not so mavericky to be considered a RINO or a traitor to the cause.

    • bkmn

      When you have competition as feeble as Jeb it makes it easy for tRump to say something you can agree with. As for HRC, he really turns up the bluster anytime he talks about her which plays well with the base but not sure if it has any real effect.

      • TommyTune

        Not really. Ever since the Iraq War began in 2003 I’ve never heard even a single Republican rebuke the Republicans’ collective Iraq posture as forcefully as The Donald did yesterday. He sounded like a Democrat.

        • clay

          He was a democrat, until they nominated a black man.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    So… let’s just say this lovely Trump fest continues. Will the GOP actually nominate him? If so, does Hillary pick out the curtains now or wait? OR does he split and form his own party with himself as VP… and does Hillary pick out the curtains now or wait? OR does he run and win as this is ‘Murica and we all learn to deal with Prime Minister Harper (who will hopefully be gone by then)?

  • bkmn

    I need to nab another bag of pickle popcorn when I run to Trader Joes today. Hell, at this rate I should buy 50 bags.

    • Wait! Did you say PICKLE popcorn? Tell me more!!!

      • bkmn

        Get yourself to TJ’s now. Limited time. Delicious popcorn that has real dill oil and the tangy-ness of pickles. Addictive.

        • OMG! At this present point in time, I’m literally thousands of miles from a Trader Joes! I’m in Alaska, and we have no TJ’s.

          • clay

            Do you have dill pickle potato chips?

          • Nope! They do sound interesting tho!

          • bkmn

            Then I would pay someone who is close by a TJ’s to stockpile some for you.

          • Ray Taylor
          • Thanks!!!! With a dusting of powdered vinegar and some fine salt, I can have my very own pickle popcorn!

  • Trump trumps the Clown Coach, great! It’ll make for a likely Democrat next Prez.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I find myself vacillating wildly between giddy schadenfreude (“Trump eats the GOP, film at 11!”), and terror that, technically, he’s politically viable. [shudder]

    • Prixator

      I’m not an American, but I think he is popular right now because 1) it is months until anyone has to vote in a primary – let alone the election, 2) Trump is NOT a politician, and further to that 3) he isn’t even trying to behave like a politician and just behaving as you would expect Donald Trump to behave (boorishly).

      It’s still entertainment at this point.

      • It’s entertainment to many, but most of _us_ who watched did it to remain informed. It’s an ugly show, and frightening.

  • Steven Leahy

    Well the “debate” was not a debate and who “won” is biased depending on who’s judging. Nonetheless, I cannot see Trump, Carson, or Cruz as president and Jeb Bush is a pathetic, personality-lacking joke. However we still have almost 15 months till the actual election so this is still anyone’s game.

    • clay

      I disagree on one point– it’s not still anyone’s game. Santorum is done.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        Did you just say that the santorum has been wiped!?

        I saw in the past week Perry stopped paying his staff.

        • clay

          Yeah, but he also has a large PAC that he’s going to try to pull from.

          • Bad Tom

            Doubt if that will work. Any candidate who can’t pay his staff has serious fundraising issues, which translates directly into serious credibility issues.

            Perry is done.

          • Prixator

            Aww! I thought the glasses would help! Maybe he should have also grown a beard (other than the one he already has)?

          • clay

            The glasses DID help,

            until he opened his mouth.

          • Bad Tom

            😉 Yeah, yeah, a better beard! That’s the ticket!
            Downside: current beard will be so disappointed…

          • clay

            I don’t see how he can do it while avoiding “coordination”.

      • bambinoitaliano

        So is Piyush.

        • clay

          and, probably, Gilmore.

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        No, that’s the beauty of this situation. Since the SCOTUS Citizens United decision, there is no incentive to drop out of the race, because they’re basically gambling with other people’s money. As long as you can get a few wealthy donors to fatten up your SuperPAC, you have nothing to lose. As one anonymous and dismayed Republican source put it in a Politico article, “Before the question when you were polling in the single digits was ‘Why should I run?’ Now the question is ‘Why the hell shouldn’t I run?’ ” That’s why there are 17 candidates in the GOP race and counting.

        And the icing on the cake is they did this to themselves with Citizens United. As they say, “Karma’s only a bitch if you are”, Justices Scalia, Roberts, Alito and Thomas.

        • clay

          Santorum (like Carson) does not have a PAC.

  • Michael Rush

    there goes my theory that the Trump run was just one big premature ejaculation .

    • Ed Burrow

      That reminds me… I gotta give Charlie Melbourne a call.
      (bonus points for knowing the reference…)

  • oikos

    Hope the Donald’s lead isn’t gone with the wind.

    • Edmund Allin

      Beautiful!

    • 2karmanot

      urrrrrp

    • vstill

      At first I couldn’t fathom why he was kissing Maggie Gallagher, then realized that it was Rosie O’Donnell. Oops! Hat tip to the artist, Mark Fredrickson.

    • THIS is the articulate, intelligent, successful and rather attractive woman Trump has been bashing. She has even lost a lot of weight. Louts, lay off the lez!

  • unclemike

    I’d like to think none of these clowns could ever possibly win the White House.

    Then I remember my own state elected Schwarzenegger. Twice.

    Ugh

    • Ed Burrow

      silver lining was that that was the highest elected position he can hold.

    • David Kerlick

      And the US elected Reagan twice and W once.

      • medaka

        Ummm, W also twice, if memory serves

        • Christopher

          Nope. He was only elected the second time.

          • medaka

            Right you are — Jeb! and that rotten rotten SC decision. Mea culpa!

        • AtticusP

          SCOTUS pretty much picked Bush the first time.

          You know, those black-robed, unelected judges that the Right keeps bitching about (when the verdict doesn’t go their way…)

      • Gustav2

        the electorate looks different now, if they come out to vote or are not prevented from voting.

        • clay

          The Kansas Secretary of State is hoping to purge ANOTHER 30,000 before the next election.

  • Sam_Handwich

    After the Bush Catastrophe and two electoral asskickings from a black guy, the GOP is in shambles.

    Like the Germans after WW1, republicans are humiliated and angry. Fuhrer Trump to the rescue!

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Over at DKos on a thread it was mentioned that the Republican campaigns are all about hating the right people. And largely, all the candidates hate the same people.

      Trump has trumped his fellow krazy klown kar aspirants by being waaaaayyy more clear just who exactly he hates.

      • TommyTune

        And he doesn’t even bother speaking in code like the rest of them, hence his appeal among the rabid base.

        • GreatLakeSailor

          I am still waiting for a political cartoon showing Teh Donald speeding along, driving the Krazy Klown Kar with all the other Kandidates toward a cliff, two foot long wisps of orange hair flailing in the wind, and Teh Donald discarding out the window with disdain a metal dog whistle engraved with something like Frank Luntz Created/RNC Approved.

          • TommyTune

            That’s a great idea!

          • GreatLakeSailor

            Thanks. I can imagine/design/fabricate anything, ANYTHING! in 3 dimensions, but I can not draw* a picture to save my life.

            *unless it’s 2d plans to the 3d WhatNot I’m imagining. Go figure. Play with a LOT of 3d build-something type toys as a kid – Lego, Tinker Toy, Lincoln Logs, Erector Set…

          • David L. Caster

            We should talk sometime.

          • GreatLakeSailor

            interest piqued….

          • David L. Caster

            I have an interesting series of projects under development in SolidWorks. What modelling system do you use and can you point me to some of your work?

          • GreatLakeSailor

            I did Engineering, then R&D, then R&D Management, then Engineering Management (the whole damn department).

            These days a just tinker – paper, pencil, brain, hand tools. And some political organizing.

            My guess: I’m not your guy – I’m just not up on the latest CAD. Good luck.

          • David L. Caster

            NP. Most of what I do from the “physical thing” domain of engineering is part of what most people would call a “hobby” business. Anything that calls itself a business can ever really be “just a hobby”, but that gives you an idea. I wish you all the best. I’m glad that you keep yourself busy and happy with the skills you have. Nothing wrong with keeping your mind sharp and engaged. My best to you and yours.

    • billbear1961

      Excellent article in the Daily Kos about Krugman in the Times pointing out how Obama has “failed to fail,” and how the GOP has NO solutions for the country and that most of their complaints are pure fabrication.

      https://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/10/1410515/-Krugman-G-O-P-Candidates-and-Obama-s-Failure-to-Fail?detail=emailclassic

      Makes nice reading, Mr. Handwich!

    • billbear1961

      For the Germans right after WWI, I have some sympathy.

      For the effing goddamned GOP–bigots, liars, sadists and sellouts–NONE!!

  • j.martindale
    • Todd20036

      My blood pressure rose just from looking at her.

      • LonelyLiberal

        Her blood pressure rises just from the polyester compression on her camel toe.

    • CA2015

      I think that I’ll print out that picture and tape it to the pint of ice cream in my freezer.

  • BeaverTales

    Yeah, mmkay. I care too much about my sanity and precious remaining brain cells. I’m officially deciding not to give a rat’s ass about any Fox News polls a full year before the primaries or 16 months before the actual election. I’m already worn out by this shit. The clown car and Crazy Parade has ceased to be entertaining anyway.

    • Todd20036

      The poll at this stage won’t accurately who will be the nominee, but it’s pretty good at saying who won’t be.

  • disQusTed

    The top three (representing 47%) are unelectable. This is good news. Bush and Walker falling is also sweet music to my ears.

  • Duh-David

    Here’s another article on why it’s way too early to think that Donald Trump’s current lead means he’ll be the Republican nominee. About the only indicator that he might be the nominee is that no one else looks especially likely.

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/candidates-in-donald-trumps-position-have-a-terrible-track-record/

    I still think he’s as likely to become POTUS as I am of becoming the next Miss Teen USA.

    • Gustav2

      But…but…but, I bet you would do well with the question part of the contest.

      • Duh-David

        Although the swimsuit portion concerns me I think I’ve proven that I can string a handful of words together, and I personally believe that some US-Americans cannot do so, because some … uh .. people out there are … and some such… yes… thank you.

        • Oh, I don’t know, the right swim suit and color can make all the difference! I bet you could strut your stuff with the rest of em. The trick is, you just gotta own your body and enjoy it as is. That’s what makes a person sexy.

    • billbear1961

      Fox polls may show you stand a good chance!

      • Duh-David

        It’s possible that this will be the last election before most of Fox News’ audience dies. Not a joke!

    • Prixator

      OOPS!

  • MBear

    TRUMP/SCALPFERRET 2016!!!

    • clay

      I’d sooner vote for the scalpferret.

  • Gustav2

    Walker, Jebya, Rubio and Kasich are all ALEC/Koch Bros candidates, it doesn’t matter which one gets the nomination, they are interchangable. (Except the Koch’s are pissed at Kasich) Cruz is crazy smart and crazy. Huckabee, Christie and Paul are over. Fiorina at best is VP

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    I have been having so much fun trolling Politico and even Breitbart as a pro-Trump booster.
    Affords a chance to dump on Fox and the GOP and still get like votes from the RWNJs.
    His base is fired up though, I have to admit.

    • billbear1961

      You little devil!

      🙂

  • billbear1961

    How will it end?

    Will the BEAST be stopped?

    Will true champions of the General Welfare be found?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o6rFsEGm6o

    • billbear1961

      I don’t like to see that psychotic MONSTER right behind two men who are unlikely to be the nominee.

      • Which is a Psychotic Monster? To me they are all crazed drunk off tea and religion. Well, maybe not that Kasich fella, I know next to zero about him.

        • billbear1961

          They’re all bad, indeed, Biki, but Cruz and Huckabee are mad MONSTERS.

          I think–but am not sure–that Kasich is one of the few GOP governors who has not fought the ACA in his state because he feels it’s his Christian duty to ensure the working poor in Ohio can afford healthcare insurance.

          Also, while he doesn’t like it, he accepts that Obergefell is the law of the land and has no intention of fighting it.

          But the Ohio economy has suffered under his incompetent pandering to the corporate fascists, AND, Biki, he got a law passed through his legislature, and ruled constitutional by the corrupt Ohio Supreme Court, that prevents anyone from investigating what a state department has been up to “investing” taxpayer funds in Ohio businesses with mighty poor results (it’s just a blatant giveaway to the corporate gangsters).

          • Oh, I was being silly and trusting again, hoping that Kasich was better than the rest, but sigh it seems not. But then, is there a truly clean politician? I think not. I suppose our jobs as voters it to vote for the lesser of evil and the cleaner (that we know of) candidate.

          • Ahh…even I’m learning things here 🙂

            And yes, I do have to give him props for the Medicaid expansion. I dropped off my ‘rents’ insurance last year, and woulda been in a world of hurt otherwise. Seizure docs aren’t cheap, even only going once a year to get a script.

            Funny thing is, everyone I knew of in this state bitched because Strickland was supposedly the one “running us into the ground.”

    • LonelyLiberal

      Yeah, hi. My vision is terrible, so don’t count on me to shoot the big dragon. However, if either–or both–you require some no-guilt relaxation after the battle, look me up. I’m in the big stone tower over there.

      • billbear1961

        😀

        EDIT: I’m sorry to hear about your poor vision, dear LL!

  • Bj Lincoln

    Good! Let him win the nomination. There is NO WAY he will be President and will make who ever wins the Dems nomination look real good.

  • matt n

    hillary v. the donald would be amusing. i think her vagina would crush his little dick.

    • LonelyLiberal

      Hillary’s vag could reduce The Donald to a powder.

      Strangely, I mean nothing at all in the way of misogyny in that comment. With a finger, she could reduce his molecules to their constituent atoms. Trump’s just not a very strong candidate.

      • matt n

        of course, it’s really unlikely that they’d face each other. but that would be real entertainment. the one liners she’d sling at him would go down in history.

  • i remember Sean Penn’s comment about being proud that America elected “an elegant man” as President.

    the GOP doesn’t like elegance. it likes crass boorish foul-mouthed petulant scum. it appeals to its base that way. “hey look! we’re mouth-breathers just like you!”

    i don’t know whether to laugh or be frightened.

  • CA2015

    Wither Perry, Santorum and Jindal.

  • Joe in PA

    If you look at this another way, 75% DIDN’T vote for Trump. As the other candidates fall away (Perry, Santorum–where were they on this survey anyway), I wonder how those votes will fall.

    • clay

      Gilmore, Jindal

      • Joe in PA

        who? 🙂

  • I think Trump potentially could be much stronger in the Republican primaries than people give him credit for, especially in states which allow anyone to vote in a primary, and he can get crossover independents. If he wins New Hampshire, and I think he will, all bets are off. If Trump can continue to stay a Rorschach test- and appeal to tea party types, libertarians, and people who cheered wildly when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura became governors of blue states, he could go all the way to Cleveland. I will tell you this — Trump is regretting the fact that he made a jackass out of himself by supporting the Birthers the way he did and trashing President Obama — in a very unfair way. Democrats will never support him now.

    • clay

      In the first four, only SC has an open primary. NH has a modified (GOP and independents) primary and IA and NV are closed.

  • MikeBx2

    We start this stuff way too soon in this country.

    • In the UK, some people regret that elections for Parliament are now on fixed schedules. In the old days, the Prime Minister called the election date — anytime within five years of the last election. and campaigns did not start until Parliament was dissolved. Parties are preparing for the next election on May 7, 2020 now!

    • Hue-Man

      Canadian federal election in 63 days, 11 hours, etc. http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?msg=Countdown+Until+the+Next+Canadian+Federal+Election&month=10&day=19&year=2015&hour=00&min=00&sec=00&p0=1094

      I won’t look at a CANADIAN poll before Labor Day because whoever responds in August is not representative of anything; the American “system” is insanity. And you wonder why elections cost so much?

    • clay

      The RNC tried to start it 3 months later than last time. I don’t think the candidates, or the tv channels, or the donors noticed.

  • teeveedub

    My initial response was that the three craziest people are at the top of the poll. But then I looked at the rest of the candidates, and now I can’t decide who’s craziest.

  • another_steve

    A Song of Praise in honor of this poll.

    —————

    O Immaculately Robed and Ever-Ascending to Mystical Heights Thing, we give thee thanks and praise for making The Donald their favorite.

    We thank you for making The Hillary look like a sane alternative. We praise you for including in this Sunday’s newspaper a manufacturer’s $1-off coupon for mustard, which the man and I are out of and were planning to buy anyway.

    We sing this in the name of openly queer and gorgeous rugby players, without whom our sexual fantasies would be barren.

    Amen.

  • DaveMiller135

    I hope the Donald holds as much of a lead as he can, right up to the actual election. I just can’t see US electing such a buffoon. Of course, I said that once about some actor I had watched on the “Twenty Mule Team Theatre.” So I could be wrong.

    • clay

      The country has changed, thank goodness.

  • TexasBoy

    Reading his just released immigration policy, which legally would NEVER be permitted, one wonders why people find this man the least bit electable. He wants to force Mexico to pay for the wall, and if they refuse, he wants to basically take it from Mexican owned businesses in the US. So, what, he’s planning on shutting down Oroweat if Mexico doesn;t pay for a wall?

    • clay

      International Man of Business, Donald Trump, apparently doesn’t know what “multi-national corporation” means.

  • OMFG! Cruz is way way to close to the top for comfort. If tRump burns out or gets bored and wander offs, that leave Cruz in the top spot. I dont think that Carson has a viable chance at the GOP run for president.

    • clay

      Pawlenty of time left before we get to Iowa, let alone any further.

  • justmeeeee

    Once you take out Trump, who’s there for the fuck-all-politicans factor, they basically fall on a scale from most wacko religious nut to least wacko religious nut.

    • clay

      They also have Carson and Fiorina.

  • I was right to scoff at people who predicted that Trump’s debate performance would hurt him in the polls. Why would it? He said the very kinds of things his fan base likes him for saying. Kasich and a few others seem to have gotten a bit of a bump, but not enough to put them anywhere near the lead.

  • TexasBoy

    Breaking news (or not)…schoolyard bullies prefer Trump.

  • Cuberly

    The glibertarian poser golden-boy coming in last….cough….excuse me a sec….

    http://gif-finder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Jason-Sudeikis-Evil-Laugh.gif

  • Jan Wesselius

    OK so this all means that GOP men like to oppress women and the GOP women take it in stride.

    • Silver Badger

      Perhaps they like being oppressed.

    • clay

      Trump’s position with women, even in this Fox News poll with a 5% moe, shows he’s losing status with female GOP voters.

  • geru

    How the hell did Carson shoot up to 2nd place? I literally can’t tell anymore whether they’re listing the most popular candidates, or the least qualified ones. Just another normal day in Bizarro World, I guess.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      It’s a matter of letting them interact with the water in the toilet and giving it time. Some turds are sinkers and some are floaters. And then there’s santorum.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    Wow. What is surprisingly enjoyable about this is seeing the pundits and “experts” and “news analysts” get proven absolutely, completely 100% wrong time and time again (so far). I’ve gotten so that I despise them all. Instead of reporting news, they try to be the news; instead of analyzing public opinion, they try to form it according to what they think it should be (or what Roger Ailes is telling them it should be).

    Fiorina apparently did not get much of a bump from her supposedly stellar performance at the “kids’ table” debate. Likewise, Kasich only got a 1% bump after most of the pundits were saying he “won” the debate. Ted Cruz is not tanking/vanishing like so many of them said, and Trump continues riding high (higher even) after what seemed like hundreds of them have predicted his campaign’s imminent demise.

  • Reality.Bites

    This is the host of The Amazing Race Canada.

    And here he is with Alex Trebek, greeting the racers in Trebek’s hometown, Sudbury.

    And here is the first team to arrive.

    Just a reminder of what tv hosts can look like instead of looking like Donald Trump. (And in the case of the racers, I don’t expect a reason is needed.)

  • The truth is people are listening to what he says. He’s speaking their language and they vote. At some point we need to stop laughing and start responding.