Trump Goes Into Super Tuesday With 33-Point Lead

The Hill reports:

Donald Trump increased his lead atop the GOP presidential field in a new national poll, attracting 49 percent support among Republican voters. Trump holds a 33-point lead over his closest competitor, Marco Rubio, in a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning, one day before ballots are cast on Super Tuesday.

Pollsters also found that GOP voters are typically loyal toward their preferred candidate. About 68 percent say they “definitely support” their favorite, contrasted by 32 percent who “might change” their minds. Monday’s results additionally showed that over half of registered Republican voters would back Trump should he clinch their party’s nomination.

  • Frostbite

    Congratulations GOP, you got the monster you created. Hope you two are happy together.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Hear they are proposing other candidates

      • it’s legally way too late for that to happen. the deadline is coming, and no one you might be thinking of has the ground game to enter this late.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Little Marco appeared to go after Don’s Schlong yesterday

    ‘You Know What They Say About Men With Small Hands…’

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/rubio-went-there-on-trump-you-know-what-they-say-about-men-with-small-hands/

  • Brad Lathem

    Wow people are stupid

    • MickinDetroit

      a lot of republican primary voters are stupid… “people” in the general have a chance to redeem themselves and make sure the only way trump sees the oval office is when invited to tour it. (not that I have much faith in that…but still…)

  • Michael Rush

    I’m surprised people aren’t refusing to buy his products or support his businesses , or that employees aren’t refusing to work for him …. it would be nice to see a complete crash in the coming years .

    • Todd20036

      When you are working hourly, and hanging by your fingertips, it’s kind of hard to stand by your principles when your kids have to eat and your rent has to be paid.

    • TuuxKabin

      It’s hard to imagine employees refusing to work for their employee when people are trying to make ends meet, working more than one job. Refusing to buy his products or support his businesses sure. But a lot of people need their jobs.

      • Michael Rush

        I’ve quit jobs on principle with no options , but I’m really hardheaded ( Aries )

        • TuuxKabin

          Also a leader.

          I quit once on principle as well, luckily landed on my feet at a much better position with a not-for-profit children’s/teen’s service provider.

        • David L. Caster

          Been there, done that, have the T-shirts and coffee cups.

      • Brian Burleson

        Most people need their jobs.

  • Brad Lathem

    I am legitimately frightened at this point. My (trans) girlfriend even more so. We can’t let these clowns win the election.

    • CB

      Getting people to vote is everyone’s responsibility and duty. Turnout will make the difference, as it always has.

      • Brad Lathem

        But what if my guy doesn’t win the primary? Both parties are exactly the same anyway. *baby crying noises*

        • Texndoc

          If you think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are “the same” then stay home, you’ll have four years of “baby crying” to do. Oh, if Trump wins don’t wear any anti-president Trump wear, his goons like to beat people up. 🙂

          • Brad Lathem

            Guys I was joking. :p

          • Texndoc

            Oh, sorry. So hard to tell these days.

          • Todd20036

            Must be too early for some. Given that our choices are going to be Hillary and Hair Hitler, only the most delusional dense idiots will think both parties are the same.

            And yes, there are a few of them even on this forum. You are not one of them

          • Brad Lathem

            Don’t say his name…

          • Todd20036

            You mean Beetlemeyer?

          • Reality.Bites

            It’s sad there are people who couldn’t figure that out when you said *baby crying noises*

            It ain’t your intellect that’s lacking.

          • Nic Peterson

            Sorry, the sun hasn’t come up yet so my snark-o-meter, which is solar powered hasn’t come on line yet.

          • SoCalVet

            that went over my head! sorry. 🙂

          • VodkaAndPolitics

            Oh, in that case I take my down vote back.

          • John Brunk

            “Oh, if Trump wins don’t wear any anti-president Trump wear, his goons like to beat people up”????

            WTF is wrong with YOU PEOPLE??

          • Texndoc

            Looking at your Disqus history you are homophobic, racist, and anti-Semetic. The very picture of the Trump supporter. Well he did say he “loves” his uneducated.

          • Nic Peterson

            Spot on.

        • SoCalVet

          your intellect is lacking.

        • Nic Peterson

          Your ability to see the bigger picture is lacking as well. There needs to be a D next to the name of the person that we collectively elect. Doesn’t get any easier than that.

          • John Brunk

            A “D”? No no no. CLINTON will be worse than OBAMA and SANDERS worse that CLINTON and OBAMA together!

          • Nic Peterson

            Texndoc was kind to you. I think you would benefit from anger management training, careful self examination and perhaps some medication.

            Good luck.

            PS. All of your comments will live longer than you will. Remember that.

        • VodkaAndPolitics

          Down Vote.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Republican Sen. Ben Sasse: I won’t vote for Trump

    “I sincerely hope we select one of the other GOP candidates, but if
    Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will need to find
    a third option.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/02/ben-sasse-donald-trump-219949#ixzz41Yx1FtRb

    • Blake Jordan

      I do not think anyone that makes this promise during the primaries will live up to it in the end… it is an empty threat to convince enough primary voters to pick someone else.

      They know splitting the rethuglican vote would guarantee the democratic win.

      • Sam_Handwich

        i dunno. there are plenty of republicans nowadays who would be happy to burn the RNC to the ground. Jesus Cruz will lead the way

    • Rex

      I’m kinda hoping there is a third independent candidate to split the repubs votes and assure a democratic win.

      • Todd20036

        That “independent” candidate will be Trump if the establishment pulls some back room stunt and denies him the nomination.

        More likely, no one will appear if Trump wins the nomination. GOPers who want to run for President do so because they want to win, not because they want to be a spoiler candidate.

      • Sam_Handwich

        what happened to Bloomberg? they need to get off their asses within a month or so to get on all state ballots. and LOTS of signature gathering is required ….plus a candidate would need the recognition and charisma to inspire such a movement.

        • TuuxKabin

          Well Bloomberg has no charisma, so that sorta leaves him out. I doubt he’s going to do much but maybe make another statement. He has so little national recognition other than buying three terms as mayor of NYC.

        • Todd20036

          Doesn’t matter. Bloomberg will have missed Super Tuesday. Even if he jumped in, he’d be an asterisk candidate at best.

          Ben Carson would be beating him.

          • Sam_Handwich

            the primary doesn’t matter to an independent candidate who’s not seeking a convention nomination. ….it’s just about getting your name on the general election ballot in the fall as another option. but that would be nearly impossible to win

          • clay

            He has two weeks, max, to get his name on the ballot.

  • Prion

  • Prion

    ..,

  • Prion

    .,.

    • b/c in america, people don’t understand the difference b/w the words “socialism” and “communism.” it’s rather sad.

      • Ed Burrow

        CD, you are so totally correct on that. These words are not synonymous, but for the masses, they might as well be.

      • Todd20036

        or Marxism for that matter.

      • Beagle

        Like my 30-something niece, a self-described “libertarian” who works for a right-wing lobbying group. When she started to criticize the Earned Income Tax Credit as “socialist,” I asked her how it was socialist. She didn’t have an answer.

        • and i bet she has a college degree, from a good school!

          i don’t mean to be too personal about your family, but i see this all the time (i work in college admissions type stuff). tell her that her soul is worth more than all the money she might ever make working for evil. tell her about famous republicans who have killed themselves, or otherwise had their lives ruined, when they finally realize what they’ve really been up to all their lives.

          30something is still young enough to learn and change.

  • Texndoc

    Latest news is this buffoon on The Today Show stating he didn’t disavow the KKK or David Duke immediately was because his “earpiece wasn’t working”. LOL, his meltdown will be epic.

    • MickinDetroit

      I just listened to that… it was weird. Clearly he knows his base is comprised of retrograde bigots and neo confederates and he doesn’t want to offend them before tuesday.

      • Todd20036

        Or afterwards. Those bigots are pretty much all he has.

        Old school GOPers will vote for Hillary or stay home if he is the nominee.

        He needs all the white trash he can get.

        • MickinDetroit

          I’m really not sure that is true… Hillary elicits a visceral hatred on the part of republicans and “independents” (people who almost always pull the R lever but for some reason claim to be Independent because that one time they voted for a democrat state congressman)… I have doubts she’ll carry michigan even if Trump is the nom… you should hear people around here.

          • TuuxKabin

            It’s the rust belt that has me concerned. No matter how well somebody does in other states, either party, in the rest of the states, the rust belt is hurting and angry and could determine an outcome.

          • MickinDetroit

            well, when the rust belt looks at a clinton and only hears the words NAFTA… it’s a problem. When they hear trump nonsensically claim he’s going to bring all those jobs back in a trade war…they lap it up.

          • Treant

            Pennsylvania, at least, should be quite safely Dem (and is currently, albeit with older polls, fairly strongly Clinton).

            We’re rust belt, but we’re not in that much pain or that pissed off. OH, as always, is a tossup.

          • Todd20036

            They’ve hated her for 20 years, partly because Bill Clinton was a good president, partly because the goobs tried to get all moral on him with an impeachment, and they failed spectacularly, and partly because Hillary did the “Christian thing” and forgave Bill for his indiscretions, while their side had several of Clinton’s accusers actually have to resign for hypocritical behaviors of their own.

            Such people will never vote for a democrat, so forget them.

          • MickinDetroit

            They’ve voted against Dems and their interests for 20 years. Michigan…Wisconsin..,Ohio…. they should be the deepest of blue states but they arent. It’s not because of moralizing bible humpers. Its because one side turns out every time and one side is too busy binge watching house of cards.

          • Ernest Endevor

            I would say The Daily Show, but same idea.

          • Paul

            The difference is that this time, Trump could actually be closer to “their interests” than any past GOP’er.

            Unlike Dumbya, Hockey Mom (you know McCain would have died in office so I treat her as the de facto President), Mittens, etc., who promised the GOP policies of cut taxes but create huge deficits, wage endless war, sign trade deals that send jobs overseas, etc., Trump is promising to stop the wars (not in a Ron Paul-esque fashion but enough to piss the neocons off), cut taxes only for the middle class, and rip up the current trade deals. In a fall debate, if Hillary tries to say “You’ll continue the same old GOP policies of sending jobs overseas,” all Trump has to do is say “NAFTA” and that will be enough.

          • olandp

            Most people who call themselves “Independents” do so to make others think they didn’t vote for Bush.

          • MickinDetroit

            exactly… and claim not to be Republicans because of trump… but they’ll vote for him. They aren’t staying home. I think way too many on the left discount the motivator HRC is for Rs to vote regardless of who the nom is.

          • and i think too many on the left fail to understand that HRC’s campaign is not motivating. not at all. it’s a terrible shame, actually. nevermind her or her policy for a minute. here we have this great chance to elect a person who is fairly left leaning and a woman, but her campaign is run by tone-deaf morons… again. people who have no idea how to motivate new and young voters.

            yall seen the new bernie ad? it’s everything HRC’s ads are not. but the party won’t let him win, b/c reasons. even tho his ads actually reach people, and hers don’t.

            she’s in real trouble, imho. she’ll be the nominee, but she needs to change out her people for those with fresh, attractive ideas. she’s too “loyal” to her people to do that, i’m told. and that will be a tragedy for us all. trump can beat her, b/c he’s not most interested making his campaign staff rich and powerful.

          • TuuxKabin

            That was a concise explanation, IMHO, in your perception of what bothers me about Hillary. I live in NY and voted for WFP candidate rather than her for Senator. I’ll probably vote for Bernie in the primary, then the democrat candidate of course, in November. Oh these goddamned interesting times we live in are certainly a curse.

          • Treant

            Hold on a second. You don’t find her motivating, we get that. However, I do. So far, the majority of primary voters do as well.

            Which is the second point as well, actually. It’s not that some mysterious “they” is sitting on Bernie and he’s being kept down by The Man. It’s that people aren’t voting for him. I actually find Bernie’s ads to be tone deaf and unmotivating, actually, but they’re not shot at me. And again, the people they are shot at aren’t getting off their asses to vote, so they’re not that motivating even for them.

            It’s actually problematic that the problems with Sanders campaign immediately become some huge conspiracy theory. He’s misstepped, badly, with women over the Planned Parenthood endorsement and carries them by a wide margin. He’s failing to make major inroads in the AA community so far as evidenced by SC and all other AA-heavy states that are polling very strongly in Clinton’s favor.

            If he walks out with a huge win in VT (16 delegates) and a modest win in OK tomorrow, but loses TX (200+ delegates) and narrowly loses MA, it’s speaking to huge campaign problems, not some Grand Conspiracy.

        • John Brunk

          Why then are the polls at USC AND UCLA over 24 FOR TRUMP over the Rubio and Cruz clowns? Against HILLARY he has a 16% lead! That’s NOT “white trash” speaking!

      • Cuberly

        Well the RNC isn’t exactly stepping up and disavowing Trump’s bigotry. They’re more than aware of their members as well.

    • Tina CRACKA Vane

      Luckily nobody will ever ask your side to denounce the Black Klanthers, ape Israelites (who stand on corners screeching smashing in people sons and daughters heads and kill the fags ) , BLM, Sharpton(we can’t leave out his homophobic slur of the past eh), Nation of Islam(still waiting for his mother wheel to land ) etc etc

      • maybe you could retype your comment using language adults understand. i know you have a point, but i can’t find it.

        • Todd20036

          Her point is that she is trying to equate her side’s base with our side’s nut cases, even though we isolate ourselves from such people, and don’t rely on them to choose candidates or to make public policy.

          “Cracka” is jealous that we have 2 thinking candidates, and her side has none.

          • TuuxKabin

            Must be the ‘crack’ in cracka.

          • i was actually trying to be polite. i never automatically assume someone is a troll, but i’m also too lazy to hunt down every poster’s disqus history to find out. 😉

          • Todd20036

            I don’t bother either, but her comment, which boils down to, “Oh yeah? Your side is just as bad,” displays so much ignorance and laziness, that I really don’t need to hunt further.

            Sure, our side has wackos. But they are ignored and laughed at. They aren’t put front and center.

            No one that far left is going to want either Bernie or Hillary. They’re going to want someone P would admire. And such a person would actually lose to Trump.

          • olandp

            I think “she” is really Crissy LaBarron of GOProud fame.

        • Paige Turner

          I think that Breibart is missing one of its usual contributors and they have wandered in here.

        • Reality.Bites

          That’s a very generous assumption on your part.

    • Rex

      His earpiece isn’t the only thing not working.

  • Prion

    .,,

    • JCF

      Does this guy have testicles on his chin?

  • SoCalVet

    I find this delightful. It shows the true colors of the GOP, and they will not win. We will have the first Madam President, and the US will progress under her lead.

    • Blake Jordan

      Everything possible needs to be done to get the House majority back!!!

      • Todd20036

        Won’t happen (most likely) in 2016. Gerrymandered districts and all that.

        • which the democrats did nothing about, the only time they recently had a chance via being a majority. never forget that.

    • clay

      We will have the first (official) Madam President (giving Edith Wilson et al. their due).

  • Gene

    “there are a lot of stupid people in the world Gene. Look after the weak and innocent ones. Its your duty as a gentlemen” “And the rest Grandfather?” “Oh, you make money off of THOSE. There are out there idiots who will follow a balloon over a cliff if its shinny and pretty enough”.

    My grandfather understood the world. But, he knew the importance of the first part. Pity Trump does not. his charitable giving is a joke, and thats why I think he is avoiding putting out his taxes

    • Gene

      Sad part is, these millions of idiots think this pied piper is their savior…thats the saddest part of all…and an indictment of our education system, and CITIZENS UNITED. (GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS…YOU CANNOT BUY TRUMP…perhaps the one thing about him that is true, he is so rich he can buy this with his own money, not a loan…thats what trump supporters tell me they like about him most..ick)

    • olandp

      He won’t put out his tax returns because he doesn’t have as much money as he says he does. He has always, ALWAYS, lied about his net worth. Has for decades.

  • Prion

    ,,,

  • Michael Rush

    Oooh he’s doing this again ….

    He said news reports about GOP efforts to derail his candidacy appeared to violate the pledge party bosses made to keep him from running a third-party campaign, and Trump said his “millions of followers” could help him hurt the Republican establishment.

    “I could do something that would make them very unhappy,” Trump said.

    Trump blames ‘very bad earpiece’ for refusal to disavow KKK or David Duke
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/trump-blames-very-bad-earpiece-for-refusal-to-disavow-kkk-or-david-duke/

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      *very bad hairpiece

  • Prion

    ,,.

  • Rex

    The republican party is in chaos. There were too many candidates to start with, and there are still too many. There’s Trump, then all the others – they needed a strong candidate to compete with Trump, and as we know they don’t have one, what a shame. I just hope that we make a convincing showing in November to vote for the democratic candidate.

    • Scott

      The problem is they have no one. Rubio and Cruz were their “great white hopes” but they have failed. Trump is showing us what the Republican base is made of, racist, homo/transphobic, neo-nazi blowhards. He isn’t disavowing the support of the KKK or any other racist group because he knows that is the largest part of the Republican base and they are the ones that are going to get him the nomination.

      The GOP is going down the toilet and there is nothing they can do about it. They have done this to themselves, it is the fault of the religious right and the GOP failure to evict them from their party.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Joe Scarborough in today’ WaPo…..

    “The harsher reality is that the next GOP nominee will be a man who refused to condemn the Ku Klux Klan and one of its most infamous Grand Wizards when telling the ugly truth wouldn’t have cost him a single vote. … So is this how the party of Abraham Lincoln dies?”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/02/29/trumps-feigned-ignorance-about-the-kkk-raises-disturbing-questions/?postshare=4761456722403414&tid=ss_tw

    • Todd20036

      … with thunderous applause!!

    • DaddyRay

      Can’t stand Scarborough but I will say he is right on this topic

    • Mark

      Now why did he have to go tip ’em off like that?!!? I just sent for more popcorn!

    • Rambie

      I certainly hope so Scarborough, your GOP party has needed to die for over a decade now.

  • Mark

    Somebody better round up a fresh shipment of Depends for GOP headquarters….. There’s gonna be a lot of shitty pants come Tuesday nite…..

  • Jeffg166

    Paraphrase Mary McCarthy:

    Every word he says is a lie, including and & the.

  • No Take Backs

    Cruz and Rubio eliminating themselves as potential running mates, I suppose.

    • clay

      Why not, when you know Turmp’s going to pick Ivanka.

  • Paula

    I don’t know about Trump but, it sure makes me giggle to see Cruz approaching Carson numbers.

    • Cuberly

      Isn’t that awesome? And Cruz is the one that frightens me the most.

      • McSwagg

        Keep an eye on the Texas results on Super Tuesday, Cruz is predicted to win the state.

    • McSwagg

      Cruz is leading the polls in Texas and is poised to win a significant number of delegates from that state. That will probably be enough to keep him alive for the time being. The circus will continue for at least a few more weeks.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    RIP in pieces, GOP.

    • Alan43

      NYT had an article on the likely breakup of the GOP in the wake of a Trump primary victory

  • TexasBoy

    Knowing Rethuglicans, it is probably because of his KKK endorsement.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I agree with others here, the ascension, and probable nomination, of Donald Trump will definitely fracture the right wing. Whether this will be a good thing or lead to worse things is yet to be determined.

  • bob

    The republicans are the worst hypocrites ! They were so scared of trump going independent that they made everyone , including him, sign the agreement promising to support whoever the nominee was. Now that trump is in the lead , they’re scrambling for ways to get rid of him , with many refusing to support him, lol

  • David Kerlick

    It is frightening, but remember only 24% of voters are registered GOP, so his 33% is 8% of voters.

  • JCF

    I keep going back and forth from being terrified that Trump will be nominated, to be terrified that he won’t (that the Rethuglicans will nominate someone more electable!). Today, w/ the shitstorm surrounding his LACK of denunciation of the KKK, it’s the latter…