Skip to comments.Poll: Donald Trump Beating Entire GOP Field by 9 Points (PPP Poll)
Posted on 04/15/2011 9:54:31 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
A new PPP poll released on Friday shows Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential primary race by much more than a hair.
In fact, the poll shows the brash real estate tycoon turned reality TV show host posting a large nine-point lead on the nearest competition. It's the latest in a flurry of recent surveys to show the Donald running strong in the GOP field, but it's the first to show him all alone at the front of the pack.
Trump garnered 26% of the vote, followed by Mike Huckabee (17%), Mitt Romney (15%), Newt Gingrich (11%), and Sarah Palin (8%.) Ron Paul earned 5%, while Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty took 4% each.
But despite Trump's sudden sprint to the front of the field, his wide lead isn't necessarily a sign of his strength so much as a sign of the weakness of the overall GOP field at this point.
The PPP poll found a sizable birther base within the party, as 23% of respondents said they'd be "unwilling" to vote for any candidate who says Obama was born in the U.S. Additionally, only 38% said they would be willing to vote for such a candidate, while 39% were unsure.
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PPP = Putrid Political Pukes
PPP tends to over sample Democrats.
A “sizable birther base”! Who knew? LOL!
I look forward to his first debate with Obama.
Produce it, and The Donald will go away.
A vote for Trump is a vote to keep the issues he’s addressing. He’s the only one in the field with balls enough to go straight at Obama.
That’s because he is the only one bringing up the NBC issue with any balls.
ABP Anybody But Palin for the DNCtooges.
Pray for America
“PPP tends to over sample Democrats.”
The PPP poll was conducted April 7-10 among 400 Republican voters nationwide.
People are just realizing that our massive problems are not going to be fixed by a politician.
Huckabee should not even be breaking 1%
I guess its just too much to ask for a serious conservative as candidate.
The only things I found seriously appealing about that guy was that he had a good record as a businessman, Huckabee (and his Jimmy Swaggart amen chorus) hated him and McCain disliked him intensely until he dropped out.
I’m going on the record now, this is a tragedy...
Huckachunk was on Greta last night saying how irresponsible Trump is and that he should stick to the issues if he wants to be taken seriously.
This is getting scary when all the so called Repubikan after-birthers are on the same script regarding Obama’s illegal alien status.
I think we’re done and the coup is complete.
Having said that, I don't know what his ideology really is, apart from self-promotion.
Exactly and he is the only one with balls enough to go after the media. It is long past the time of playing nice. If we are going down then I want to fight with everything I have all the way to the end. Sick of it all.
Trump has absolutely no loyalty to the Stupid Party and plans to run as an Independent when all is said and done.
My own strong belief is that the Obama Regime is encouraging, if not financing, the Donald as the Ross Perot of 2012.
A vote for Trump is a vote for Obama.
I’ve given up on the political class in this country. They’re worthless. Our country’s problems have never been solved by politicians and they never will be. We need someone from outside of politics...period. That’s why I’m supporting Trump.
Trump is a pro at (1) telling people what they want to hear (2) drawing attention to himself (3) appealing to people with relatively short attention spans.
Trump is not a Conservative. If he thinks he can “cut a deal” to get into the White House by acting like a “conservative,” he’ll do it. If he thinks he can “cut a deal” for himself and his own interests to make Conservatives look like idiots and thereby give Barack Obama 4 more years in the White House, he’ll do it. That’s “the Art of the Deal.”
Pay attention people. Consumerism, instant gratification and populism are a dangerous mix and a deadly cocktail to Conservative Principles.
This is a very calculated move that shows a deep understanding of the reality on the ground. Conventional wisdom was blindsided by the rise of Obama, and they're about to be blindsided by the rise of Trump. It may be a great thing, or a terrible thing, but it cannot be ignored. Trump's on the move, and the GOP and Obama are losing the initiative to him very quickly.
I think Trump has a Caesar complex & it ought to be a concern.
I think this is merely a testament to how bad the current crop of GOP candidates are...
The 2011 budget cut compromise has helped Trump.
Voters don’t trust conventional politicians to keep their word. The budget deal drove the point home—Washington politicians don’t really want to change anything, and will lie directly to your face.
Trump is getting a lot of support simply because he isn’t a professional politician.
It really looks like an outsider (Trump, Cain, or Palin) could capture the GOP nomination. The question is will the GOP old guard/insiders lie, cheat, and steal to prevent them from getting the nominatiion. I give it at least a 50/50 chance, which (imho) accounts for Trumps 3rd party rumblings. He’s putting the GOP on notice that he won’t allow himself to be cheated out of the nomination.
He can assure an Obama second term if he's the Nominee for the Republicans.....
However, the huge majority of Americans who like someone who brings the hard un-answered questions forward (like the Qualifications/Hidden Records) shows that Americans REALLY are concerned with the debt, Usurpation, the Regulatory Mess, over-taxation, and the Progressive Agenda, in general (in spite of the State Run Media propoganda crap pushed by the Progressives and their minions).
Anyone here feel good about Trump replacing any of the conservative supreme court justices?
Didn't think so.
Why should anybody have any loyalty to the GOP? Why?
Looks like the reality tv crowd might be moving from Mrs. Palin to Mr. Orange. She’s fading fast. And Trump is gaining more chumps all the time. Oh well. At least it’s entertaining. I’m tuned in to hear His Hairness on Limbaugh. Takes a big mouth to filibuster Rush, but Trump’s done it before, he can do it again.
The American political atmosphere is just too far gone.
You are absolutely right. Call it the straw that broke my back!
kinda like McCain eh?
DONALD (many don’t think he’s running!) TRUMP.........leading poll by 9 POINTS!
LOL Will he run NOW?
I'll trust him with that more so than I'd trust Huckleberry or Romney.
I am definitely unwilling to vote for anyone who says they know for sure that Obama was born in the USA. They would make a poor President if they just took world leaders at their word with no verification.
Yes I myself would like to see a debate without worrying, about our side azz kissing or flubbing like in McInsanes case.
“A vote for Trump is a vote to keep the issues hes addressing. Hes the only one in the field with balls enough to go straight at Obama.”
Trump on Rush’s show in a few minutes
I’m with you. The Ruling Class sucks. My eternal wonder is that the book from which i learned about the Ruling Class vs. Us is by mark levin, and he is perfectly ok with a usurper in our white house.
It’ll be a YOOOOOOGE mistake to nominate Trump. Let him be a sideshow but no way should he be the nominee. I think a lot of folks just want to watch him spend a lot of money making a fool of himself.
I wouldn’t vote for (c)Trump under any cicumstances.
But he isn’t a democrat plant, he’s a liberal socialist.
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