Personally, I do not see Trump as a viable candidate but I feel that his vocal intervention has been a good thing. He is bringing issues to the fore and demonstrating the fire we would like to see from Republican candidates.
“The Donald went up, and then The Donald melted down.
In what automated Democratic survey shop Public Policy Polling described as “one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of presidential politics,” Donald Trump has plummeted from a field-leading 26 percent in the polls to a mere 8 percent.
He’s now in a fifth-place tie with the man he has often criticized as unelectable, Ron Paul, according to the latest PPP survey out Tuesday. Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney lead the primary pack at 19 percent and 18 percent, respectively, followed by Newt Gingrich at 13 percent and Sarah Palin at 12 percent.
“As Trump got more and more exposure over the last month Republicans didn’t just decide they weren’t interested in having him as their nominee — they also decided they flat don’t like him,” pollster Tom Jensen wrote on the company’s blog.
As the “birther” issue that he championed started fading with the release of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, so did Trump’s poll position. Only 34 percent of GOPers still have a favorable opinion of Trump, compared with 53 percent who view him unfavorably, according to the survey.
The latest poll of 610 Republican primary voters has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.” Read here: Trump’s poll numbers collapse