Donald Trump Wins Poll in Florida, Beats Cruz and Rubio in Favorability With Hispanics
SHOCKER! Donald Trump Wins Poll in Florida, Beats Cruz and Rubio in Favorability With Hispanics
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken the country by storm, and believe it or not, continues to grow in popularity as a candidate with each passing day.
The secret to his success? Brutal honesty.
It’s something there just isn’t a whole lot of these days, so when it shows up, people listen.
However, despite all of the success, Trump’s results from a poll in Florida and a survey of Hispanic voters still might shock the pants off you.
That’s truly amazing, and to be honest, I don’t think anyone — not even Trump — thought he’d be the frontrunner in this race.
Yet that’s exactly what happened, proving the realm of politics is totally unpredictable, which also means there may come a time during the election cycle where Trump says or does something that ticks off voters and he exits the race stage right.
I take comfort in the fact that folks are clearly fed up with the Republican establishment, and are ready for fresh blood to take over the presidency, so hopefully those candidates who tow the party line and are willing to compromise conservative values will sort of fade into the distance and those who desire to actually live out core, foundational principles will get the spotlight.
From Western Journalism:
The website Florida Politics reports on what it calls the “shock poll” that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.’s younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007.
According to the just-released St. Pete Polls survey of more than 1900 likely GOP primary voters in the Sunshine State:
For the first time this year, Donald Trump tops a state poll of GOP presidential candidates in Florida.
A St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday shows the New York businessman with 26 percent support, with Jeb Bush in second place with 20 percent.
And what about Marco Rubio’s standing in the newly released survey of GOP voters? The senator from Florida is also found to be trailing Trump. Rubio places fourth in the new poll with 10 percent of the respondents backing him. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in third with 12 percent.
What many observers and analysts of presidential politics might find equally if not more surprising are the results of a different voter poll — one conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP). In this national survey, Donald Trump has a higher favorability rating than any of his GOP competitors among Latinos who were questioned July 20-21 about their candidate preferences.
According to MRC-TV coverage of this survey of 1,087 registered voters of Hispanic heritage, Trump scored a favorability rating of 34 percent. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who one might think would hold an advantage with Latinos because of their backgrounds, were close behind with 30 percent and 29 percent, respectively. Jeb Bush, whose wife hails from Mexico and who frequently delivers campaign messages in fluent Spanish, won 31 percent of the Latino vote in this PPP poll.