[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Donald Trump is the thorn in the side of establishment Republicans that just won’t go away. The real estate tycoon has been in the news constantly since entering the presidential race for his brash, no holding back, unscripted comments. After his comment that Arizona Senator John McCain was only considered a war hero because he got captured, Trump was rebuked by the Republican party and some of the other 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, including Rick Perry and Marco Rubio, stated that Trump should leave the race. After the latest poll results out of New Hampshire, however, that is not likely to happen any time soon, if at all.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]A new poll by Monmouth University shows that Trump is not only leading all Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire, he is crushing them. With 24-percent support among voters in New Hampshire, Trump is obliterating the establishment and media declared “front-runner” Jeb Bush, who only has 12-percent support.
The rest of the Republican field breaks down as follows.
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 7 percent each
- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 6 percent
- Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, 5 percent apiece
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 4 percent
- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, 3 percent
The other candidates garnered support ratings of less than one percent, in the case of Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham, to two-percent for Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and George Pataki.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]The Monmouth pollsters expressed surprised at Trump’s continued success and rise in the polls. They said, “Trump takes votes from nearly all of his opponents, but appears to hurt Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and Ted Cruz the most.”
Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth poll, added, “This has gone on longer than I expected. I thought after the McCain comments, voters would start looking at other candidates, but he’s survived. I think it’s evidence he’s really tapping in to something.”