In face of criticism, Trump surges to his biggest lead over the GOP field


Following his proposal to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the country, Donald Trump has increased his lead in the Republican primary to its largest margin yet, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The results are the latest sign that Trump’s outspoken comments on immigration and terrorism continue to find an audience among rank-and-file Republicans in spite of sharp condemnation from Democrats, GOP leaders, some of Trump’s rivals and a chorus of world leaders.

The survey puts Trump’s support at 38 percent among registered Republicans and GOP-leaning independents, six points higher than in October and November. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who also is running an anti-establishment campaign, has surged into second place with 15 percent, effectively doubling his support since last month.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ben Carson are tied for third, with 12 percent each. Carson, who with Trump was at the top of the field earlier this fall, saw his support cut roughly in half over the past month. No other candidate in the new poll registers in double digits. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush stands at 5 percent among registered Republicans.

2 thoughts on “In face of criticism, Trump surges to his biggest lead over the GOP field

  • December 15, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Senator Ted Cruz? Who’s he?

  • December 15, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Peter Ted Cruz is a creep…a total Jew worshipping Zio Christain from Texas …Nr ” Tea Party ” warmongering pudding faced ex Bush 2 official.
    Born in Canada to a Cuban Refuge old man ,and Irish/Jew mother ….where are the ” birthers ?” His father is a crazy Zio Israel worshipping mail order minister .
    Cruz wife ( yes, the creep has one ) ,is an executive for Goldman Sachs.
    The media hates him,but will promote the palooka to get at Trump.
    With the collapse of the moron Carson ,the religious nuts backing him,are flocking to Cruz in the Bybull Belt state of Iowa.
    That place have us such winners as ,Carter, Bush 1 ” Peee at ” Robertson ,Huckabee ,Clinton ,Kerry.
    Trump has huge leads everywhere else ,and growing ….a sense of inevitability is setting in.
    But the system is most restless .
    Limbaugh has just accused Trump of ,” not being a true conservative “.
    Why? He said Cruz was a ” maniac ” ,and did not know compromise !
    Oh oh.. The Jews running the GOP don’t want that ….but total rule.
    Another tip off,on many levels.

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