It found Republican voters, more than two-to-one, now want a candidate from outside the governor. Trump is tied at 23 percent with retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson for the top spot in Iowa. Carson has 22 percent support among those who have made up their mind.
Mr. Trump had a 59 percent/29 percent favorable/unfavorable split – an improvement from what had been a positive 52 percent/35 percent split a month ago and a marked improvement from a negative 20 percent/55 percent split in June. The conventional wisdom immediately following the first Republican debates seemed to be that Donald Trump would sink as his bombastic style would sink most politicians, but Trump has bucked that trend and continues to rise among Republican voters.
However, only 12 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers say they are completely decided on which candidate they will support in February. Trump does slightly better than Carson among those who claim their mind is made up.
Sixty-seven percent of the Republicans surveyed said that the USA needs a president from outside of the government so that he can bring fresh perspective to the White House, while only 26 percent wanted someone with government experience. So if you believe the poll, people still like Walker, but his support has been cut in half. That number may not sound good, but it’s actually an improvement. According to Google Trends, the real estate tycoon is the most-searched candidate in every state except Vermont. None of the remaining candidates, including established political players such as Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, managed to crack the double digits. Walker’s rating is now 64% favorable and 16% unfavorable, compared to 73% and 9% last month.
In a far-ranging interview that aired on Sunday, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin backed Donald Trump's over his 'immigrants must speak English' comments and said that she would like to serve in his potential administration.
Palin, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 2008, said that she would accept the position of Secretary of Energy, but had plans to destroy the agency. The former governor told CNN 'I'd let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their states. 'If I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job'.
'I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations,' Palin said. Trump previously said that he'd 'love' to have Palin in his administration. 'Because she really is somebody who knows what's happening and she's a special person.' The former Alaska governor also ripped into the president for not taking the time during his 'tourism jaunt' to her state to address the Chinese warships in the Bering Sea or Russia laying claim to land and waterways in the region.
Was the guy at Donald Trump’s New Hampshire town meeting actually a plant? Now, conservatives and liberals alike are wondering if the whole thing was really a setup intended to embarrass Trump. No one has been able to identify the guy, heightening the mystery.
The unidentified man at Trump's New Hampshire rally on Thursday evening said: "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims. We know our current president is one. He's not even an American." Trump then said: "We need this question. This is the first question."
Trump didn't correct the questioner, who went on to attack Muslims. The supporter asked: "We have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That's my question. When can we get rid of them?"
Trump replied: "We are going to be looking at a lot of different things. A lot of people are saying bad things are happening out there. We are going to be looking at that and a lot of different things."
As Donald Trump tells it, he has been told no his entire life. For example, he said Monday, his father gave him a "small loan of a million dollars" that he had to repay with interest at the start of his career. “Oh many times. I’ve been told no by him. My whole life, really has been a no," the Republican presidential candidate said during a town hall event in Atkinson, New Hampshire, on NBC's "Today."
“It has not been easy for me. It has not been easy for me. I started off in Brooklyn. My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars," Trump remarked. "I came into Manhattan, and I had to pay him back, and I had to pay him back with interest. But I came into Manhattan and I started buying properties, and I did great."
NBC's Matt Lauer followed up on Trump's "small loan" remark: "By the way, let's just put this in perspective, you said it hasn't been easy for you, but my dad gave me a million-dollar loan. That probably is going to seem pretty easy to a lot of people."
In a series of sharp exchanges at the third GOP presidential debate, Marco Rubio on Wednesday clashed with one-time mentor Jeb Bush over Rubio’s missed Senate votes, while John Kasich attacked the tax plan of new front-runner Ben Carson as a “fantasy.”
The debate, sponsored by CNBC and focusing on the economy, taxes and business, was very different from the first two — in Cleveland and Simi Valley, Calif., — in that the brash Donald Trump was comparatively muted and did not dominate the stage.
The 10 2016 GOP rivals met at the University of Colorado’s Coors Events Center in Boulder as the primary is entering a new phase. Bush, the former Florida governor once seen as the best hope of the Republican establishment, is struggling and was hardly heard from – except for an attack on his once-time protégé, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl. Bush had the most to lose. And he did.