Even Fox News Confirms It
Despite their very public differences Fox News has had to admit that Donald Trump leads the Republican field – and by a significant margin.
Yesterday we reported on a poll from Iowa. Today it’s the latest Fox News poll. This poll was based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,013 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research and Shaw & Company Research from September 20-22, 2015.
The results showed Trump in the lead with 26 percent, Carson in second place with 18 percent and Fiorina and Rubio in joint third place, with 9 percent each.
All four candidates have gained ground. After the August Fox News debate, Trump had 25 percent, while Carson had 12 percent, Fiorina 5 percent and Rubio 4 percent.
Career Politicians Well Behind
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is most definitely in the career politician category, has the support of only seven percent. It is a new low for him, down from 15 percent as recently as early August.
The others are all in the low single figures, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on five percent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich on four percent, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on three percent and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul down to only two percent. All other candidates receive one percent or less.
The fact that Donald Trump remains by far the most popular candidate does not come as any surprise. That has been the finding of almost every poll conducted since he entered the presidential race.
Nor is it surprising that of the top four candidates, who together captured the support of more than half of GOP primary voters, three are non-career politicians.
Voter Dissatisfaction With Washington
It shows once again the complete dissatisfaction and sense of betrayal felt by Republican voters at the way the party establishment has failed so miserably to honor their promises to the electorate.
Other questions asked in the Fox News poll confirm this. It found that 62 percent of Republican primary voters feel “betrayed” by politicians in their party. Another 66 percent say the recent Republican majorities in Washington have failed to do all they could to block or reverse President Obama’s agenda.
With the top three candidates in every poll non politicians it is crystal clear that Republican voters are looking, not only for a reversal of America’s decline, but for someone who can halt that decline and make America great again.
Clearly Donald Trump is the choice for that job.