CNN Is Not Limiting Candidates in Debate

27 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Donald Trump is GOP frontrunner in a new CNN poll.

Donald Trump, the provocative reality television star who for much of the last month has upended the 2016 Republican primary, is still doing well in polls in a pair of early nominating states despite recent rhetoric that many party leaders have denounced. In New Hampshire, which holds the first presidential primary, Trump leads the field with 21% support from potential GOP primary voters, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday. One rival has called his candidacy a “cancer.” And some, including the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, wish he would just go away — calling for him to drop out of the 2016 presidential race.

Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain’s war record. For yet another week, Trump talk dominated the Sunday morning political shows, with several devoting roundtable discussions to his disruption of the GOP presidential primary and at least two of his GOP rivals using their clashes with him in recent days as a means of securing interviews on the shows — during which they continued to clash with him. “I’m not getting into that…I don’t have a read on it, I’m not talking him,” Ohio Gov. This is more than me,” Trump said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying the poll results were not surprising. “People are tired of these incompetent politicians in Washington that can’t get anything done.” Trump’s support among Republicans increased six percentage points since late June despite a flood of rebukes of Trump after he said McCain, a former Navy pilot who was tortured during more than five years in captivity during the Vietnam War, was not a war hero because he was captured. So I’m not worried about him.” While several of his rivals were discussing him, Trump spent his Sunday morning calling into CNN’s “State of the Union” to blast Hillary Rodham Clinton, boast about the crowds that come to his rallies and claim that leaders of the Republican National Committee are warming up to him. “They [the RNC leaders)] view me as an outsider, I guess. Lindsey Graham, both of whom are polling near the bottom of a crowed GOP field. “I think he’s appealing to the dark side of American politics,” Graham (R-S.C.) said on “This Week.” “He is not offering solutions to hard, complicated problems.

He is basically selling fear and prejudice.” Later in the interview, Graham — who had to get a new cellphone last week after Trump gave out the senator’s number at a campaign rally — insisted that the real estate mogul is not qualified to be commander in chief. “I don’t believe Mr. A separate poll released by YouGov on Thursday showed Trump continuing to do well nationally in the aftermath of his McCain criticism, with 28% of registered voters who identify as Republican listing him as their preferred nominee. However, those same Republican voters also continued to say by a large margin that they expected Bush to actually win the nomination, a question that often has more value as a forecasting tool. As it stands, Trump will be invited to the Aug. 6 debate in Cleveland hosted by Fox News because he’s in the top 10 based on national polls of the 16 Republicans seeking the party’s presidential nomination. I’m going to keep doing that and reaching out.” Paul said. “And when I think of immigration, I think that you do have to have a secure border, but I don’t automatically think, oh my goodness, that immigrants are bad people.

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