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Donald Trump ‘not concerned’ about his GOP rivals rising in polls.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump filed papers and paid the $40,000 fee to qualify for South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary ballot, a spokesperson for Trump’s campaign confirms. From Sept. 17-21 Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,574 voters nationwide, including 737 Republicans and 587 Democrats with a margin of error of 4 percentage points.A feisty Donald Trump look shots at his fellow Republicans, Fox News, the Club for Growth and even Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli during a Q&A session in South Carolina on Wednesday. The payment — made a week before the September 30 deadline — is the latest sign that the poll frontrunner has no plans of wrapping up his presidential bid anytime soon. Voters were asked, in a series of 85 questions: “If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton the Democrat and Carly Fiorina the Republican, for whom would you vote?” In this head-to-head match-up, Clinton received 43 percent of the vote to Fiorina’s 44 percent.

Three fresh surveys on the GOP race – Fox News, Bloomberg and Quinnipiac University – give us the first reliable snapshot after the second candidate debate. Donald Trump, the figures show, remains in first place in the race for the nomination, actually increasing his share of support from 25 percent in the middle of August to 26 percent now. His combination of flamboyant repartee, rudeness and prejudice cannot be a substitute for long-term policies and it is a shocking indictment of the Republican field that they have not made Trump look like the idiot that he is. One example of Trump’s malicious mischief-making was his support for the ludicrous personal attack on President Barack Obama, alleging that he was not born in the United States and so ineligible to be president. If this supposition were true, Trump should now be attacking his fellow Republican Ted Cruz who was born in Canada, but Trump has not said a word about him.

Rick Perry, for instance, was having trouble coming up with the South Carolina money before he decided to quit the race earlier this month. (Scott Walker did pay the fee in August, but is also now out of the race due to money problems.) The Republican candidates who have paid the South Carolina fee and qualified for the ballot so far include Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, and Mike Huckabee. Marco Rubio’s grandfather seems to have been cheering the little fellow up when he told Marco that, in America, “even I, the son of a bartender and a maid, could aspire to have anything, and be anything,” including president! He knows that eligibility for the US presidency requires the person to be a “naturally born” American, and Obama’s mother was American, so he (like Cruz) was eligible. At least since the late-1960s when the SATs, rather than geography or social class, began to determine college admissions, it seems very unlikely that a community college student could be elected president.

The birth certificate nonsense was simply designed to hurt, with no substance behind it — as was his false modesty about not correcting a questioner that assumed Obama is a Muslim. However, according to the poll, 29 percent of Republican voters said they “would definitely not support” Trump in the general election, and 16 percent say they would not support Bush.

Carson and Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially announce a bid for the presidency, polled the strongest overall in Quinnipiac University’s survey. In fact, Trump is just the same as he has been since he rode a wave of outrage over his comments about illegal immigrant rapists and murders to the top of the field in July.

When asked about Carly Fiorina’s recent surge in many polls, Trump was dismissive. “She seems very nice and she’s starting to do a little better but she’s not even close to us in the polls,” the candidate said, after taking shots at her tenure as CEO at Hewlett-Packard and Lucent. But maybe ease up on holding yourself out as a great intellectual appalled by the dirty masses if you went to a third-rate college in the era of need-blind admissions.

You can see that the most recent results are fairly well-clustered, as you’d expect them to be, and that, for the most part, the change since each pollster’s previous poll is generally in the same direction. The variance is largely due to margins of error and the different times at which the earlier polls were conducted — longstanding and important caveats for any poll. Trump went on to call Shkreli’s actions “disgusting” and a “disgrace,” and pointed out that the Turing CEO is a “hedge fund guy,” a group the GOPer has pledged to raise taxes on. In the town hall Q&A later on Wednesday, Trump sounded many familiar notes on immigration, foreign policy, the economy and his “great relationships” with African-Americans and Latinos. He said his campaign would roll out his tax plan next week and promised that It would be “very long on policy” and includes a “major reduction in taxes for the middle class.” However, on national defense, Trump refused to give details and mocked politicians who do. “You don’t want to be too specific,” Trump said, who diminished the Obama administration’s drone strikes as having accomplished little other than taking out a “mid-level accounting person from ISIS.” Trump also took a shot at Secretary of State John Kerry, “He’s 73 years old, he’s in a bicycle race and he falls off,” he said to laughter from a friendly crowd. “If I’m president I can promise you I’ll never be in a bicycle race.

After CNN released its poll last weekend— the one showing the big drop— he went on Twitter to complain about how he wanted the media to look at more favorable polling — often with shakier or less-proven methodologies. (His supporters, in my experience, do the same thing.) There’s a lot of variability in this race, as the graphs above clearly show. Because I’ll be working.” However, the candidate received his wildest applause when he bragged about being “self-funded” and railed against his GOP rivals’ super PACs. “The PACs are controlling the politicians, I think it’s terrible,” Trump said.

With the most voters again judging him the worst in the debate, he can’t just keep treading water month after month and hiding from the tough questions. Rubio sweeps up Walker donors – Fox News: “…There has been fresh buzz about [Marco Rubio’s] campaign since what many analysts saw as a stand-out performance at the Sept. 16 debate at the Reagan Library…and he seems to be benefiting the most from Wisconsin Gov.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Rubio will inherit about two-thirds of Walker’s big-donor fundraising apparatus, citing a member of Walker’s national finance committee.” Trump business imports lots of labor – CBS4 News: “A CBS4 News review of U.S. Labor Department records found that Trump businesses have requested hundreds of visas in recent years claiming they were unable to find Americans willing to do even the most basic tasks. Every year since at least 2008, Mar-A-Lago has requested anywhere from 70 to 90 visas to bring foreign workers into the country as cooks, waiters and housekeepers. Ironically, it’s the Ivy League billionaire living a glamorous New York City life who has rocked the political world by speaking for ordinary Americans and insulting the powerful.

When someone like Trump comes along and is actually serious about winning the very causes the GOP purportedly seeks to advance, he is seen as a disruptive force. Trump’s not doomed just because he won’t keep rising up in the polls to somewhere near 100 percent support, writes the Washington Monthly’s Ed Kilgore.

We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards.” Most have heard the joke that punctuation saves lives, but not many have heard that font style can sink your business. We’re just going to do this because we think we’re right, and at a certain point it will be impossible to reverse, because Republicans will never be able to win another national election. Until Trump started talking about immigration, most Americans had no idea that immigrants take more government assistance than natives, that we are allowing nearly half a million anchor babies a year to force their way into citizenship and a lifetime of welfare, and that we’re bringing in rapists, murderers and terrorists.

Biden stayed in touch…And that’s the reason Heddens will wait until Biden makes a decision on whether he’ll run before she makes a decision about who she’ll support. State Senator Herman Quirmbach publicly endorsed Biden earlier this week, even though Biden has not yet announced his intention to run.” Biden says Pope Francis is ‘challenging us’ – In an op-ed with Time, Vice President Biden talks about Pope Francis’ new mission for the Church: going back to the basic message of service. Biden writes, “He emphasizes what I have always believed to be the central mission of our faith—Catholic Social Doctrine—that cuts across all confessional faiths: What you do to the least among us, you do unto me…” The Judge’s Ruling: It’s not all relative – Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano considers Pope Francis’ message and the dangers of moral relativism: “When he is in St. He will embrace the highly questionable green science of those who want the government to tell us how to live, outside our homes and inside — more Thomas Piketty than St. In the latest episode of “Power Play with Chris Stirewalt” Real Clear Politics co-founder Tom Bevan shares his picks of the five most hotly contested GOP held seats in the battle for control of the Senate.

While Bevan has Illinois and Wisconsin at 1 and 2, he says Florida’s sure-to-be close White House vote adds an increased level of competition for Marco Rubio’s seat, putting this race in spot three. Fox News: “Matthew McConaughey’s older brother Michael, who goes by ‘Rooster,’ may be a self-made millionaire, and a star in his own right with the hit new reality series ‘West Texas Investors Club’ – but he still loves some free merch. Rooster McConaughey loves beer so much that he named his own son Miller Lyte, reports TMZ. … Little Miller is nine now but Miller’s parent company SABMiller, only recently caught wind of the branded moniker. At 24 cans per case, that’s 576 beers total—or 1 and a half beers a day… so it might not last the diehard Miller fan more than a few months but hey, free beer is free beer.” Chris Stirewalt joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in July of 2010 and serves as digital politics editor based in Washington, D.C. Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on the network, including “The Kelly File,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” He also provides expert political analysis for Fox News coverage of state, congressional and presidential elections.

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