Thursday, September 3, 2015

Donald Trump Beats Every Republican — Except Ben Carson!

Good news for Republicans: You might actually have a candidate with a solid chance to take down Donald Trump. The bad news: It’s Ben Carson.

In the new Monmouth University poll, Trump leads the overall field with 30 percent support, followed by Carson at 18 percent, Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz at 8 percent each, and 5 percent for Marco Rubio.

The pollster also tested Trump in one-on-one trial heats against GOP alternatives — simulating a sort of runoff election, to see whether Trump might just be ahead due to the rest of the field being so divided. And out of nine tests, only one candidate, the retired neurosurgeon and fellow anti-establishment insurgent Carson, bested The Donald.…

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Rick Perry: ‘A Broken Clock Is Right Once A Day’ (Um…)

Rick Perry can’t avoid an “oops” moment even when he’s asked directly if his campaign is dead.

In a Thursday afternoon appearance on Fox News, Perry was asked about Donald Trump’s claim, spoken at a press conference the same day, that Perry was dropping out of the race.

“You know, a broken clock is right once a day,” Perry said through some mild laughter. “So, you know, the bottom line is I’m still here, and I’m still working.”

The host Gretchen Carlson failed to point out to Perry that the expression is actually “a broken clock is right twice a day.” But more than that, according to the actual logic of the saying — since Perry thinks Trump is completely wrong politically (i.e.…

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Front-Runner Trump Signs Republican Loyalty Pledge

By Emily Flitter

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election.

“I see no circumstances under which I would tear up that pledge,” the real estate magnate told reporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

Trump had previously refused to rule out a third-party bid if the Republican Party did not treat him fairly.

His pledge of loyalty on Thursday was a victory for Republican National Committee in its efforts to rein in the billionaire, who leads opinion polls but has upset mainstream Republicans with his brash style and unusually personal attacks on rivals.…

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