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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The latest polls are showing continued momentum for Donald Trump, on the strength of his continued populistic bombast — and also for Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon with no political experience who nonetheless seems to have combined the right-wing ideas with a calmer delivery.

In the latest Fox News poll, Trump has the lead with 25 percent, then Carson at 12 percent, Ted Cruz 10 percent, Jeb Bush 9 percent, and 6 percent each for Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker.

In the previous Fox poll from shortly before the debate, Trump had 26 percent, Bush 15 percent, Walker 9 percent, Carson 7 percent, and 6 percent each for Cruz and Huckabee.

Carly Fiorina has also seen an increase since the debate: She went up to 5 percent from 2 percent — perhaps enough of an increase to help her get into the next major-league debate, after she received strong media reviews of her performance at the first debate for minor candidates.

In the new Morning Consult poll, Trump has 32 percent, then Bush with 12 percent, Carson 7 percent, Huckabee and Marco Rubio at 6 percent each, and Cruz with 5 percent.

In the previous poll a week ago, conducted shortly after the debate, Trump also had 32 percent, Bush 11 percent, Carson rising up to 9 percent, then 6 percent each for Rubio and Walker, and 5 percent for Rand Paul.

Morning Consult‘s polling graph also shows how Trump has risen above the pack, while the others remain a jumbled mess.

Photo: Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

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  • Dominick Vila

    The new polls also show that 60% of Republican women support Donald Trump. They love his attacks against women, the insults, and his obnoxious behavior. What the latest polls demonstrate is that the Tea Party won the battle for control of the GOP. With Jeb in single digits, and Trump’s popularity rising every single day, this is no longer a passing phenomena or an aberration. Trump’s candidacy is very real, and we better get ready for it. What it highlights is the dissatisfaction of many Americans with traditional establishment politics, the fear of change shared by so many Americans, and the intense hatred, or disdain, that so many Americans have towards minorities, people from other cultures, and women in positions of authority.

    • Carolyn1520

      That’s because republican women are use to obnoxious low class men.
      It’s their comfort zone. 🙂 Sad but true.
      In terms of religion, studies also show that the women on the right are much more religious than the men. They tend to be the guardians of the traditional values which includes hatred of anyone different than they are.The men just like the control aspect. In the same article, it stated white republican males tend to vote their resentment against women and people of color who have improved their lot in in life. It’s why there is a “war on women” and extreme reactions to brown people. They don’t want to have compete with either in the work place because in their own minds, neither will ever be equal to them. They aren’t at the top of the food chain anymore and this terrifies them.

      • Sand_Cat

        Actually, the GOP men – or many of them – are likely afraid in their own minds that blacks and women are equal or superior to them.

        • Carolyn1520

          I’d say that is with good reason. One of the few things they’d be right about and no doubt the thing of nightmares. 🙂

      • 13factfinder

        Right because democrat women are more like real men (penis & balls etc.)….. but I don’t know for sure if that’s such a good thing???

        • Carolyn1520

          What, I hit a nerve? 😀 Only someone who feels threatened would reduce it to balls and penis. You make my point.
          Hardly . We just don’t “settle” in exchange for a meal ticket, security and servitude.

          • 13factfinder

            Yah hey what…hit a nerve? Sure what ever you say darling. I’m seriously getting bored with most of you on this thread. Time for a nap!

          • Carolyn1520

            If you can only pitch it but you can’t catch it, yeah, it might be time for a nap and I can see where you would be bored if you are out of your element. 😀

          • Sand_Cat

            I’ve got a fact for you: you’re an idiot. But then, that’s obvious from your posts.

    • The lucky one

      Well said but I still expect Rump to drop out and cash in his chips for a quid pro quo.

  • RED

    I think it’s time to be honest and just go ahead and start admitting that the Republican Party is a hate group. Let’s quit pretending and dancing around the facts listening to them use obvious dog whistle code words. Let’s just be truthful. The right wings nut jobs can then stop pretending that their not racist ignorant bigots and we can quit pretending they are a political party.

  • Landsende

    While Ben Carson is rising in the polls Republicans would never vote for another black president.

    • paulyz

      Conservatives will vote for a real Conservative, regardless of race or gender, it is you lefties that are obsessed with race or gender & always bringing it up. Like I said before, I would vote for a person of any race or gender if they are Conservative, but never vote for a Liberal of any race or gender. Give me Dr. Carson over Hillary, Sanders, or Biden.

      • stcroixcarp

        But will Bubba, white southern, gun toting, god-fearing, confederate flag waving racist vote for him? There are more Bubbas than conservatives.