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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Two new national polls out Monday further confirm the likely lineup of Thursday night’s Fox News primetime debate — and also confirm that Donald Trump is dominating the wide field.

In the new poll from Fox News itself, Trump has 26 percent, Jeb Bush 15 percent, Scott Walker 9 percent, Ben Carson 7 percent, and 6 percent apiece for Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee.

In addition, the poll out Monday from Monmouth University was nearly identical: Trump 26 percent, Bush 12 percent, Walker 11 percent, 6 percent each for Cruz and Huckabee, and 5 percent for Carson.

Both polls also show the same list of the top 10 contenders: Trump, Bush, Walker, Cruz, Huckabee, Carson, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich.

If these trends hold up in any additional polls coming either later tonight or tomorrow morning, this leaves an additional seven GOP candidates who will be stuck with a seat at the warmup debate on Fox News at 5 p.m.: Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore.

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

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  • FT66

    Who would thought this was coming? GO TRUMP GO! Whether Trump will do well or not in debate, all will mean the same. If he will do well, he will tout how he did crash them all. In case he will not do so well, he will come out and say: “as I have been telling you, thats what they only know, talking, debating and NO ANY ACCOMPLISHMENT”. His support will continue to rise one way or the other.

  • Michael Mellema

    Since ACA is still alive, why can’t we just make use of Sarah Palin’s Death Panels and euthanize the whole damn bunch and the Kock Brothers before they make Syria look like paradise.

  • Steve Batchelor

    I’m not sure which will be funnier…Watching the blubbering faces of all the candidates not named Trump or watching Trump fidgeting like he’s at the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby.

  • ococoob

    Let the circus begin!