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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

If someone wants to look at the polls showing Donald Trump ahead, the best place to look is… Donald Trump’s Twitter account, where the candidate is more than happy to talk about it. And when he’s not touting his own poll numbers, he’s badmouthing someone else’s.

Last weekend, Trump celebrated a just-released Reuters poll that showed him ahead:

Early Tuesday morning, Trump responded to a round of criticism from George Pataki on immigration — with a mention of the polls:

Monmouth University on Tuesday released a poll of South Carolina showing Trump at 30 percent, double the second-place support of Ben Carson at 15 percent, then Jeb Bush 9 percent, and 6 percent each for Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio.

Trump celebrated:

The Donald also marked the poll with a taunt against South Carolina’s own Lindsey Graham:

Now that’s a burn.

Also on Tuesday, Trump responded to a poll of New Hampshire by Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling, by giving a personal retweet to someone else’s post hailing his lead:

And just today, Friday, The Donald retweeted another message of a national poll showing him way up. (Another fun twist: The person Trump retweeted here has adopted a Twitter pseudonym of “Hank Rearden” after a character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, a wealthy businessman who invents a new metal alloy to use as a building material.)

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, August 17, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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  • Dominick Vila

    I would not be surprised if he owns some of the polling companies – and the people that work in them. Anyway, polls at this early stage of the campaign are meaningless. So many things can happen between now and the nominations that the most benign name for these polls is that they serve as a barometer for wealthy donors.

    • hicusdicus

      I would not be surprised to find out you were sending you posts from a psychiatric nursing home.

      • latebloomingrandma

        Huh?? Makes zero sense, unless talking about self.

        • hicusdicus

          If that comment is at the top of your thinking abilities take your camel toe and go find a bingo game.

          • Insinnergy

            Rude and misogynist.
            All class.

          • hicusdicus

            I’m sure she could use a moose knuckle bingo partner.

        • idamag

          I wouldn’t expect hiscadiscus to understand Dominick or you.

      • darkagesbegin

        hicusdicus: an echo, not a choice

        • hicusdicus

          Okay, I give up.

  • idamag

    God Bless Trump. He is rapidly exposing what the right wing is all about.

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  • idamag

    Marisa Mathews is a scam and most likely a phony name. If people would quit falling for scams we wouldn’t have to be bothered with their nonsense.