Trump Leads All but 1 Republican in NH Poll

In the first major 2016 GOP primary poll to be released since Donald Trump made his official presidential announcement last week, the billionaire mogul has come in second place, behind Jeb Bush but solidly ahead of the entire rest of the Republican field.

  • Jay Currie

    Trump should add a lot of, er, bluster to the GOP nomination. No bad thing.

    • I look forward to his run. He may even win.

      • canminuteman

        I don’t see any outstanding contenders, so what the hell.

      • Clausewitz

        He’s saying any thing he wants because he know he has no chance to win. He may find himself like the Big Guy in WKRP where he surprises himself and finds out he actually has a chance.

    • Alain

      “Bluster”? No, but he would certainly force them to address many key issues that the most Republicans run from.

      • Jay Currie

        Well it will be bluster but likely useful bluster. The RINOS will stampede…can’t wait

        • Justin St.Denis

          His official speech launching his campaign surprised many, me included. I expected clownish but I got thought-provoking instead, like so many others. Trump actually astounded me. He just might be able to strike a “deal” with the American electorate. He is unquestionably a brilliant strategist and businessman, as well as an American patriot. That’s three things we know we cannot say about Obama, Clinton, or any other Democrat.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I could go for Trump. After eight years of a Muslim community organizer, we sorely need a successful builder and developer.

    • I think he is as good a candidate as the either party has.

      • just a thought

        Whatever did I do with that airsick bag?

        • Justin St.Denis

          May I suggest you shove it up your arse?

          • just a thought

            I’m sick because there are NO decent candidates who have a chance of winning, and maybe none at all, when it’s all boiled down Just because he could stop Hillarity, which is a very good thing, doesn’t mean he would be a good president, is what I meant.

            Have a shot of bourbon, and chill

    • Alain

      Yes, and the last thing I think your country needs is another Clinton or Bush.

      • just a thought

        Putting it like that, you make the Donald’s candidacy sound like almost a good thing.

  • mauser 98
    • Heh;)

      • Jay Currie

        I fear that, like Justin, Hillary is rather more popular with the press than with the people.

        And there are more of us than there are of them.

  • Xavier

    I doubt he can win, but he has the money and the balls to destroy Hillary.

    • That has to count for somethin.

    • Justin St.Denis

      He doesn’t have the money, and his balls are not big enough to compensate for that fact. Plus he’s a socialist, which means his balls are crusty but – hey! – what’s a little smegma between Democrats, huh? Never stopped ’em before…………

  • Blind Druid

    It really doesn’t matter who the big Kanuna is in the W.H. because —

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYEtI

  • Ron MacDonald

    I like Trump but he lost me after some of the stupid statements he has made since getting into the race. Making Opera his running mate was one of them.

    • Well that one crossed the line.

      • just a thought

        Yeah, it really crossed the line with me, too. Trump might as well have Mooch as his running mate, as Oprah.
        http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/12/08/oprah.obama/
        Sigh.
        ………seriously, ….OPRAH???!!!!

        • eMan14

          Ok.. Rosie O’Donnell then.

          • just a thought

            NOW you’re talking! /:=P

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Putz!
      Putz!

    • Petrilla

      He is so rich and not beholden to anyone he just threw that one out there and everyone grabbed it. He is a fabulous provocateur, which is exactly what is needed. Oprah, it is well known Michelle Obama hates her, too fat, too much influence over Obama. I would love to see what cabinet Trump would have to restore pride and economic wealth to America. He might even get the greatest to work for a dollar, do not doubt a patriot.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Opera? Trump does financially support high culture, but I don’t think he suggested naming one of the arts as his running mate.

      You should never undermine your own credibility like that. Doing so simply draws satire like flies to shit.

      • just a thought

        Justin, there’s this app called “GOOGLE” that’s available on most browsers. Have you thought of trying it BEFORE you comment? Personally, I didn’t believe it, either, but seriously or not, Trump did make those noises.
        http://nypost.com/2015/06/16/trump-wants-oprah-as-his-2016-running-mate/

      • just a thought

        Oh, wait, you mean his misspelling? Silly.

      • Ron MacDonald

        I watched him say that on television.

  • Dana Garcia

    Trump recognizes that Mexico is not America’s friend. Voters appreciate that.

    • Yup and the media hates him for it.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Doncha just love it!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    All but ONE, and that one is Jeb Bush?
    Good Lord we are so screwed.
    WTH, I’d vote for him before I’d vote for Jeb Bush.
    I’d re-consider Hillary before I voted for Jeb Bush.
    I’d rather have Ted Cruz, but damn.

    • I hope Trump shakes it up, can’t see Jeb at all.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Yes, I hope he does shake it up.
        They guy does not seem to be “owned”, so there is a good chance that he might even govern well.
        Note that I said a chance.
        His dislike of Mexico in seeing them as they are, and not another ethnic voting block to be pandered to is heartening.

        The big thing I don’t like about Cruze is that he was not born in this country (he was born in Canada), nor were both his parents citizens at the time of his birth (his father did not become a citizen until 2005). Personally, I would not think him eligible to even BE President, but Obama seems to have obliterated that requirement.

        • mauser 98

          Dems can’t say a word re Cruz and GOP refuse to discuss Obama’s past for this reason,,,obliterate that requirement. ‘ yell racist

          • barryjr

            The line about Boner is 100% correct.

          • mauser 98

            line about Obama is 100% correct.

        • Alain

          Contrary to Obama, eh?

        • Justin St.Denis

          Cruz is an American born of an American mother on foreign soil (Canada). I share some of his birth circumstances. My parents were serving in the military at a time of war, so I was born in another country. Would you suggest I am less a citizen because my parents were both war heroes serving overseas when I was born? You suck dogshit if you think so, Skippy. I’m just being very frank and honest here.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Dog shit sucking tendencies aside, his circumstances are different than yours in the sense that both of your parents were U.S. citizens and atleast one of them was conducting official business on behalf of our government. Your situation is likely close to that of John McCain’s in that he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. I also understand that Americans abroad occasionally have kids and they do not always have control over where they have them.
            Having said that, Cruze’s father was NOT a U.S. Citizen at the time (he was a citizen of Cuba and had fought with Castro’s forces against Batista, and obviously had a change of heart and ‘got the heck out of Dodge’.
            Next, the Cruzes were lawfully in Canada, employed by the private sector of their own volition, so they were not there at the behest of the U.S. Government.

            Cruze could have chosen between U.S. Citizenship, Canadian citizenship, or even Cuban citizenship.
            In his specific case, had he grown up in Cuba or Canada, would he have been any less eligible?
            Well, according to the Obama rule, I guess not, but that does not make it a good thing.
            Cruze himself is probably a fine and loyal American, but he, like Obama doesn’t have to be.
            Cruze is fine in my head, but the next guy that comes along with similar circumstances might not be.
            That’s where I’m coming from.
            With only one parent a citizen, and being born outside the U.S. it is not a situation that bodes well for the future.

        • just a thought

          Cruz’ Parents are American, neither Obama’s natural father, nor his adoptive father, were Americans.

          President Chester Arthur’s father was a British subject at his birth.

          Cruz is more eligible than either O’Bungler or Arthur.

          • just a thought

            Correction – His father wasn’t an American citizen at his birth, but that is still a-la Chester Arthur, not a problem, especially given Obama’s father(s) never were.

            McCain was born in Panama, and everyone knew that, so Cruz being born in Canada, mostly not a bad place I’ve heard 🙂 , is also not a problem.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Why is that automatically “not a problem”?

            Had he been born in Québec and raised by radical Francophone separatists would that make no difference either?
            Hey, it’s still Canada, right?
            Wouldn’t our own President Jean Chrétien be just wonderful?

            And no, I don’t “have a problem” with Canada, just in case some of you were wondering, but if place of birth is irrelevant, then why is “naturally born” explicitly spelled out in the U.S. Constitution?
            Words mean things.

  • BillyHW

    It doesn’t matter what the polls say, it’s between Walker and Rubio right now.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Rubio? ROFLMAO

      No, seriously! ROFLMAO

      Really? ROFLMAO

      • just a thought

        OK, I can’t argue with you on that.

        Rubio?! ROFLAMO, too.

      • BillyHW

        I think you mean LOLVAGINAS.

  • Petrilla

    I am so happy that Donald Trump has opened up the discussion. He may be a blustery guy, but he tells truth about trade. And immigration and more that the PC candidates are terrified of. And please could we stop criticizing his hair. Old and boring. He is worth billions, could use him in negotiations. To his critics, who exactly are YOU and what have you ever accomplished?

    • Jay Currie

      I had an interesting conference call today. Debating whether to manufacture an electronic product in China or Nebraska. Nebraska is winning because a) there are a lot of people who want to buy “made in the USA” b) quality control is better, c) there will not be a third shift stealing the IP and the product, d) you can get 90 day financing, e) with China you pay up front and wait 60 days for the thing to come over on a ship, f) most of the assembly is automated, g) the cost difference is 30% before shipping

      h) Oh yes, and fuck China and all who sail in her.

      Trump is not wrong on trade.

      • just a thought

        Judging from the Chinese products I’ve had to purchase, because I couldn’t find them made anywhere else, I would say Chinese “quality control” isn’t worse, it’s non-existent. 2 belts, allegedly leather but weren’t, one fell apart in a month, and the next lasted 3. A “nut cracker” that was so smooth that nuts just slipped out, and those little spears made to dig nut-meat out bent like they were made of lead.

        I really hope Nebraska wins, not just because what they make will probably work, but Americans will be employed.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I worked in RnD at an electronics manufacturer after I got out of college.
        We had a lot of these conversations at lunch.
        More than once, purchasing got snowed buying fake integrated circuits from China.
        Although, one of those times was when we got purchasing to enter the ‘write only memory’ chip into the parts libraries.
        We had a field day when we commissioned some prototype power supplies from China, critiquing their construction and then testing them for spec.
        Protecting IP was accomplished by designing the PCBs with programming tabs for the JTAG and then breaking them off afterwards.
        Automated assembly is a mainstay nowadays with surface mount technology and pick and place solder ovens.

        • just a thought

          Yeah, but is automated qualityc ontro leas goooood as a humn insector?

        • Jay Currie

          That was the gist of the conversation today. Surface mount in Nebraska and Bob’s yer uncle.

          There will not be a lot of jobs created by this project, it is pretty much all automated; but there will be some money for the plant and for the people who set up the machines.

          There is a whole “dark factory” piece which is going to hit politics in not so very long. That and self-driving delivery things and a huge section of employment will be history.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I haven’t designed a PCB for four years but if you need any help I’m here.
            I quit playing video games after designing PCBs for a living.
            There is nothing quite like designing one, sending the files away and getting a finished circuit board delivered to you.
            I made that.
            Awesome!
            My wife used to have to call me at work to remind me that it was time to come home because the last bus was imminent.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Last summer, when I read that news story about the Chinese bakery that was mulching up cardboard and including it as an “ingredient” in their breads, buns and other baked goods (up to 25% of the flour was replaces with cardboard mulch!), I buy absolutely NOTHING from China. Not that I bought much Chinese crap to begin with, but the cardboard bread story was the last straw, no pun intended.

        • El Martyachi

          There’s increasing amounts of Chinese food here now. It’s not yet as bad as the states where eg. 60% of their apple juice comes from China , but in the last decade stuff beyond seafood is showing up.

  • ntt1

    his hair is the only comb-over visible from the space station

  • just a thought

    OK, Trump and Oprah it is. America is going to h3!! in a hand basket anyway. Might as well make a professionally done reality-show. entertainment out of it,