Remember the conventional wisdom that Donald Trump was no more than a faddish celebrity candidate who would soon fade and drop out? Seems like another century, doesn’t it?
Ever since he announced, the billionaire businessman has been at the top of the polls and, with barely a ripple, has remained there. Right now he appears to be lapping the field and only three of his opponents — Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — are even making it into double-digits on any of the polls. And Carson seems to be the one who is fading.
In the respected Reuters-IPSOS rolling poll from November 20, Trump is at 38.8%, Carson 14.7%, Rubio 10.3%, Cruz 7.1% with long ago supposed shoo-in frontrunner Jeb Bush 5.5%, trailing even “Wouldn’t Vote” (6.3%) by .8%.