Trump INCREASES His Lead AFTER Comment About Muslims

09firstdraftnl-poll-tmagArticle[1]Real-estate mogul Donald Trump has opened up his lead among Republican primary voters to nearly 20 points, according to a New York Times/CBS poll out Thursday.

Trump garnered the support of 35% of Republican voters nationally, a 13-point increase from the previous New York Times/CBS survey. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, at 16%, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, at 13%, were his closest competitors. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was in fourth place, at 9%.

The Times noted that it was Trump’s “strongest position yet” in the survey.

The poll was mostly conducted before [depending on the source] Trump’s statement on Monday pledging to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the US. Those comments have caused a firestorm both within and outside the Republican Party.

Other polls, however, have already signaled that Trump may benefit from his proposal. A Bloomberg Politics survey released Wednesday found that nearly two-thirds of Republican primary voters backed his plan. And a Fox News poll of South Carolina Republicans found Trump gaining support in the days after announcing the proposal.

In the previous Times/CBS survey, taken in late October, Trump trailed Carson 26% to 22%. Cruz has nearly tripled his support from October, while Rubio’s support remained flat.

All other Republican candidates in Thursday’s poll received 4% or less support. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a 20-point lead over her closest rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont).

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  • Morticiaa

    Oooh rah
    Wah hoo

  • mauser 98

    Wolf Blitzer jumped off a bridge

  • Exile1981

    I seriously doubt the gop will allow Donaldvto be the canidate. They will either find or make a loop hole to give the nomination to bush 3.0

  • barryjr

    Talking heads are exploding, the sheeple aren’t behaving. Trump just says what the average man or woman is thinking.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      He goes with his gut feelings instead of crafted platitudes and the public respects him for it. I can only imagine the coming uproar when he opines that Obama is a closet Muslim.

  • WalterBannon

    Trump will be the republican candidate, and if its against Hillary he will be the next president.