Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first Debate

Posted: July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first Debate

Yahoo News ^ | July 29, 215

Posted on 7/30/2015, 8:08:44 AM by Din Maker

Predictions of his demise were apparently premature. Instead, Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week’s first Republican debate, a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows.

The poll shows Trump with his greatest support yet nationally, as nearly a quarter of Republicans surveyed said he would be their choice as the party’s presidential nominee in 2016. He has opened up a double-digit lead over his closest rival, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who trails at 12 percent.

Trump has surged since suffering a slight downtick in the wake of the McCain furor. The five-day rolling online poll had the real-estate mogul and reality TV star at 15 percent among Republicans on Friday before rocketing to 24.9 percent on Tuesday.

“He’s not going away,” said Steve Duprey, a Republican National Committee member from New Hampshire and a former McCain adviser. “There are people who think his candidacy is a flash in the pan or a flash in the moment, but I think that underestimates his appeal.”

Trump would seem to be a lock to be on the stage next week in Cleveland for a debate sponsored by Fox News, which will use national polls to determine which 10 of the 17 Republican candidates in the field can participate.

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