The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac, couches the results, however, by stating that Trump also has the highest unfavorables among candidates which they think will lead to his support not growing further and that when candidates start to drop out of the race his ranking will fall. While this is often true, I think the combination of today's circumstances and the staying power of Trump in the race will impact that factor as well. First, Trump has clearly been singled out for special negative treatment by the media due to his open and direct responses to questions which they trumpet by calling him unsuitable for the position of President. And this leads to the second point which is a clear counter to the first. Trump, with his wealth and independence, has staying power. And as we've seen from the "get-go" of this campaign, the more people learn about him and his views, the more they see him as a refreshing change. It is likely his favorability will naturally go up as this information grows. Trump projects a winner, a man who does what he says he will do and isn't afraid to say so.
When you contrast that to the other candidates with their largely boring and staid demeanor, fearful that they'll get off their "handler given" message, they are lost like a deer in the headlights. I think the average American looks at Trump as a man who is on a mission and they are willing to bet that he can get America where they want it to be again: a winner. The more they learn, the better they like him and now that he is going into the issues, they are finding that his views are much more in line with theirs than the others.
And then there's this. Tonight in Mobile, Alabama, just a stone's throw across the state line from the Florida panhandle, Trump will be campaigning in front of thirty to forty thousand supporters at the Senior Bowl football stadium. Do you think there is any other candidate in America today who could draw that kind of crowd in a place like Mobile? The answer is clear, particularly among all but one of the other Republican hopefuls. The only one I think could come close is Senator Ted Cruz. It certainly wouldn't be Jeb and Marco.
IMHO it's very simple. The candidate who shows passion in supporting the cause of the American people, not the desires of the consultant and donor class, will be the winner. And right now that person is Donald Trump. Of course, things can happen and change in politics, but with the staff and resources he has to stay on course, it will be a difficult road for the others, for up to this point they have all been TRUMPED and STUMPED by The Donald's marketing wizardry. Stay tuned, folks, the show is just starting.