The formation of Danny, the first major hurricane of the 2015 season is significant for many reasons. But for all its wind power, Danny can’t out blowhard the most powerful political hurricane of the year so far, Donald Trump.
According to a Quinnipiac national poll released Thursday, the vortex known as billionaire real estate Titan Donald Trump has generated enough velocity to win him 28 percent support, with his closest competitor, Ben Carson, at a distant 12 percent.
The other 15 Republican challengers, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 5 percent, are far behind Trump’s lead, up from 20 percent just a short while ago. Donald’s Q-polling shows Trump leads a crowded Republican field with the highest tally and widest margin for any Republican so far in this election. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the only African-American in the GOP race, has 12 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida all tie at seven percent.
In a contest of matchups among all American voters, Donald Trump may be popular among Republican voters, but he loses to three Democrats: Vice President Joe Biden, who is reported to be discussing whether he jumps into the presidential race, beats Trump 48 – 40 percent, beats Jeb! Bush 45 – 39 percent and beats Marco Rubio 44 percent to 41 percent.
Three Dems Top Top Republicans
Trump also loses to Hillary Clinton 45 – 41 percent. Clinton beats Bush 42-40 and Rubio 44-43. Even Bernie Sanders, who populist agenda is winning him big crowds despite his unapologetic defense of being a social Democrat, beats Trump 44 – 41 percent. Sen. Sanders of Vermont even beats Bush 43 – 39 percent but trails Rubio by one percent, 41-40.
Meanwhile, Gov. Kasich of Ohio has spent millions in tiny New Hampshire to boost his polling numbers there, and now touts his rise among GOP candidates for Granite State voters. Nationally, though, Mr. Kasich is still not known by a majority of Americans, which is good for him since his real record in Ohio differs so significantly from him campaign narrative that portrays him as a problem solver who rises above politics. But in spite of his big campaign spending in a small state that with only two congressional districts, Carly Fiorina, who has never held public office and whose reputation from her days of running Hewlett Packard is dicey at best, ties Kasich, an 18 year veteran in congress and now twice elected governor of Ohio.
Arrogant, Blowhard, Idiot
Q-Poll question 20 asked, “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump?” Q-Poll advises the “Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.”
For Donald Trump, topping the charts at 58 was arrogant, next at 38 was blowhard and third at 35 was idiot. Last on the 66-word list, at 5, was winner.