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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Poll - Trump in first place with 31%

Donald Trump appears with Reform Party Governor Jesse Ventura in 2000.
Trump was considering a Reform Party bid for president.

Independent Conservatism
  • The photo above says a lot about why I like an independent Donald Trump. I call myself a Conservative RINO. The big government loving GOP left me many years ago. Maybe The Donald can put the party back on the path of actually listening to the voters rather than Wall Street special interests.

(Reuters News)  -  Donald Trump is the Republican candidate most trusted to manage the economy, deal with foreign leaders and serve as commander in chief, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll of Republicans conducted after the party's third debate.
And more Republicans would trust him with the nation’s nuclear weapons than most of the rest of their party's presidential primary field.
In terms of overall support, Trump was favored by 31 percent of Republicans polled by Reuters/Ipsos in an online survey conducted Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 that had a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson placed second with 18 percent. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and former Governor Jeb Bush tied for third place with 10 percent each.
For anyone still confused about why Trump is holding strong onto a double-digit lead in most presidential primary polls, look no farther than at how much Republican voters trust him. The growing trust shows Trump's campaign message - that his experience in business means voters should pick him to negotiate trade deals or take on Russia's Vladimir Putin - is resonating.
On the question of whether voters trust the candidates to manage the economy, 59 percent said "yes" to Trump.
None of the other Republican candidates came even close. Carson was second, with 36 percent saying they trust him to manage the economy. Rubio was third with 27 percent, followed by retired business executive Carly Fiorina at 25 percent.
It’s not just on the economy where Trump shines. Asked whether they trusted the various Republican candidates to be commander in chief, Trump and Carson were tied, at 40 percent each.
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Minnesota Reform Party Gov. Jesse Ventura and
Reform Party U.S. Senator Dean Barkley.

Trump following the Jesse Ventura model?
(Washington Post)  -  Dean Barkley, the campaign strategist who engineered Jesse Ventura’s wild win as Minnesota governor in 1998, recognizes Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The bluster, the sparring with reporters, the brash appeal to a segment of the population that is unhappy with politics as usual — it’s all the ingredients of Ventura’s Minnesota Miracle.
“He’s doing exactly the same thing we did,” Barkley said in a recent interview. “It’s like they’re reading our playbook. He visited us during the campaign and tracked the strategy we used. I’m almost flattered. We shocked the world" with the victory.
For his part, Barkley, now a wills and estates lawyer, says Trump is in great shape.
“He’s (Trump) got even better Teflon than Ventura,” he enthuses. “Nothing sticks to either of them. In October, only a week or so before the election, Jesse gives a speech and says he’s in favor of legalizing drugs and prostitution — and he went up in the polls. Who else could do that? He and Trump both say [politically] stupid things and they both get away with them.”
Barkley is happy to conjecture: “Wouldn’t it be something to have a Trump/Ventura campaign? I would die and go to heaven if I got a part of that.”

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