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Sunday, October 25, 2015

GOP Insiders: Trump Likely Nominee

Save us Donald
You are our only hope

  • A Weak GOP  -  The Republican Party has been soundly defeated in four of the last six Presidential elections. That number gets even worse when you include the controversial 2000 election where the GOP lost the popular vote by 543,000.  The only real GOP win was 2004 when Bush ran as the War President by attacking Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • The Donald is a force of nature who dominates TV.  The only chance the GOP has is to roll the dice with Trump.  If they don't it will be a repeat of 2008 and 2012.

(Truth Revolt)  -  Donald Trump is "yuuge" and some Republican insiders aren't too happy about it.
According to Politico Caucus, 81% of GOP insiders say the likelihood of Trump being the party's nominee is greater now than it was last month. For Democrats predicting the same, the percentage is close, at 79%.
Trump's political staying power has been a shock to almost everybody. One anonymous New Hampshire Republican told Politico, "Predictions of his demise keep not coming true." Another from South Carolina said, "Donald Trump being the GOP nominee is now within the realm of possibility."
Florida GOP Polls
The Real Clear Politics average of Florida polls as of 10-24.
24.7%  -  Trump
16.7%  -  Carson
14.7%  -  Rubio
12.7%  -  Bush
10.0%  -  Fiorina

Though most still doubt it will lead to his presidency, some have admitted to being "wrong about this campaign every step of the way so far." But still, some say, he has a 50-50 chance of becoming the nominee. Most put his odds closer to 30%.
But what they all agree on is that these odds are way better than they were a month ago.
“I can't even describe the lunacy of him as our nominee," one Iowa Republican told Politico. "But reason has not applied to date in this race, and my hopes are fleeting that it will ever surface."
Other comments these anonymous Republicans submitted to the survey indicate they are taking his campaign more seriously as the "novelty of his candidacy is wearing off," and view him now as "building a real campaign."
"More so than many others," one added.
Warming to Trump's candidacy has been quite difficult and some say if he continues to do well, the Republican Party "will coalesce against him."
"The party will nominate Bob Dole — in 2016 — before it will nominate Trump," said a New Hampshire Republican.
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South Carolina GOP Polls
The Real Clear Politics average of South Carolina polls as of 10-24.
33.7%  -  Trump
18.3%  -  Carson
7.0%  -  Fiorina
6.7%  -  Rubio
6.3%  -  Cruz
5.7%  -  Bush 

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