Trump Sees Bump in Support in Post-Paris Poll
Donald Trump is capitalizing on the Paris terror attacks, using the tragedy to boost his racist immigration platform.
A Morning Consult poll has revealed that Trump now holds a 19 point lead over the rest of the Republican candidates, securing him 38 percent of the vote.
“Pundits have gotten rich declaring the impending decline of Donald Trump — and they’ve been consistently wrong,” said James Wyatt, Morning Consult’s director polling.
“Morning Consult isn’t the only poll that shows Trump still has life, and that the rest of the field needs to work overtime to catch him,” he added Tuesday.
The Hill reports:
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson trails the outspoken billionaire with 19 percent of that demographic.
Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are next, tying for third with 7 percent apiece.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) rounds out the field’s top five, garnering 6 percent among respondents.
Morning Consult said Tuesday that Trump’s poll numbers are surging from a dip last month.
Trump took 31 percent, it said, during the group’s last sampling for October conducted Oct. 29-Nov. 1. He then scored 34 percent during a survey taken Nov. 5-8, the organization added Tuesday.
Morning Consult conducted its latest sampling of 774 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents via online interviews Nov. 13-16. It has a 3.5 percent margin of error.
Tuesday’s results follow last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed about 130 people.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has since claimed responsibility for the bloodshed, also promising further carnage in Washington, D.C.
Trump vowed Monday that he would fiercely punish the extremist group if elected president in 2016.
“I’m going to bomb the s— out of them,” he said during a rally in Knoxville, Tenn., that evening.
“You know the movies. Shoot first, talk later,” Trump added. “You shoot first, you talk about it later.”
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