Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Recent Poll Shows Biggest Gains For Donald Trump
Jeb Bush is still the leader in this recent poll of Republican voters. The real news in the poll is the rise of Donald Trump. His unfavorables have dropped and his favorable ratings have put him in second place in this poll. The widespread negative reaction to Trump's campaign speeches have undermined his public reputation. His appeal to the Republican base illustrates the polarization that has been ongoing in US politics. He is telling them what they want to hear, and the negative reaction to his views in the broader public makes him more attractive to the GOP base.