Republicans Are Screwed As Trump Support Nearly Doubles After Attacking John McCain

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The Republican attempt to get rid of Donald Trump after he attacked John McCain has backfired, as Trump’s support has almost doubled with primary voters.

According to YouGov, Trump is still on the rise after attacking John McCain:

Donald Trump’s rise in the Republican contest for the 2016 presidential nomination doesn’t appear to have been slowed much – at least not yet – by the recent controversy over his criticisms of Arizona Sen. John McCain’s war record last weekend. In fact, although Trump’s favorable ratings among Republicans have declined, he is still ahead – and far ahead – when Republicans are asked to choose among the 16 currently announced candidates.


But there is clearly a core group of registered voters who identify as Republicans that has coalesced around Trump’s tough talk and proposals. He is even more clearly in first place than he was two weeks ago when Republicans are asked to choose among the current candidates. Two weeks ago, in the Economist/YouGov Poll, 27% of registered voters who identified as Republicans chose Trump as their first or second choice for the nomination. This week, 28% say he is their first choice, and another 10% rank him second.

The number of Republicans who list Trump as their first choice has gone from 15% to 28%. Trump’s attack on McCain moved people who listed him as their second choice more firmly into his column. Republicans appear to have miscalculated and made Donald Trump more appealing by affirming his outsider status with far-right conservatives.

The party did lower Trump’s approval ratings, but it appears that Republican voters don’t care if their chosen candidate is popular. The Republican Party threw everything they could at Trump, and the result is that the racist billionaire is even more popular with voters.

As long as Trump’s poll numbers remain high, the media will keep covering him and as long as the media keeps giving him attention, Trump’s poll numbers will remain high.

In other words, Republicans are screwed. Donald Trump put his foot in his mouth, and his poll numbers have stayed high. The Republican Party built Trump, and now he is destroying them.

22 Replies to “Republicans Are Screwed As Trump Support Nearly Doubles After Attacking John McCain”

  1. …do any o’ the Teatards and Teahadists running honestly believe we will suddenly forget all the BULLSHIT they uttered to excite thier base o’ rabid minks when the General election season starts???

  2. It is official:

    The Reichwing has devolved all politics to the realm of cartoonish buffoonery.

    Heck of a job, Party of No and Evangelicals.

  3. Here’s the sad part. People equate Trump (rich folk et al) with possessing wisdom of some kind because, well, he’s rich. Forgetting or not realizing that he is a sociopath. Not a pretty picture of our culture today or going forward.

  4. I find it amusing that the shit shovelers of the party can’t whip up any outrage about the McCain comment. It goes to show just how low McCain’s popularity has sunk. He might need to start worrying about things in Arizonia. People in his own party might do a Max Cleland on him.

  5. Trump: The best thing going for Democrats.

    The FOX is in the Hen house, and they are scrambling for cover. Trump is smashing all of their eggs, and plucking their feathers. Save for those who kiss his ring.

    This is a great show, and will get better. Can’t wait for the debates. Those Republican debaters must be quacking in their shoes at just the thought to go head to head with a guy who can embarrass them with just one or two words and a look.

  6. Roger Ailles over at fox is Trumps main cheerleader even when Rupert Murdoch told him to turn it down Ailles refuse. As long as you fox in your corner the republican base will follow. In other words Trump aint going know where.

  7. He speaks for mean white men jealously guarding their (decreasing in real value) white privilege. Don’t take him lightly. We thought Reagan was a joke, too.

  8. I don’t think the Democratic nominee will take him lightly or any of the republican goons but you can sum up in one word why it is different from Reagan. Demographics

  9. New poll shows GOP approval lowest in decades — but conservatives would like it to be lower

    The Republican Party’s approval rating is now lower in the PEW poll than at any time since 1992.

    Why is the GOP so unpopular now?

    The current survey finds that positive views of the GOP among Republicans have declined 18 percentage points since January, from 86% to 68%. Independents also view the Republican Party less favorably; 29% today, compared with 37% six months ago.
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  10. Im not a republican and I disagree with most everything Trump says but I wasn’t bothered by his McCain statements as there was some truth in it and McCains actual record in the air force was pathetic and he caused himself to get shot down by disobeying commands as to formation of his plane during the bombing mission. I actually find Trump somewhat amusing. I don’t think he will continue in the forefront of the party and I don’t think the republicans are screwed because of him, but he is at least more interesting than those other stiffs like Jeb Bush. Really, what Trump is doing is making a mockery of our whole political system, which needs mocking frankly.

  11. Trump is ‘really, really rich’; he is a pasty, pudgy, white man; he says stupid, outrageous, inflammatory things; he NEVER apologizes.

    HOW is that NOT Republican ?

    He’s the STEREOTYPE !

  12. And who says sTRUMPet doesn’t belong in the entertainment section?

    Cause I’m thoroughly entertained watching this pustule.

    Nothing like a good chuckle to help alleviate some depressive mindedness.

  13. …I concur…
    …am I a hypocrite for luvin’ it when Trump goes after Weasel Kochsucker??? {Walker}

  14. How is attracting more members and winning “destroying” the GOP?

    If Trump doesn’t do that, why do you guys care?

  15. How is attracting more members and winning “destroying” the GOP?

    Take off your rose colored glasses for a minute.
    The Gop is not attracting more members- Trump is. Believe it or not- there is a difference.

    He may be attracting more folks under his banner, but those folks are the dirt-bags of society. The same ones who wouldn’t urinate on a homeless man if he was on fire- just like their version of Jesus wouldn’t.

    He doesn’t appeal to the more rational side of America. The ones who want America to succeed, without resorting to the demagoguery of 1930’s Germany. In short- he does not appeal to the mature voters.

    And we care, because we enjoy watch the Republican Retards Fail.

    I hope that clears this up for you Mr. Bowman.

  16. The headline here is inaccurate and not what the article linked to says. You link to You Gov but you make up your own results. You GOV says in the article YOU link to:

    “In last week’s poll, Donald Trump received the highest favorable ratings of any candidate from Republicans, apparently helped by his tough position on illegal immigration. This week, however, Trump’s favorable ratings dropped 11 points, and his unfavorable rating has risen 15 points”

    So as I said last week. Trump saw a large LOSS since his high last week after his remarks. He had a sharp incline the prior week and as I predicted he had a sharp decline.

    Show where the hell in that article it says he doubled since his remarks?

    He did rise in a poll weeks ago – very sharply and is down from that point and all of his drop was after his remarks.

    No comments above mind your assessment! You mangle facts, show citations which say opposite and then your readers go by what you say and not by the truth!

  17. LMFAO @john you just don’t get it! @Moongrim broke it down kinder and gentler than I typically would, trump, when describing the other republicans candidates is just saying what MANY other liberals have been saying about them for DECADES!! but because YOUR party is god damn STUPID and ignorant, when WE liberals told you john mccain and crew were phony bald face liars! YOU couldn’t handle the TRUTH! but when trump says it, YOU’RE all smiles and giddy and making HIM your NO.1 candidate! trump in reality is doing something the usually WEAK, NO backbone DEMOCRATIC party won’t do! call a spade a SPADE!! trump is singlehandedly dividing YOUR party!! and like the typical republican, you’re too FU@KING DUMB to see it!! RUN DONALD! RUN!

  18. But yet Republicans still get voted into office. They picked more seats in the House in 2014 in decades. They control the Senate. I don’t believe in polls. Where is our Democrat leaders? They are whimps. We need strong leadership in the Democrat Party. (Warren, and a few others). But other members are just weak.
    Pelosi is my Rep and I have to say I no longer vote for her. I vote Republican. Not that I am but it’s a protest vote. Pelosi needs to retire or step aside. Democrats need to younger people with new ideas. The same ole “tax the rich, The GOP war on Women” thing people aren’t buying it and the Democrats shouldn’t be selling it.

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