Why Donald Trump Is Leading In The Polls: Weekly Political Roundup

Brandon Snively
Brandon is a Pace University graduate and avid Philadelphia sports fan, but don't hate him because of it...please? He was a former intern at the Howard Stern Show as well as a reporter for the MTA program Transit Transit Newsmagazine. He likes to be in front of the camera or behind the mic, but he enjoys news writing just as much.


  • Donald Trump pisses off more Americans (this time his own party) including John McCain and the U.S. military. Yikes.
  • Trump somehow still leads the Republican polls by 18 percent
  • HuffPost is the first news outlet to recognize that Trump=sideshow act, and bumps him out of Political and into its Entertainment section.


The Trump may be annoying to many, but, strangely enough, he’s been ahead in the polls. He knows how to open his mouth and deliver some controversy. Yet, as of Friday, Trump is leading the pack of Republicans with 18 percent support, followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 15 percent and Jeb Bush with 14 percent, according to Fox News polls. Of course it’s way too early to tell who will be the nominees for each party, but coming out of the gate, Donald Trump has some support from Americans.

We’re not new to Trump’s outbursts. He’s a native New Yorker, he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind, and he really doesn’t give a crap about what other people think. It first started with his Mexican immigrants comments, saying Mexico basically didn’t bring anything to the table; how it send its ‘worst’ with drugs and rapists.

Trump, of course, makes stupid remarks, but he is now attacking his own party with a low-blow.

Yesterday, Trump made a remark that would make anyone’s blood boil. Fellow Republican John McCain, who most know is a decorated veteran and lost the 2008 election, was described by Trump as “being a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” He then backtracked a little, according to NBC News, saying, “He’s a war hero because he was captured. Ok, I believe-perhaps he’s a war hero.”

What Trump doesn’t realize is that he is pissing off the most vocal group of people in America. Not only that, but the most respected people in America. When you piss off the military or veterans, you should basically wave your white flag. Other GOP candidates are also voicing their criticism and disgust with Trump’s comments. For some, this may be an opportunity to respond and do something to knock Trump off the top.

The Huffington Post released an article on Friday that they will no longer be covering Donald Trump in their political section; instead, they will be covering his political campaign in their entertainment section. Bravo, Huffington.


So now this raises the question—Is it all for show?

To weigh it all out, some Republican supporters are claiming that Trump is there to give the Republican leaders a kick in the ass to get them going. On the other hand, Trump is funding his campaign. He doesn’t give a damn if he loses a donor or who donates to his own campaign since he would just brush it off.

Mr. Trump, this article was written because of your outlandish behavior. You have succeeded in making your presence known and your voice heard.

Although Donald Trump may be ahead in the polls, it doesn’t necessarily predict his future in this race. He may have started strong, but it isn’t about how you start, it’s about how you finish.

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