Donald Trump appears to be unstoppable, according to a new national poll. The Republican presidential hopeful is dominating headlines today following the release of the latest poll vote, which suggests he’s surpassed 40 percent of the support from American voters within the Republican party.
According to ABC News, Donald Trump’s 41 percent lead is now considered the widest lead, to date, for the upcoming 2016 presidential election. The staggering lead paints a vivid image of Trump towering over his Republican presidential dissidents. The 69-year-old billionaire’s 41 percent support rate is followed by Ted Cruz’s meager 14 percent and Marc Rubio’s 10 percent.
Although Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Chris Christie are also campaigning for the presidency, their support rates are, seemingly, no match for Donald Trump’s political punch. If things continue in this direction, Trump could very well be on his way to Capitol Hill. However, there are a number of debatable aspects of the poll results.
According to The Washington Post, there is one common attribute among most of Donald Trump’s supporters. It has been reported that the vast majority of Trump’s supporters are older, less educated Americans. Monmouth University has released a bar graph chart highlighting the demographic behind Trump’s lead.
The statistics show Donald Trump mostly appeals to older, Republican men without college degrees. Although the voter selections of college graduates and female voters, with and without college degrees, are also included in the poll analysis, uneducated, older white male voters are still a dominant factor in the poll results. Trump is also highly favored by conservative voters with similar educational backgrounds. If this particular trend continues, the fate of America’s presidential future could potentially be dominated by uneducated voters. Although, Donald Trump is an Ivy league graduate himself.
The unbalanced partisanship has raised concerns among Republican candidates who believe Donald Trump’s lead is only based on public fear, according to The Fiscal Times. By now, everyone with an Internet connection knows exactly how Donald Trump feels about immigration, Muslims, ISIS, and gun control.
In the wake of mass shootings and terrorist attacks, along with the endless speculation about the ulterior motives of Syrian refugees, Donald Trump has the perfect platform to push his seemingly radical political agenda. The Fiscal Times has detailed Americans’ reactions to all dominant problems plaguing the country, citing:
- “Americans are freaking out over possible terrorist attacks in this country.”
- “They’re sorely disappointed in President Obama’s leadership dealing with ISIS.”
- “They’re struggling to come to terms with the controversy within the Republican presidential campaign – all for good reason.”
Since President Obama’s directives are being questioned due to the ongoing problems with immigration policies and terrorism, Donald Trump’s approach to many of these issues seems like an expeditious way to resolve long-term problems that have plaguing America for quite some time. His dominant assertiveness leads many Americans to believe he can get the job done, which is why so many people are standing behind him.
According to the latest Gallup survey, there is now a sharp decline in Americans ability to trust the government’s political adroitness to make sound decisions that will protect citizens from future acts of terrorism.
The government may be facing a slew of problems but these issues are definitely working in Donald Trump’s favor. The numbers don’t lie. But, would Donald Trump’s radical approach be beneficial for the American people or would he cause more problems over time? The latter happens to be the argument Trump’s presidential opponents are posing. However, if the claims about uneducated voters prove to be true, Trump’s supporters may not even be concerned with the cons due to his unprecedented level of confidence.
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