For the last few days, we have been reporting on the controversy surrounding comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement.
During his speech, the legendary businessman complained about the many criminals that are sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico, calling many of them “rapists.” Outraged, the Spanish-language television channel Univision announced that they would be boycotting Trump by refusing to broadcast his Miss Universe Pageant.
Unfazed, Trump has stood by the comments he made, saying repeatedly that the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico has become problematic. Last week, he filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for dropping the Miss Universe pageant.
This week, the establishment at the GOP has turned on Trump and tried to get him to “tone down” his opinions because they rock the boat and upset the status quo.
These haters on the Republican side will not be pleased with a new poll that has revealed Trump is the top GOP challenger in North Carolina. According to Conservative Tribune, Trump topped the poll with a whopping 16% of the vote. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker tied for second with 12% and Mike Huckabee came in right behind them with 11%.
The poll was conducted by the Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling found that Trump’s surge was due mostly to an increasing favorability rating among men and young people.
“Trump’s favorability rating in North Carolina is 55/32, much higher than we were finding in national polls prior to his entry into the race,” PPP’s report said. “Trump’s really caught fire with voters on the far right — 66% of ‘very conservative’ voters see him favorably to only 24 percent with a negative view of him. Trump is polling particularly well with younger voters (29 percent) and men (20 percent).”
They added that Trump’s numbers are being boosted by conservative independents in particular.
“Among ‘very conservative’ Republicans, only 37 percent see him favorably to 44 percent who have a negative opinion of him and only 7 percent of those voters support him for the nomination, putting him in seventh place in the GOP field,” PPP continued.
The PPP found that Hillary Clinton still has the lead among Democrats in North Carolina, with her polling in at 55%. However, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is catching up to her with 20% of the vote.
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