Here’s How Trump’s Chances Were Impacted By McCain Insults
July 27, 2015 8:23am PST
For the last few weeks, we have been reporting on Donald Trump, who found himself the target of liberal backlash after he criticized the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico during his campaign announcement.
While many didn’t take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate at the beginning, that all changed when polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination. This caused the GOP establishment to panic, as they know that they can’t control what Trump does.
Many thought Trump ruined his presidential hopes when he said that Arizona Senator John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured and held prisoner for five years during the Vietnam War. This came days after McCain vilified Trump to the press, saying that he has rallied the “crazies” to vote for him.
Unfortunately for Trump’s naysayers, it has now been revealed that the McCain scandal didn’t hurt the business mogul’s presidential hopes at all. In fact, Trump’s poll numbers actually rose in Iowa.
Before making his controversial remarks, Trump was polling in at 16% in Iowa. According to The Blaze, his numbers rose to 18% afterwards.
Scott Walker is currently in the lead in the crucial state of Iowa with 19%, so Trump is just behind him. Jeb Bush is currently at 12%, Ben Carson is at 8%, Mike Huckabee is at 7% and Rand Paul at 5%.
It wasn’t all good news for Trump, however. His McCain comments caused his numbers to drop in New Hampshire from 26% to 14%. However, he still remains in the lead nationwide in the GOP race.
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