Trump’s No Joke
Donald Trump's presidential candidacy is largely being treated as a joke and a sideshow, but a new poll out June 23rd shows that he might be being dismissed too soon, finding that he's ahead in New Hampshire of all of the other Republican candidates except for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
The Suffolk University poll, which was taken just after both Bush and Trump's presidential announcements last week, put Bush in first place with 14 percent of the vote in the large Republican field, followed by Trump in second place with 11 percent. Behind them were Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with eight percent, Florida Senator Marco Rubio at seven percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at six percent, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at five percent. At the same time, 49 percent of respondents in the first-in-the-nation primary state said they had an unfavorable opinion of Trump.