Poll: Majority of US Republicans Prefer Someone Else to Trump

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    Jun 28, 2016 7:27 AM GMT
    It would appear that if you have a college education you don't want Trump, but if you have less formal education you do want him, as a general trend. Leading to the possible conclusion that educated people want their leaders to have serious substance, while the less educated are persuaded by simplistic slogans.

    Just 45 percent of Republican voters say they are satisfied with Donald Trump as their party's presumptive presidential nominee, while 52 percent say they would have preferred someone else, according to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    By comparison, the numbers are reversed for Hillary Clinton among Democrats - 52 percent of Democratic voters are satisfied with Clinton, and 45 percent prefer someone else.

    GOP attitudes about Trump break along ideological and educational lines. By a 53 percent-to-45 percent margin, conservative Republicans say they prefer a different nominee to Trump, while moderates are split 49 percent to 49 percent.

    Maybe more tellingly, 58 percent of Republicans with a high-school education or less are satisfied with Trump as the party's presumptive nominee, versus 60 percent of Republicans with a college degree who want someone else.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/poll-majority-republicans-prefer-someone-else-trump-n599861
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    Jun 28, 2016 8:26 AM GMT
    Of course, it does beg the question: how come Trump did so well in Republican primaries? That he became the presumptive Presidential candidate?

    Are these current polls wrong? Did the college graduates who don't approve of Trump fail to vote? Do high school graduates outnumber college graduates that much in the Republican Party? Is it morning-after buyer regret?

    An interesting disconnect between the voting poll results of a few months ago versus the opinion polls now being conducted. Anyone have any ideas how this can be?
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    Jun 28, 2016 1:41 PM GMT
    Polls like this are just done and presented to sway public opinion. Maybe they purposely polled mostly establishment Republicans. Not only is Trump the presumptive Republican nominee, he won a lot of states by large margins even before Cruz and Kasich threw in their towels. He even defeated some of the other nominees in their home states.
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    Jun 28, 2016 2:09 PM GMT
    These polls are ridiculous and bogus. As Cody4U pointed out, they are just "presented to sway public opinion". They are trying to paint the Trump voter as uneducated, white, blue collar, blah-blah-blah and it's false. Trump supporters come from all ages, ethnicities, and income brackets, men and women. I've never taken a poll, but I've been to two Trump rallies here in Phoenix and seen it for myself. I was actually surprised at how many young people were at the last rally. Saw signs saying everything from "Proud Latinos 4 Trump" to "Young Democrats For Trump" to "Veterans For Trump" and many others. I know plenty of very educated and successful people who are voting Trump, so the OP's assertion that "If you have a college education you don't want Trump" is just not true.
  • leanandclean

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    Jun 28, 2016 2:31 PM GMT
    I don't think he got more than 45% in most of the contested primaries.
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    Jun 28, 2016 2:51 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said... poll results of a few months ago versus the opinion polls now being conducted
    fairly reliable source; NBC News/Wall Street Journal conducted June 19-23 of 1,000 registered voters. 3% error rate.

    on realjock you see a lot of inflammatory links like from MotherJones or NRA.com, this seems not one of these.
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    Jun 28, 2016 2:52 PM GMT
    By the time it was down to three options, Cruz wasn't much more appealing than Trump, and Kasich had basically zero chance of earning the nomination. My own grandmother didn't even vote in the primary, possibly for the first time in her adult life. The choices we were given, quite frankly, sucked. No one truly energized the base, and Trump was the only one making any headlines. I know quite a few Reps who'll vote for him out of sheer party loyalty (or hatred of Hil) even though they think he's a terrible candidate. But the people who've supported Trump from the beginning? I truly believe that the majority of them are the "under-educated".
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    Jun 28, 2016 4:01 PM GMT
    I know he got a plurality of the Republican votes but did he get the actual majority of the votes? I think as of May, he hadn't yet.
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    Jun 28, 2016 5:00 PM GMT
    woodfordr saidI know he got a plurality of the Republican votes but did he get the actual majority of the votes? I think as of May, he hadn't yet.



    It was virtually impossible to get a majority of the votes with 16 other candidates that basically whittled down to 3 toward the end until Cruz & Kasich dropped out. Regardless, he got more votes than any GOP candidate in history. That in itself speaks to his popularity.
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    Jun 28, 2016 5:51 PM GMT
    2Bnaked saidThe only Poll I see Trump on?? A Poll Vault!

    Higher and Higher....he's taking it away !
    Stay cool



    Trump hasn't even begun yet. Today will be a big speech. But The Big Pivot will be his GOP convention speech
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    Jun 28, 2016 5:56 PM GMT
    Trump is VERY POPULAR

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    2bnaked & Curiousjockaz.

    But I don't see the rest of the country feeling it.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 28, 2016 6:42 PM GMT
    Kickstartering saidTrump is VERY POPULAR

    with

    2bnaked & Curiousjockaz.

    But I don't see the rest of the country feeling it.

    That is because you are a brain dead idiot. Trump is definitely a much more desirable and qualified candidate for the White House than that pathological liar the hapless Hillary ho.
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    Jun 28, 2016 7:16 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Kickstartering saidTrump is VERY POPULAR

    with

    2bnaked & Curiousjockaz.

    But I don't see the rest of the country feeling it.

    That is because you are a brain dead idiot. Trump is definitely a much more desirable and qualified candidate for the White House than that pathological liar the hapless Hillary ho.


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    Jun 28, 2016 7:43 PM GMT
    Kickstartering saidTrump is VERY POPULAR

    with

    2bnaked & Curiousjockaz.

    But I don't see the rest of the country feeling it.



    Well, we know at least 14 million who are feeling it. Not a bad start
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    Jul 01, 2016 4:20 AM GMT
    It is what it is.

    I will vote for anyone with a pulse before I vote for the hildebeast.

    Rasmussen Poll: Trump 43%, Clinton 39% -- June 30, 2016



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    Jul 01, 2016 7:43 AM GMT
    I spend half my time in Atlanta, Georgia and I have plenty of Republican friends there.
    NONE OF THEM will vote for Trump!
    Most won't vote for the first time.
    But if Trump gets even close in the polls, they will vote for Hillary.
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    Jul 01, 2016 12:22 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Kickstartering saidTrump is VERY POPULAR

    with

    2bnaked & Curiousjockaz.

    But I don't see the rest of the country feeling it.

    That is because you are a brain dead idiot. Trump is definitely a much more desirable and qualified candidate for the White House than that pathological liar the hapless Hillary ho.
    Lol there ya go roadbikerob.
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    Jul 01, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
    The GOP, in putting Trump at the top of the ticket, is endorsing a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism,” Paulson wrote in a scathing op-ed in The Washington Post.

    “Enough is enough. It’s time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump"

    NEVER TRUMP!
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    Jul 01, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidIt is what it is.

    I will vote for anyone with a pulse before I vote for the hildebeast.



    I will vote for anyone with a pulse before I vote for Drumpf. And I'm a registered Rep. I can at least tolerate Hil.
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    Jul 01, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
    According to MILO somethings are going to change!

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    Jul 02, 2016 4:15 AM GMT
    Donald Trump is running one of the most incompetent campaigns in modern history, but he has allies and awful bedfellows, like the "United Cyber Caliphate", who published thousands of names and addresses of US nationals (and of individuals of other countries) and urged that they be killed in the name of Allah...and they also had hacked DNC computers...so don't rule him out yet.

    They even have really nifty graphics like this one:
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    Jul 02, 2016 4:52 AM GMT
    2BFree saidAccording to MILO somethings are going to change!



    I think the Orlando Shooting is very much an isolated incident, and ISIS, and of course the Russians themselves, had nothing to do with it. (On the other hand, things like the Ferguson Riots and the Cologne Mass Rape/Molestations did not occur in isolation and I believe Obama and Merkel highly suspects the Russians to be behind them but have no direct proof to support these suspicions). Omar wasn't liked by Puerto Ricans yet he was very attracted to them anyway (I thought a possible angle to the shooting was "why don't white men not like me" but it was really "why don't Puerto Ricans like me") , this, combined with having to deal with insecure Asian/Pahstun parents concerned with what other people think about them compromised his state of mind, and it was made worse by the feeling of betrayal after he had a Puerto Rican threesome where one of the individuals wasn't upfront with his HIV status (or he was made worse from his general experiences in the gay Puerto Rican community).
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    Jul 02, 2016 5:40 AM GMT
    Omar Mateen had to deal with clingy control freaks as parents, much like the perpetrator of what had been the largest mass shooting before Orlando, Seung-Hui Cho. Islam is a cop out. Trump is very misinformed, so misinformed that he's oblivious to his own connections to ISIS (but it's really a connection to Russian organizations fronting as ISIS and whose skills, resources and manpower, even in the form of defections, have helped both ISIS and Donald Trump). Perhaps Islam's time will come, but not now... Doesn't the average person know that the Russians are banned from the Rio Olympics and that the lower Duma had just passed the most repressive law for any country in the last 30 years? I guess people here wouldn't really know, as half the people here seem to unconsciously echo Russian propaganda whenever they could...
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    Jul 02, 2016 5:50 AM GMT
    #LGBT who support "Radical" < sympathisers of the group- Islam get zero sympathy from me when Muslims slaughter them.
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 02, 2016 3:24 PM GMT
    U_K_Y said
    desertmuscl saidIt is what it is.

    I will vote for anyone with a pulse before I vote for the hildebeast.



    I will vote for anyone with a pulse before I vote for Drumpf. And I'm a registered Rep. I can at least tolerate Hil.
    If you vote for that pathological liar Hillary in November than you are just as much a treasonous traitor to this great country as all the brain dead Hillary loving sycophants. Trump is one hundred times more tolerable and trustworthy than the hapless Hillary ho. If you are a true republican than you will do everything possible to keep that scum of the earth Clinton family out of the White House permanently. If it means voting for Trump, than so be iticon_exclaim.gif