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YouGov’s 2016 GOP Frontrunner Is … Donald Trump

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MORE MOMENTUM FOR THE “REPUBLICAN” PARTY’S NEW FILTERLESS LEADER …

|| By FITSNEWS || We may look back on this headline one day and laugh … or we may look back on it and be like “damn.”

According to this week’s Economist/YouGov poll, the new frontrunner for the “Republican” presidential nomination is none other than … “The Donald.”

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump is the first choice of 15 percent of registered GOP voters nationwide – ahead of libertarian leaning U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and establishment favorite Jeb Bush, both of whom registered 11 percent support.

Take a look …

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(Graph via YouGov)

“Trump looks even better as a candidate this week when Republicans are asked for their second choice,” YouGov’s pollsters noted. “When they are, Trump extends his lead. One in four Republicans who are registered to vote say he is their first or second choice.”

Interesting …

It’s also consistent with recent state-level data (here and here).

What’s driving Trump’s “yeasting” in the polls?

Well … he’s at war with Mexico.  And political correctness.  And lots of “Republicans” eschew Mexicans.  Which is politically incorrect.

Of course there’s a catch …

“Trump supporters may be making more of a statement than voting for someone they consider a contender,” the pollsters added.  “Just one in five of Trump’s supporters think Trump will win the nomination.”

Who do they think will win?

Bush …

Take a look …

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(Graph via YouGov)

(Sigh).

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