Election 2016 Poll

Trump is Still the GOP Frontrunner

Written by SK Ashby

Trump's candidacy has been pronounced dead by the political press almost as many times as Obamacare, but he's still the frontrunner according to a new Quinnipiac University National poll.

It doesn't appear to matter what outrageous shit he or members of his campaign say as he captures his highest margin of support yet.

Trump's 20 percent is the largest tally for a Republican contender in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Behind Trump are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10 percent. No other Republican tops 6 percent and 12 percent are undecided.

Trump also tops the "no way" list as 30 percent of Republican voters say they would definitely not support him. New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is next at 15 percent with Bush at 14 percent.

My gut tells me Trump will crash and burn at some point, but if that hasn't happened already I can't imagine what it will take to bring him down.

The more important story may be the milquetoast candidacies of Walker and Bush, both of whom peaked in popularity before they even formally announced their candidacy.

It's still early, but with the first primary debate just a week away it's no longer that early. If I were the RNC, I'd be very concerned about the possibility that Trump could emerge from the debates with an even higher level of support.