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Trump drops sharply in poll

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex in Birmingham, Alabama November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex in Alabama. (REUTERS/Marvin Gentry)

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul’s biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22.

The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.

Following the attacks, Trump told an NBC News reporter that he would support requiring all Muslims within the United States to be registered to a special database, which his critics have likened to the mandatory registration of Jews in Nazi Germany.

Trump has also been criticized for flailing his arms and distorting his speech as he mocked a New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who is disabled.

Trump mocked the reporter as he defended his unsubstantiated assertion that during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, he watched on television as “thousands and thousands” of people in New Jersey cheered while the World Trade Center fell.

Still, Trump is not the only front-runner to slide in the latest survey.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has seen his poll numbers drift downward and now trails Trump by more than half, with just 15 percent of Republicans polled saying they would vote for him in the same Nov. 27 poll. As recently as late October, Carson trailed Trump by only six points.

Following Carson, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are tied for third place, with more than 8 percent each.

Following Rubio and Cruz was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, with 7 percent.

The five-day rolling average sample size ranged from 464 to 347 respondents between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27, with a credibility interval of 5.2 to 6.1 percentage points.

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12 thoughts on “Trump drops sharply in poll”

  1. Why bother to elect trump as republican nominee ,he will represent as best republican candidate for president,which means thats how republican voters will look like,early sign of dementia ,character of a person and the insult to american people.

  2. This little factoid is popping up everywhere and I’d swear A. Wise’s name is on more than one. So far, not one poster on any board I’ve been on today has seen a 43% poll ever for Trump. He’s been in the 30’s in the major polls. Also, take a look at the number “polled” and the % for errors. Also, don’t they just love to give the reasons for “drops” when the supposedly occur. It will be a long year.

  3. Trump needs to address the National I.D. card that Hillary as first lady in President Clinton’s first administration tried to push her agenda on Congress, but was shutdown by the public’s adverse response to this surveillance of Americans. How come the media has no memory of this surveillance of all Americans. When Muslims are using Mosques for collaborating and collusion for terrorism, then they have lost their 501c(3) status, therefore, they have lost their religious status. Mexico had the same results with the Catholic Church when they used the church for a haven of insurrection. Ireland with Protestant and Catholic adversity had the same results. Please let Donald know that Hillary is the true Nazis for her National I.D. card which would have all of us under the Governments’ thumb, what is more Nazis than this example. When a particular segment of the population threatens the rest of us that is not a Nazi and neither is Trump but wants to keep us safe. I know American that doesn’t feel threatened with these Muslim sleepers!

  4. I thought that by Spring Clump would be history or third partying himself but I see he just fell another 12 points in the polls for his maligning of a handicap! He`s really making great PR for his International self aint he? What a maroon!

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