Trump At A New High: GOP Voters Love The New Yorker


Most New Yorkers are not politically correct and if you ask them a question be prepared to get a very honest answer. They are loud, at times un apologetic and most of all proud of who they are. Enter, Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner and the man who for only one poll since June has been the Republican voter’s top choice for a 2016 presidential nominee.

Trump has crossed the 40-percent threshold in a new national poll, giving him the largest lead he’s held in any survey so far. In new poll released today the New York businessman, who spends a great deal of time at his home in Florida, does not seem to have been hurt by his controversial call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

In the highly respected Monmouth University survey released this morning and conducted his between Dec. 10 and Dec. 13th  Trump now is at 41 percent support. That gives him a staggering 27-point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as we are a little over 24 hours away from the Tuesday night CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas.

We have Cruz a distant second place, taking 14 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at 10 percent and Ben Carson at 9 percent. That means 77 percent of the vote heading into the Christmas holidays are for candidates not part of the GOP establishment.

The rest of the Republican field barely registers in the poll, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich taking 3 percent support each, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) each taking 2 percent.


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.