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.