The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Words I Never Thought I Would Write: Trump Leads GOP 2012 Poll


Er… you’re hired?

 Donald Trump is now tied with Mike Huckabee for first place when Republicans are asked who they support for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, according to a new national poll.

But while a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that the real estate mogul and reality TV star has nearly doubled his support since mid-March, it doesn’t mean he has smooth sailing ahead.

“More than four in ten Republicans say they would not like to see Trump toss his hat in the ring,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

What is this? A genuine desire to see a real estate developer in the White House? A gut-level appreciation for his blunt talk? A sign that name ID counts for everything at this point?

Tags: Donald Trump , Mike Huckabee


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