Donald Trump’s steady rise in American polls has been fascinating.
Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge has copied a graph from The Economist which shows Trump’s polling since June. There have only been two points at which the billionaire was even with another Republican candidate: July 18 (Jeb Bush) and early November (Ben Carson).
Americans clearly like him. He speaks for them. They have been muzzled for too long.
A survey taken on December 18 by PPP (Public Policy Polling) shows that Trump’s support among Republican Party — GOP — voters has jumped eight points in the past month.
The Hill reports:
Trump’s favorability has also grown. He’s rated at 51 percent favorable, 37 unfavorable; an improvement over his 51-37 split in November.
“As the year comes to a close Donald Trump is just getting stronger,” Dean Debnam, president of PPP, said in a statement.
“His support for the nomination is growing but so is his overall favorability which suggests his ceiling could be higher than often assumed.”
Whilst Trump’s more recent pronouncements might not be flavour of the month in Britain, Americans think he should be more outspoken. Even younger people and all minority groups think so. In fact, most of his opposition comes from older white Americans.
Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker says that the establishment is frightened that Donald Trump will expose the truth about America’s two main political parties. That ‘ugly truth’, as Denninger puts it, is indifference.
Trump can do it easily because of his wealth. He has what he needs (emphasis in the original):
He has no need to play the indifference game; there is no amount of money he can gain or lose in his lifetime that will change his lifestyle. He has his own security and doesn’t need yours, he has his own money and also doesn’t need yours.
Denninger explains the opposition to Trump:
The visceral reaction you’re seeing in the media isn’t about Trump’s policies. It’s fear that’s motivating them.
Fear of exposure of their collusion in this indifference.
Americans already know that, though. It seems they are delighted someone has finally had the guts to speak up.
What do you think of Donald Trump? Would you compare him to Nigel Farage? Could you see him as the leader of the free world? Why or why not?