Donald Trump, defying political gravity

August 10, 2015

How much did the grandstanding at last week’s Republican debate sway voters? That depends. The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll found Donald Trump still holding onto a wide lead among the party despite an acerbic debate and a feud with Fox television anchor Megyn Kelly that have bolstered charges of sexism.  Trump led the party’s 17-strong 2016 presidential field with the backing of 24 percent of Republican voters, unchanged from before Thursday’s televised debate.

His closest rival, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, trails at 12 percent, down from 17 percent before the debate. No other candidate earned more than 8 percent in the online poll, conducted between the end of the debate and Sunday.

Read more here and get the full poll results here. 

n Donald Trump answers a question as fellow candidates Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (L) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) listen at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Donald Trump answers a question as fellow candidates Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (L) and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) listen at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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One can not blind sun with a palm of hand.The very Q.of Kelly was not appropriate.She should have respected a presidential candidate,how so ever he is.A good journalist will not go that far.A moderator should be moderate.Even if Trump has spoken (May be for one particular woman in anger,she can not apply generally for all women to ask about.

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