Donald Trump’s habit of shooting off his mouth and provoking outrage isn’t slowing him down at all. The public must find his lack of politically-correct inhibition refreshing. The new Zogby poll shows him leading the Republican pack among likely primary voters.
Overall, he leads 20%, with Jeb Bush coming in at 16%. He leads among conservatives (18%), moderates (28%), and independents (31%). But his big support comes from women, 26% of whom support him.
Among men, in contrast, he comes in fourth, with only 12%! (Bush 21%, Rand Paul 17%, Scott Walker 16%). And among actual Republicans–who for some reason in many states have opened their primaries to non-Republicans–Trump is second at 16%, with Bush leading at 21%.
The bottom line is that it’s women and Independents who are largely responsible for the Trump phenomenon. Any theories why women like him so much? [Read more…]