The establishment media has been flogging an outlier poll in order to push the narrative that the Trump revolution has stalled. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has pulled in front of Trump nationally. However the stories on the results much touted poll fail to mention that the sample is extremely small and limited to hard core conservatives most likely to eschew Trump in favor of a man who seems to be running for national preacher instead of president. The Wall Street Journal is also owned by the virulently anti-Trump Rupert Murdoch whose Fox News network has been involved in an ugly public feud with the Donald. Other polls however tell a different story – or actually the same old story as they show Trump still well ahead of his opponents nationally.
According to Reuters “Trump leads Republican field nationally by more than 20 points: poll”:
Donald Trump has taken a more than 20-point lead over U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in the Republican race for the presidential nomination, bolstering his position ahead of the party’s primary in South Carolina on Saturday, according to a national Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Among Republicans, Trump, a billionaire businessman, drew 40 percent support in the poll conducted from Saturday to Wednesday, compared with 17 percent for Cruz, 11 percent for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, 10 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and 8 percent for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
The results contrasted with those of a national poll conducted this week by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal that showed Trump dropping into a national dead heat with Cruz in the race for the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.
The Hill reports that “Trump hits new high in Quinnipiac national poll”:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reached his highest level of nationwide support in a new Quinnipiac University poll.
Trump leads the race, with 39 percent support, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who garners 19 percent support, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who took 18 percent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) comes in a distant fourth, with 6 percent support, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 4 percent support each.
Trump is up 8 points in the poll since its last iteration earlier this month, which was taken before his resounding New Hampshire primary victory. Cruz is down 4 points and Rubio’s support is unchanged since the Feb. 5 poll.
“Reports of Donald Trump’s imminent demise as a candidate are clearly and greatly exaggerated,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.
As Mark Twain once put it “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes” and that advice should be taken into consideration when viewing the questionable results of the NBC/Wall Street Journal “agenda poll”.