WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 – According to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, “Among registered voters, 33 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents now favor [Donald] Trump for the [GOP presidential] nomination, with 20 percent for [Dr. Ben] Carson – up 9 percentage points and 14 percentage points, respectively, since July.
Jeb Bush has crumpled to 8 percent, down from a field-leading 21 percent in March and his first single-digit result in ABC/Post polls this cycle,” said ABC News.
The same poll finds Hillary Clinton’s “honesty” stands at 39 percent with voters and that her ability to “empathize” with the little people is a mere 46 percent.
Pat Caddell, former White House pollster for President Jimmy Carter, told Fox News, “I watched the morning [talk] shows, which is enough to give me really bad heartburn, and these people keep saying, “Oh, Hillary [Clinton] still can’t lose”… none of them have learned anything. They don’t understand the system now. They don’t understand that we are having a literal uprising against the political class. This is revolution. This is not merely a, ‘Let’s have a little protest here in the fall.’ It is a change of the political order.”
Caddell went on to say that the ABC/Post poll is heavily biased toward Democrats, “If they are showing [Hillary leading by] three points, then Trump’s ahead, I guarantee.”
Trump is riding the political tsunami created by the confluence of domestic and foreign events, both centering on unfettered immigration and its deleterious effects on host nations.
According to the United Nations refugee agency, more than 366,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year. And in a period of just a week, over 17,000 refugees streamed over the German border, triggering tighter border controls.
“When word of the new restrictions made the rounds at the main station in Salzburg, Austria, the last major stop on the rail journey to Germany, hundreds of migrants were taken off the blocked trains and to a garage nearby… A simple sign was posted on the station’s information boards: ‘No railway service by order of German authorities due to German migrant crisis,’” the New York Times reported.
The German government estimates that in 2016, 460,000 migrants will avail themselves of the nation’s social services. And it is certain that once settled, a new voting bloc (many of them Muslims) will begin flexing their political muscle, moving that nation in new directions.
Here in America, meanwhile, “More than half of the nation’s immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that’s far higher than the native-born population’s,” said USA Today.
That is worth keeping in mind in the wake of President Obama’s announced resettling of 10,000 Syrian refugees in America, adding to our fulminating immigration crisis.
Paul Soltaroff of Rolling Stone magazine, who shadowed Donald Trump for 10 days, wrote, “What I saw was enough to make me take him dead serious. If you’re waiting for Trump to blow himself up in a Hindenburg of gaffes or hate speech, you’re in for a long, cold fall and winter. Donald Trump is here for the duration – and gaining strength and traction by the hour.”
It’s the immigration issue, stupid. And it is building a wall of separation between Trump and his “crumbling” competition.