Despite many calls by politicians for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race, he isn’t. Why? Check out some recent polling. The Hill reports:
Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the GOP presidential race, a new poll finds.
Fifty two percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents want the outspoken real estate magnate to stay in the race, according to a CNN/ ORC International Poll released early Sunday.
Thirty three percent want him to drop out, however, and 15 percent say he should run as an independent.
Despite what you think of him in terms of policy or electability, there’s no denying that Trump has shaken up the 2016 race. His popularity has undoubtedly surprised many of his GOP rivals and the media. The question is why—why have so many Republicans and Republican-leaning independents taken so well to Trump? Some questions to think about…
Are people so utterly disgusted with conventional politicians that they feel there’s nothing to lose by opting for someone completely different?
Are many simply uninspired by the rest of the GOP field?
Do voters view Trump as refreshingly blunt and fearless on an often politically-correct, cowardly political stage?
Are personality traits rather than policy reliability leading people’s support for Trump? Or is it both?
Are people simply enjoying the entertainment facet of politics, which Trump undeniably brings to the table?
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