RALEIGH, NC--Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s increasingly heated rhetoric does not seem to be scaring off his supporters, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday. The poll shows Trump climbing to 27 percent, good for first place, despite last week’s frightening promise to kill everyone who votes for him.
Trump made the promise at a campaign rally in Raleigh, NC.
The crowd gave another enthusiastic ovation and chanted Trump's name as he left the stage.
His vow was roundly criticized from within his own party, with rival nominees taking to Twitter to voice their disgust. Jeb Bush, far behind in the polls, took the opportunity to lash out at Trump at a campaign stop in Iowa.
Pundits were at a loss to explain Trump’s appeal after the most recent controversy, and were shocked that his campaign has lasted this long. For many, the realization is starting to creep in that Donald Trump could be the Republican nominee for President.
“I don’t understand any of this,” said Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer. “It’s inexplicable. Do these people want to die? He’s really serious about this, and people are still supporting him. I mean I guess I kind of get it in a way. I’d rather die than vote for Ben Carson, too, but still.”
While most Trump supporters insist they don’t want to die, they do appreciate the candidate’s candor and bluntness in an age of political correctness and talking points.
“Most candidates come in and pander to you,” said Cody Boyd, 47, who attended the Raleigh campaign event. “They tell you what you want to hear, butter you up, and recite some bland talking points. But Trump really shoots from the hip. If he wants to kill us all, he just says it. Contrast that to Marco Rubio, who clearly wants to murder every single one of us, but instead stands there and tells lame ass stories about his father the bartender."
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Trump Surges In Polls Despite Vowing To Kill Everyone Who Votes For Him
|December 8, 2015|