Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll Shows Trump Trailing by Double Digits Against Clinton, Sanders and Biden

Donald Trump
An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday shows how incredibly weak Republican Donald Trump would as a general election candidate.

The national poll of registered voters has a number of head-to-head matchups.  Facing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump trails by 10%.  Vermont Senator and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders beats Trump by 16% in the poll, while, Vice President leads Trump by 21%.

The poll shows Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush doing much better than Trump as GOP nominee.  Fiorina and Carson best Clinton by 1%, while Bush trails Clinton by 1%.  When those same candidates are matched up against Biden, the Vice President leads ranges from 6% to 8%.

The non-Trump GOP candidates are not matched up against Sanders in the poll.


Pete Boggs said...

NBC / WSJ: More reliable polling sores than sources...

Paul K. Ogden said...

If we conservatives turn on Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, I'm not sure what source we think is believable. Rest assured, the WSJ didn't do the poll themselves. The Journal I'm sure hired a reputable pollster (couldn't find the name) as do most major source. It's not like it's a Zogby internet poll where people sign up to participate. There is a science to polling. An inexact science, mind you, but a science nonetheless.

It astonishes me that, given the greatest opportunity in a decade to elect a conservative Republican some of us are actually think about voting for someone for the GOP nomination who has a long and recent history of supporting liberal positions. Trump has said he is "very pro choice" and supports partial birth abortion. Yet we are supposed to believe he went from the most extreme position one can have on abortion, to being pro life? (To this day, Trump wants to continue taxpayers funding Planned Parenthood.) And that is only one of many positions in which Trump has supposedly rejected his liberal comments of the past, just in time to run for the Republican nomination.

LamLawIndy said...

Paul's correct. It's one thing if one's opinions on issues evolve over time. Mine certainly did regarding the appropriateness of drug prohibition. It's quite another when one's views change preceeding a run for office.