Decision 2016: Trump popularity grows, GOP trembles

January 22, 2016
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For Donald Trump, the GOP front runner, two schools of thought prevail within the camp of the Republican Party. One of this is that he can’t possibly end up as the party nominee, and the second being that he looks increasingly likely to be the man to fly the flag of the party. On the first thought, GOP pundits and strategists in recent days have issued barbed denunciations of the real-estate mogul. Mr. Trump as nominee “would pose a profound threat to the Republican Party,” wrote Peter Wehner, a former adviser to President George W. Bush. Another believe a Trump win would mark “a massive ideological and moral revision” of the GOP.

It’s a divided house

The Republican party has been in a sort of division over who should be supported to be the nominee of the party in the coming presidential election. All the candidates have been seeking support from every corner, individuals and groups for endorsement. Recently,Bob Dole, former republican presidential nominee in 1996 said he preferred a Trump candidacy. the same goes for Sarah Palin, who also endorsed Trump.

Trump gaining strength by the day

It is no longer new to American voters that the real estate mogul says what he likes and can throw jabs at any of his rivals, either within his party or among the Democrats. The recent  polls, have seen Donald Trump gaining strength in all the early states, and lags only in Iowa, where voters are set to kick things off in all of 12 days. Mr. Trump has shown remarkable staying power and appears to be assembling a disparate block of supporters that could portend surprises in many states. He continues to draw huge crowds in highly unorthodox places.

Can Trump sustain his lead?

Observers of the republican party and its candidates have asked whether Trump will be able to raise his support high enough to win when the field narrows. The GOP will definitely have a lot to look into as the Iowa and New Hampshire votes draw near. According to the WSJ, election observers have noted that it’s still early, that things will shake out when the voting draws near.

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