Several New Polls Prove That the Republican Party is Absolutely Screwed

When it comes to trying to predict the downfall of Donald Trump, I’ve given up. I am absolutely convinced that there’s practically nothing he can say or do at this point to get most conservative voters to turn on him.

That is really bad news for the Republican party.

Right now the GOP has a leading presidential candidate who’s called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals; disrespected a war veteran; called women fat pigs; mocked the disabilities of a reporter; suggested establishing a national database registry for Muslims; said we should murder the families of terrorists; and strongly proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States.

Just let all of that sink in for a moment.

Now, despite what many Republicans may say publicly about “Trump being better than anyone Democrats are running” – don’t believe that for a moment. I have no doubt that there are Republicans within the party – even several who are currently running for president – who’d much rather see Hillary Clinton as our next president than Donald Trump.

Though as time goes on, it’s looking more and more like next year’s general election is going to be quite interesting as several new polls just proved that the GOP is absolutely screwed.

First a little background.

On December 7, Trump publicly called for an all-out ban on Muslims entering the United States. His rhetoric was so outrageous that it prompted Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to immediately condemn the remarks, saying that they don’t represent the values of the Republican party.

Of course, Speaker Ryan’s remarks were quickly debunked by reality after polls showed most Republicans actually agreed with Trump.

Well, the news just keeps getting worse for the GOP as Trump’s numbers have now hit all-time highs.

In the four polls that have been conducted since Trump’s push to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, every single one shows a drastic increase in support for Trump:

  • Monmouth: 41 percent (+13 points)
  • ABC News/Washington Post: 38 percent (+6 points)
  • PPP: 34 percent (+8 points)
  • Fox News: 39 percent (+11 points)

In fact, Trump’s now enjoying his biggest lead of the entire presidential primary.

Again, this all comes after he’s put his full support behind banning all Muslims from entering the United States – to say nothing about the fact that during the fifth GOP debate he showcased that he has no idea what the “nuclear triad” actually means. That’s truly reassuring considering that if he’s elected president, this babbling fool would have access to our nuclear codes.

If you’re one of the shrinking number of Republicans who realize Trump is an idiot, these polls are a nightmare. The GOP can’t risk sabotaging Trump because that will almost certainly cause him to run as an independent. But Republican leadership has to know that Trump as their party’s candidate is going to be a disaster. Their only real hope is that somehow, some way, he manages to self-implode.

If these numbers are any kind of indication of what the future holds, I’m not really sure if there’s anything Trump can do at this point that’ll knock him from his place as the overwhelming frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.

For those few sane Republicans who care about the future of their party, all of their worst fears are starting to become a reality.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Tito

    You uneducated simpleminded none critical thinking Trump despots who think poll numbers amount to caucus votes or primary votes are teatarded stupid…Your ignorance of fact and blind unmitigating hatred for Obama closes off your fascist indoctrinated teabagging mind to any rational thought and will be your pending and predictable undoing…in 2008, Hillary Clinton had a polling of 58% to Obama’s 20% and we saw how that panned out. Trumpster may very well win the GOP fascist nomination and I hope he does because the only way you short yellow bus riding special needs teatards will see that you are a marginalized bunch of angry retardz who think they are victims is by getting soundly rejected for the third straight national election that does not involve a SCOTUS ruling for the abject loser.

    • Vin IsHuge

      EPIC BLAST!!!!

  • DavidD

    Trump could jump up on a table, turn around, drop his pants ,bend over and show every one old one eye and his poll numbers would go up. The people whose resentments and fears the GOP has played on since Nixon are pissed off and they ain’t buying the party line anymore. Hatemongering always comes back on those who use it as a political tactic.

  • Secular_Humanist

    Well now, Trump is the product of republican rhetoric. He just puts in “people speak” what republicans have preached for so long. I used to ask my German grandmother how the Third Reich could happen and she couldn’t find an answer herself. Now I know – if low IQ citizens/voters are fed propaganda over a period of time, they will internalize and conform. All it takes is an identifiable enemy within to hate, usually of ethnic nature, to deflect scrutiny away from inept leadership, simple language for the uneducated to understand… But beware, once the (armed) mob is unleashed, (re)gaining control will be impossible…