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Donald Trump leads a recent poll of Texas Republicans.
It seems that Texas Republicans, like Republicans everywhere else, have caught Trump fever. Insert your favorite pathology joke here.
Donald Trump is the favored presidential candidate among Texas Republican voters, according to a poll released today by the Texas Bipartisan Justice Committee. The Houston Chronicle
reported the results.
Trump leads the poll with 24 percent support. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who had led most Texas polls up to this point, came in second with 16 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the only other candidate to garner more than 10 percent. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Florida Senator Marco Rubio follow close behind.
Trump has proved to be unassailable. Just one of his campaign trail transgressions could have sunk another candidate, but somehow, he’s done more than just stay afloat. Like an aggressive and possibly deadly hot air balloon, he continues to ascend.
Trump’s campaign missteps include:
-labelling Mexicans who cross the southern border rapists
-calling for mass deportation
of illegal immigrants (including those with U.S.-born children)
-suggesting that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly had blood “coming out of her wherever”
-listing his position on just a single issue on his campaign website
-making it clear he was totally joking about those "dating my daughter"
comments he made back in 2006
-offering $50 to anyone willing to cheer for him
at his campaign announcement
That's an impressive lifetime list for anyone. For Trump to rack up those accolades in just a few months is a monument to his abilities as some sort of rabble-rousing hair piece gremlin.
Still, the surge continues. Trump is Teflon. That’s apparently as true in Texas as anywhere else. God help us.