FiveThirtyEight doesn’t think so…..
If that’s true?
Trump has a problem…..
The FOX questioning was surprising tough….
Let’s remember FOX makes it’s money from the establishment Republican’s
If Trump thought he was gonna go into the debate and waltz over the first hits from the Grand Old Parties proxies, he was surly fooling himself….
Fighting them will keep him in the spotlight…..(This my third post on him this morning)…..
But the GOP is just about done making ‘nice ‘to a guy waging asymertical warfair against it….
Donald Trump is a master at playing off the public’s distrust for the news media, portraying every negative story as a needless distraction from his quest to “Make America Great Again.” You’d think this strategy would become tiresome, but there’s a market for it, especially among Republicans, who are more distrustful of the mainstream media than Democrats.
But one exception to this distrust is Fox News, which hosted the first GOP debate in Cleveland last night. According to a March Quinnipiac poll, 80 percent of Republicans say they trust Fox News either “a great deal” or “somewhat,” as compared to 16 percent who say they trust the network “not so much” or “not at all.” Those numbers are almost identical to the high marks Democrats give MSNBC and the other news networks.
So a Republican [ Trump is NOT a Republican Nate ] complaining about unfair coverage from Fox is like a Democrat complaining she’s been thrown under the bus by MSNBC (or at least anyone at MSNBC other than Joe Scarborough). Regardless of the merits of the case, the plea is likely to fall on deaf ears…..
This whole thing is prime example why Jeb Bush (A politican) was careful last night and Trump wasn’t….
Jeb is in second place, and will stand to gain with a Trump fall from grace…
GOP insiders: Donald Trump is biggest loser
Donald Trump’s first presidential debate was a disaster.
That’s the assessment of Republican insiders in this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top strategists, activists and operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire. They offered their reactions immediately after watching Thursday’s 9 p.m. prime-time debate in Cleveland.
Forty-four percent called the controversial real estate mogul the biggest loser of the evening, critiquing everything from his refusal to rule out a third party run, to perceived misogynistic comments to his acceptance of single-payer health care in other countries.
“Trump is an egomaniacal thug and everyone who never watched The Apprentice now knows that, too,” an Iowa Republican charged.
“What was his worst response: third party, chauvinism, single-payer, or bankruptcies?” railed a New Hampshire Republican, who like all participants was granted anonymity in order to speak freely. “His limited number of supporters can’t look the other way on this stuff forever.”
“Trump came across as peevish in his refusal to support the victor of the primary process,” said another New Hampshire Republican. “As a Republican I was proud of all the candidates on the platform with the exception of Trump.”