Watch politicians take their lumps
The spotlight, now, is Donald Trump’s—
Near everybody else gets single digits!
They worry as they mount their stumps
That voters see them all as chumps
Instead of how they looked before: mere idgits.
They’re poring over things he’s said
To copy quick, before they’re dead,
They practice lines until they’ve got them down
And soon enough, they’ll try instead
To wear some roadkill on their head
Cos, clearly, everybody loves a clown!
The latest USA Today poll has The Donald at 17%, with Jeb Bush at 14%, and everybody else, as the verse says, in single digits. Actually, only four candidates (those 2, plus Walker and Cruz) have support that is statistically measurable; the rest are closer to zero than the poll’s margin of error (actually, it is worth mentioning that Bush and Trump are not statistically significantly different in support, which Bush will appreciate and Trump will ignore).
The same poll has Trump losing to Clinton by a larger margin than many other GOP no-chance candidates. I do have to wonder whether some of his popularity comes from Democrats or Independents who are having fun with pollsters. I mean, the reasons given by supporters in every article or comment I have read are simply not consistent with reality. There are no *actual* reasons to support Trump.
Of course, Trump’s real value to the GOP is that he makes everybody else look… if not reasonable, at least not as unreasonable as The Donald.