Donald Trump's poll numbers reach their highest point ever, Democrats rejoice
So much for Donald Trump's momentum hitting a wall. Despite making comments that have been labeled "sexist" by many on the political right and left, the billionaire real estate mogul is enjoying his largest lead yet.
After Trump and Fox News host Megyn Kelly got into a heated exchange during Thursday night's primary debate, it was widely predicted that it was the beginning of the end for his campaign. According to the latest poll released August 10 by The Morning Consult, Trump is now polling with 32 percent support from registered Republicans. Trump gained seven points when compared to the same poll released last month, as he continues to surprise political expects. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush landed in second place, but with only 11 percent support, he's over 20 points behind Trump in the primary. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson finished in third place with 9 percent, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio rounding out the top five with six percent each. Carly Fiorina is finally showing some signs of traction, moving up to three percent of the vote from one percent last month, after a strong performance during the "Happy Hour" debate. While establishment Republicans are worried over a possible Trump candidacy, Democrats are thrilled, believing that the former host of "The Apprentice" would be beatable in a general election. With five weeks until the next debate, taking place live on CNN on September 16, only time will tell if Trump will stay in the good graces of enough Republican voters. Feuding with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, a favorite of conservative voters, was suppose to be the nail in his political coffin, but Trump appears to be almost bulletproof in regards to his election chances.