“It’s like in golf,” he said. “A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive,” said Mr. Trump, a Republican. “It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”
Rep. Frank Guinta headed to Portsmouth today and shelled out $1000 to have lunch with Donald Trump. When he and the Donald chatted in the hallway, do you think maybe Guinta established his Birther bona fides with Trump by telling him about this exchange he had with a constituent?
In last week’s ARG survey of likely GOP voters in the New Hampshire presidential primary, 47% responded that they consider themselves “supporters” of the Tea Party. An earlier Magellan survey found 58% of likely Granite State GOP primary voters supported the goals of the Tea Party “all” or “most of the time.”
Mitt Romney maintained a similar lead among the Tea Party supporters (30%) and those who said they are not supporters or are undecided (33%). Several other potential candidates, however, displayed a significant difference in support between the two groups. Donald Trump (Tea party supporters: 21%, non-supporters: 14%) and Newt Gingrich (11%, 5%) received significantly more support from Tea Party supporters, while Rudy Giuliani (2%, 14%) and Mike Huckabee (4%, 11%) received more support from those who are not Tea Party supporters.
The results were based on telephone interviews of 600 likely Republican primary voters (422 Republicans and 178 undeclared voters). The survey had a margin of error of +/- 4% at the 95% confidence interval. It was conducted on April 16 - 21, 2011.
As GOP presidential wannabes begin to flood the state, Mitt Romney continues to hold a double-digit lead over his nearest competitor in the New Hampshire presidential primary. (Though as I’ve said, it doesn’t matter.)
In a new ARG survey of likely Republican primary voters, Romney leads the field with 32%. Donald Trump is his nearest competitor with 17%. Four others —Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul — trail far behind at 8%.
The rest of the field — Bachmann, Barbour, Cain, Daniels, Huntsman, Johnson, Karger, Palin, Pataki, Rand Paul, Pawlenty, Roemer and Santorum — fails to register more than 1 or 2%.
The results are based on telephone interviews of 600 likely Republican primary voters (422 Republicans and 178 undeclared voters). The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4% at the 95% confidence interval. It was conducted on April 16 - 21, 2011.
Real estate magnate Donald Trump swears he’s not behind the New Hampshire telephone survey that queries voters about 2012 Republican candidates and includes 30 or so questions about the Donald. Nevertheless, Trump used the opportunity to heap praise on Granite Staters:
“I really like the people of New Hampshire because they’re strong people, they’re intelligent people.”
Informal campaigning for the Republican 2012 New Hampshire primary is well underway.