Trump first in the polls in the Republican Party
The American tycoon Donald Trump has become the favorite of the GOP primary and, despite being involved in multiple so-called controversies, he has managed to outperform the rest of his rivals in the race for the nomination for the White House.
A poll published by the newspaper The Washington Post and ABC News gives Trump 24 percent of support among Republican voters, an unprecedented level that contrasts with polls published earlier reflecting a more divided scenario among the leading candidates .
Trump has caused controversy after he announced his intention to become president of the United States.
Especially controversial have been his statements about Mexicans, who, according to Trump come to the United States in search of free services such as social security and healthcare.
Trump also denounced the arrival of foreign criminals due to the fact that the southern US border remains wide open.
The Donald, as he is known, has also spoken controversially about neocon Republican John McCain. During an interview, Trump said that the Arizona Senator was considered a hero of Vietnam because he was captured.
“I like those that were not captured,” he said. Now the Republican establishment and McCain himself are asking Trump to apologize about his remarks.
Despite the controversy caused by Trumps statements on McCain, which are in part true, in reality John McCain is no war hero, as explained by Sydney Schanberg, in his report titled “McCain and the POW Cover-Up“.
According to Schanberg, “John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home.”
The polls shows that behind the millionaire businessman comes Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, with only 13 percent. One point behind him is the former governor of Florida Jeb Bush.
The list of the top ten candidates is completed by Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Chris Christie. All of these men enjoy a significant support, as they barely hit 8 percent.
An average of recent polls taken at the national level will help decide which of the ten candidates faces off in the first televised debate, scheduled for August 6 and organized by the television network Fox News.
Republican polls have been fluctuating in recent weeks and presage an open race in which none of the candidates gets settled as favorite.
Instead, on the Democratic side, all eyes are on the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the woman behind the Libya gun-running scandal.
Right now, 68 percent of Democrats have said they will vote for her in the primaries, confirming an enthusiasm that puts Clinton as the one to beat.
But the social support given to Clinton has been resenting in recent months, although The Washington Post and ABC News place the second candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, with only 16 percent.
These percentages do not take into account a hypothetical bid of US Vice President Joe Biden, who has not clarified his political future.
With Biden;s name still in the air, Clinton would fall to 63 percent and Sanders to 14 percent, while the vice president would get 12 percent.