Trump scores big
April 6th, 2011
07:36 PM ET
11 years ago

Trump scores big

Washington (CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump received some good news Wednesday if he chooses to run for the White House in 2012.

According to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, "the Donald" and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for second place with support from 17 percent of likely Republican primary voters, falling behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin trailed with 11 percent and 10 percent respectively.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour received less than 10 percent.

Among self described Tea Party supporters questioned in the survey, the "Celebrity Apprentice" star finished first with 20 percent, followed by Romney with 17 percent, Huckabee with 14 percent, Palin with 12 percent and Gingrich with nine percent.

The NBC/WSJ survey was conducted between March 31 and April 4, with 1,000 people questioned by telephone. The poll had a sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump
soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Roscoe

    You look at this pile of crap....Trump, Huckabee, Palin, etc.....and you just have to feel bad for America. The fact that any American would vote for any of them says we're in deep trouble.

    April 6, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  2. GeminiGirl

    WHAT IS IT WITH THE MEDIA? Trump will not run – because he would have to PUBLICIZE his worth! So he is doing it just to put his name in the "headlines," just like Caribou Barb, who won't run but pretends she is thinking of it, and for the same in the headlines...Come to think of it, EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Repubs considering it has some baggage. The most likely "winner," Mitt Romney, well his baggage is that his MA care was awfully close to the President's healthcare, and also the fact that he is a Mormon, not a Christian...too bad, we have a looong way to go in this country! Besides, Mr. President will again be president in 2012!! YES!

    April 6, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  3. Seattle Sue

    Two big liars at the top of the poll. Really tells something about the Republicans/Tea Party members.

    April 6, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  4. Lee, Mays Landing New Jersey

    This only demonstrates just how much of a joke the once great Republican Party has become. The well-known reptilian "the Donald" had to utter a few stupid racist code-words and whistles with his birther talk, and now he's suddenly a very serious Republican contender for the Presidency of the United States of America.

    In these parts (near his casinos, his bankrupt businesses and his hated dealings), Donald's essentially reptilian nature is no surprise. The bigger tragedy is how this reflects upon what the Republican Party now stands for.

    April 6, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  5. Bill

    Great! Trump and the Tea Party lunatics are a match made in heaven. It will be an easy victory for Obama.

    April 6, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  6. harley

    trump would be better than these old geezer chicks the tea party has....if you want a good looking candidate..megan mcain is the one...the rest of these chicks are not good looking enough to make up for stupidity

    April 6, 2011 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  7. Mike in SA

    These guys who came up with this survey have got to lean hard left. Herman Cain wins the recent Iowa CPC straw poll by a mile, he won the Tea Party Patriots on site straw poll at their conference a month or so ago, yet these guys don't even have him on their list of potential candidates. These guys are clueless.

    April 6, 2011 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  8. smtwnguy

    To the sensible Republicans -its time to end your partys FREAK show-they were somewhat fasinating in the begining, like the bearded lady,the alligator man,and lobster boy at the carnival side show,but after viewing them once the novelty has worn off. Its long past due for you to offer to the voters of your country some candidates that are not an embarassesment to you and the party of Abraham Lincoln.-Palin.Trump,Gingrich,Bachman,–Lincoln would even puke !!!

    April 7, 2011 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  9. Are you kidding me ?

    What the heck is wrong with this country ? Donald Trump is a joke candidate , This man is as shady as Gadhafi that's why he was so willing to do business with him ! The presidency requires integrity , strength of character and a willingness to serve the people as a whole ! Donald Trump is extremely deficient in all those area's ! NO WAY TO DONALD CHUMP ! NOT NOW ,NOT EVER !

    April 7, 2011 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  10. usatruth

    Trumph would be a great President for USA for 2 reasons.
    1) Stop the China cheating on America by raise 25% tax on China imports.
    2) Stop the OPEC (12 countries export oil) from bullshitting with our pockets.

    April 7, 2011 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  11. usatruth

    Trumph is Republican candidate with a Democratic heart (agenda) 🙂

    April 7, 2011 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  12. maine liberal

    this is good news for Obama. the repugnants have no candidate

    support from 17 percent of likely Republican primary voters, falling behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin trailed with 11 percent and 10 percent respectively.

    April 7, 2011 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  13. T'sah from Virginia

    After listening to Trump this morning on Morning Joe – it's a SHAME that he is being entertained and he is a disgrace to the human race!!! Which makes me come to – What PLANET was TRUMPet born on!!!???

    He's a "spectacle" and Morning Joe is his platform. They sit there – all of them – and LAUGH @ him but they don't realize that there are people out there that actually believe his nonsense!!! TRUMPet works for Fox News – Therefore, why would any other cable network even cater to him or interview him. Interviewing TRUMPet is advertisement for FOX NEWS!!!

    Trumpet is NOT a serious candidate – he will NEVER be president – he's an ASH and I lost all respect for him as many others will as time goes on.

    April 7, 2011 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  14. willie floyd

    Too bad he had to take on the "Birther garbage" in order to get there! I don't care about his birth cert.-but surely would like to see his tax records to include the loop holes he used.

    April 7, 2011 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  15. diridi

    I bet my bottom dollar, he will never be our POTUS. It is Obama again.....If this dude is elected, he will sell this nation to Dubai, Saudi, and China and India.....o.k....that's it......

    April 7, 2011 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  16. kierthos

    Hope he enjoys the good poll numbers while they last. With his "Charlie Sheen"-like levels of crazy, he's not going to keep them.

    April 7, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  17. jamarsu

    Please stop giving this rich blowhard any more publicity. It's appalling to think of him as President of the United States. UGH.

    April 7, 2011 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  18. annie s

    Speaks volumes for the Republican electorate. Trump became a whack job birther ... and his support went up!

    April 7, 2011 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  19. diridi

    Obama, please do not compromise on budget may hurt the progress....let them shut down. They want to repeal health care by cuts.....on basics...learn...

    April 7, 2011 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  20. hcx

    great news for the dems

    April 7, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  21. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared war on America!

    Great, a brainless billionaire appealing to brainless birthers. American politics has reached a new low.

    April 7, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
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