Trumping The Competition? Billionaire Leads Presidential Poll
March 31, 2011 by Special To Personal Liberty
Although it's far too early to name a front-runner in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, business tycoon and TV reality star Donald Trump is holding his own.
According to The Harris Poll released on March 28, Trump and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney were tied atop the list of the most popular candidates for the GOP bid — each received 10 percent of the total votes. Among Independents, Trump topped the field with 13 percent, followed by Romney's 11 percent.
According to registered Republicans who were surveyed, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee garnered 15 percent, followed by Mitt Romney's 13 percent and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's 12 percent.
The Iowa caucus is 10 months away, and a lot can change until then. Two serious contenders, Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, have announced their intentions to explore Presidential bids. They were tied for seventh place in The Harris Poll.
On March 28, Trump engaged in a heated back-and-forth with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight. After Weiner remarked that Trump will inevitably drop out of the Presidential race, the billionaire shot back.
"I just saw polls today that show me doing very well and when Anthony makes a statement like that, it's too bad for him," Trump said.