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Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race

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Published on July 24, 2015 with No Comments

Trump Calls Rival Idiot, Is Called Jackass In Return

Presidential elections is descending into a farce after candidates began calling each other names in a show of petulance worthy of a high-school campaign. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, whose loose cannon ways are already tearing the party apart, raised the sophomoric stakes by calling rival Lindsey Graham an “idiot“ after Graham advised him on national TV to “stop being a jackass.“ Graham was reacting to Trump questioning former presidential candidate and party veteran John McCain’s status as a “war hero“ because, according to Trump, McCain was captured during the war, and his idea of a hero was someone who wasn’t captured.  The Republican infighting has brought much cheer to the Democrats and contenders for the party nomination, including Hillary Clinton, who are finding it hard to generate momentum for their campaigns.

Bobby Jindal unlikely to make cut for 1st Republican debate

Indian-American Bobby Jindal is unlikely to figure in the first Republican presidential debate on August 6 as his national poll ratings has kept him out of the list of popular top 10 candidates so far.

Top Republican presidential contenders have begun preparations for their maiden GOP debate on August 6 to be hosted by the Fox News, which has announced that only those figuring in first 10 of the average of recent polls would be invited.In none of the opinion polls so far, Jindal has figured in the top 10 list, as his national popularity rating has been hovering around two-three per cent. Jindal might get a chance only if he makes a significant improvement in his national polls or popularity of those in the bottom of top 10 falls down. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Texas Governor Rick Perry are the closest to being knocked out of the debate along with Jindal.

Meanwhile, Jindal continued with his relentless campaign in Iowa.

On the campaign trail, Jindal said the Secretary of State, John Kerry, is either lying or incompetent for continually arguing that he never pushed for anytime, anywhere inspections in Iran.

In his remarks, Jindal said that a foreign policy of peace through strength is what the US need to restore America’s standing on the world stage, and alleged the Obama Administration’s policy of appeasement has never worked and is shameful.

Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, as per Washington Post-ABC News polls.

Support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed following those comments. Telephone interviewing for the poll began Thursday, and most calls were completed before the news about the remarks was widely reported. Even with the drop in support on the final night of the survey, Trump was the favorite of 24 percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That is the highest percentage and biggest lead recorded by any GOP candidate this year in Post-ABC News polls and marks a sixfold increase in his support since late May, shortly before he formally joined the race.


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