Donald Trump

Gallup: Trump "Not A Serious Candidate" Say 75 Percent of Americans

Trump's campaign is "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"



No. Really? Readers can go along with the name recognition poll by Suffolk University/USA Today in which Trump leads the Republican pack. From USA Today:

In the nationwide survey, Trump leads at 17% and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is second at 14%, the only competitors who reach double digits. Trump's edge, which is within the poll's margin of error, is one more sign that his ?harsh rhetoric about immigration and toward his rivals has struck a chord with some voters.

Or you can relax and realize that Gallup is surely right and that most Americans recognize the orange-haired blowhard is nothing more than an reality-TV entertainer and the Republican presidential contest is just his latest effort to up his ratings. Or, as my colleague Jesse Walker suggests, Trump is really just a "bad poet."

From Gallup:

One in four Americans consider Donald Trump a "serious candidate" for president. Americans view Trump's present bid for the Republican nomination no more seriously now than when the real estate mogul and media personality competed for the Reform Party's nomination in 1999.


These results come from a Gallup poll conducted July 8-12, roughly a month after Trump joined the 2016 presidential race and instantly made waves in the Republican field.

Trump amounts to no more than, as the bard wrote, "a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."