A touch of reality on Trump’s electoral support: probably not enough to win but still significant

A new poll taken after the airing of Trump’s lewd comments about women shows that he still has the backing of rank-and-file republicans.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll revealed that fewer than 4-in-10 voters — 39 percent — thought Trump should bow out of the presidential campaign, while 45 percent thought he should not drop out.

According to the poll, voters are split on partisan lines with 70 per cent of Democrats saying Trump should end his campaign, while just 12 percent of Republicans (and 12 per cent of female Republicans) agree.

Nearly 75 per cent of Republican voters surveyed said party officials should continue to support Trump, while only 13 percent thought they should withdraw their support.

Donald Trump has lost only minimal support since the news broke about lewd comments he made 11 years ago, a poll released Sunday shows.

A Morning Consult/Politico survey taken Saturday found Trump with 38 per cent support to Hillary Clinton’s 42 per cent. Trump’s down from the 41-39 deficit he had on October 5-6, just before the video surfaced October 7.

Seventy-five percent of Republicans said GOP leaders should stand by Trump.

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