Donald Trump certainly does like to cite poll numbers, and he’s tweeting today that a new poll shows that a strong majority of his supporters would stick with him if he decided to ditch the GOP and run as an independent; something he quietly threatened to do at the very first Republican presidential debate.
A new poll indicates that 68% of my supporters would vote for me if I departed the GOP & ran as an independent. https://t.co/ztP5d2ctZl
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2015
Go on … https://t.co/Lcy5TUhayE
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) December 8, 2015
After his remarks about banning Muslim immigration at a rally last night, the heads of the Republican Party in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina almost immediately denounced Trump in tweets.
And this is why GOP leaders have been tepid in disagreeing with Trump's comments. https://t.co/FrmBBN8NTF
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) December 8, 2015
Trump did sign a pledge not to run as an independent, though. So, is he saying he might rip up that agreement and leave the party, or is he just reminding the party of his influence?
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 8, 2015
— Women 4 Trump (@Women4Trump) December 8, 2015
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) December 8, 2015
@ZekeJMiller The GOP built this monster, now they have to deal with him.
— AJ (@AJ18018) December 8, 2015
This will dilute the GOP vote, allowing Clinton to slither in.
— CARY GRONEVELDT (@iPadCaryMG) December 8, 2015
@realDonaldTrump and elect President Clinton in the process… Yuck
— Jay (@portnewsfeed) December 8, 2015
— babysgramma (@babysgramma) December 8, 2015
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) December 8, 2015
— Max Twain (@MaxTwain) December 8, 2015
@realDonaldTrump hot air. U have no intention of running 3rd party. Ur not gonna spend the $$ it takes.This reverse psychology won't work!
— Andrew (@snickerfritz04) December 8, 2015
@realDonaldTrump damn right forget parties, get on the ticket, and save our monkey asses
— browntrout (@browntroutfish) December 8, 2015
@realDonaldTrump Trump sending out the warning shot! Stop messing around establishment!
— Born Conservative (@BornToBeGOP) December 8, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump You don't like polls do you?
— Sherri B (@sherrilee7) December 8, 2015
— Ride It Down (@Beer__Wolf) December 8, 2015
— Paula Feese (@PaulaFeese) December 8, 2015
— David B (@DBHnBuckhead) December 8, 2015
@realDonaldTrump don't do it! Remember Ross Perot gave us Clinton! Stick with GOP!
— Joseph Monaco (@JosephMonaco) December 8, 2015
@realDonaldTrump please don't even start that talk of running as an independent party. We all know what the outcome will be if you do.
— Cody White (@SgtwhiteCody) December 8, 2015