Donald Trump vs Jeb Bush as yet: New Hampshire primary 2016 results show Bush is not done yet
Donald Trump looked on a shaky ground after his loss in the Iowa caucus. But things seem to be brightening up once again for the real estate billionaire. His massive win in New Hampshire primary 2016 has once again put him in commanding position.
Donald trump has been the front runner as far as Republican presidential hopefuls are concerned. He has enjoyed lead in all the national and state polls across the US till now and many believe that he will win the Republican nomination without much of a difficulty.
Nonetheless people who think this way are certainly very naÃ¯ve. The Republican establishment is not just vehemently against him, but also against Ted Cruz who won the Iowan caucuses. Establishment doesnâ€™t want someone who will try to take the power away from it. While Trump had been expected to win New Hampshire’s nominating contest, he swamped the Republican field by almost 20 points, demonstrating that his passionate, anti-establishment supporters could be relied on to show up and vote when it counts.
Now many Republicans are acknowledging that this surge seems to be serious. “It’s a monumental win for Donald Trump,” said Michael Dennehy, a Republican strategist in Concord, New Hampshire, who is unaffiliated with any campaign. “The message is being sent loud and clear that Republicans want to throw Washington on its head.”
Trump still has a long road ahead. He suffers from high unfavourability ratings and is often an undisciplined candidate who invites controversy with his policies and insults, going so far this week as to repeat an audience member’s assertion that US Senator Ted Cruz was a “pussy.”
Nonetheless it is still a long and treacherous road to nomination for Trump. Since Iowa began holding the first-in-the-nation caucus in 1976, no Republican has finished second there and first in New Hampshire and failed to win the nomination. The two states are the first of the state-by-state nominating contests for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama. In New Hampshire, Trump, at least for the moment, put to rest questions over whether his strong showing in polls was illusory, after he underperformed them last week in Iowa.
What is going to be sort of solace for Trump haters is the fact that Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Rubio and others polled more votes together than Trump. This means that majority of Republicans are still opposed to him. But no single one came close to him and there are few signs of a major consolidation anytime soon.