Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 09:15 a.m.
We’ve been talking about how national polling in the GOP presidential primary contest is somewhat irrelevant at this early stage, and it is.
But state polling trends have significantly more meaning for the reason that nominating convention delegates are garnered on a state-by-state basis. In fact, some states, like Florida, are winner take all.
A candidate only has to win by a plurality to top it off.
Right now at this stage of the contest Donald Trump is cleaning house in state polling.
Fresh polls out this week have Trump up in Nevada, Connecticut, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with the new additions to the Trump column being Virginia and Connecticut.
Trump has a lead of some level in every state poll conducted in the past 45-days. Some of the leads carry margins as high as 16%-20%, over the second place candidate.
Those other state’s, not already mentioned, include New York, California, New Hampshire, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.
Next we’re going to see just how much some of the anti-Trump networks work to skew their national polling data.