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Americans Do Not See Donald Trump As GOP Party Standard-Bearer

October 21, 2016

If primary elections are generally considered a way to find the two major parties’ standard-bearers, consider that another departure from the norm in 2016.


Only 23 percent of U.S. adults see presidential nominee Donald Trump as the leader of the Republican party, according to a new Economist/YouGov poll. Forty percent see House Speaker Paul D. Ryan as the party’s leader — roughly the same amount as those who said they are not sure.

Even among Trump supporters, fewer than half see the presidential candidate as the party’s leader. Forty-two percent view him as their standard-bearer, while 29 percent of Trump backers see Ryan as the head of the GOP.

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  1. Mark E. Bye permalink
    October 21, 2016 12:11 PM

    On a lighter note, I’d remark that the Mike Judge movie “Idiocracy” has once again proven itself a prophesy of American politics. “Not Sure” (one of the movie’s main characters) is seen as a significant leader by US adults, as well as your typical Trump supporter.

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