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Unstoppable Donald Trump in Fla? Meet his supporters



Donald Trump, for those keeping score, has been leading the Republican field in Florida polls since August. Much of the political intelligentsia presumed that Trump had reached a ceiling in support and/or his lead would evaporate amid assorted gaffes/controversies (John McCain wasn't really a war hero, Megyn Kelly must have been  having her period, etc., etc.). In in fact Trump's lead in Florida has only grown - from a RealClearPolitcs average of 24 percent in August to 32 percent today.

Jeb Bush, meanwhile has dropped from second place in his home state with 22 percent to to fifth place with an average of 9 percent support, while Ben Carson rose from 10 percent to 18 percent today, and Marco Rubio from 9 percent to 17 percent.

Maybe Trump has reached his ceiling, and maybe not. But based on the conversations we had with Trump supporters in Sarasota last weekend, anyone counting on many of his supporters to think twice may be sorely disappointed. Here are a few conversations we had with Floridians for Trump;


[Last modified: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:45am]


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