Donald Trump Continues to Dominate GOP Field, Sets Record Straight on 'Schlonged'
Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls, leading his closest rival, Ted Cruz, by 21 points in a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday. Trump polled at 39 percent among Republican-leaning voters, a 3 percent increase from last month.
Cruz came in at 18 percent, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson at 10 percent. The rest of the GOP field still languishes in the single digits; Jeb Bush is holding steady at 3 percent among likely Republican voters.
Why is Trump so popular among the Republican and independent voters surveyed? Fifty-seven percent said they trust Trump to best handle the economy while 47 percent think he's most qualified to deal with ISIS.
On Tuesday night, the GOP frontrunner displayed his ability to handle complex policy issues by explicating the finer points of "schlonged," his description of Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary. Pundits called it vulgar. Trump set them straight.
"Once again, #MSM is dishonest. 'Schlonged' is not vulgar. When I said Hillary got 'schlonged' that meant beaten badly," he tweeted Tuesday.