Jon Stewart: Relax, Trump Polls Mean Nothing
Early Trump buzz is overblown, Stewart says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2011 4:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart has some advice for anybody alarmed by Donald Trump's apparently relentless rise in the polls: Relax. Polls this early don't mean squat. The Daily Show host, in a segment on "Premature Ecalculation," looked at some other front-runners from the spring before elections of yesteryear, including Joe Lieberman, who in April 2003 was way ahead of other Democrats aiming to beat George W. Bush.

In the spring of 2007, Stewart noted, Rudy Giuliani was the Republican front-runner by a wide margin, with 50% to John McCain's 21%, according to one poll. The trend is by no means new, either. In May of 1991, the leading Democrats vying for the 1992 nomination were Mario Cuomo and Jesse Jackson, both polling in the low- to mid-teens amid a wide field. At the bottom of that field, struggling to reach 1%, was Bill Clinton.

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MDD
Apr 27, 2011 7:24 AM CDT
Jon Stewart, who is that?
MacGardner
Apr 26, 2011 1:49 PM CDT
Just goes to show ya how the GOP has evolved from a respected political party with some sort of meaningful belief system to a leaderless group hell bent on restoring the country to something it never was by implementing economic policy that has never, ever, worked. The "trickle down prosperity" model of Herbert Hoover makes all the sense of the Jonestown Jim Jones massacre. I'm not drinking from your "trickle down" kool aid fountain. It's poison for the country and has produced absolutely nothing but depressions, recessions, stock market crashes, foreclosures, bank and s and l failures, and the opportunity for the top 2 percent to swoop in and scoop up all the bargains when the house of cards collapses. If trickle down prosperity and de-regulation were baked into a cake, the thing would fall flat immediately. We need to keep these nuts out of the nation's kitchen, because their only recipe in their cookbook is for disaster soup.
MacGardner
Apr 26, 2011 1:37 PM CDT
The guy is supposedly a billionaire and yet can't afford a decent haircut? He's supposed to be a business guru (in his own mind) but has gone bust twice in the last few years, bilking investors out of millions of dollars. I seriously doubt that he's doing all that well financially now. Maybe it's time to tell the Donald "you're FIRED." No more network TV coverage.