Fox News pollster and focus group guru, Frank Luntz, initially tried to portray Donald Trump’s debate performance as the end of his candidacy by bringing in participants who were highly critical of the GOP frontrunner.
When that didn’t pan out, Luntz decided to analyze a group made up of Trump supporters. The results? Luntz walked away from his experiment with his legs “shaking” and issuing a dire warning to establishment Republicans.
Via Western Journalism:
He explained that the group’s 29 participants gave a number of strong reasons for supporting Trump, including one man who said he feels “someone is thinking the same way I am” when he hears the candidate speak.
Other common terms used to describe Trump included “tough” and “charismatic.”
“You guys understand how significant this is?” Luntz asked at the subsequent press conference. “This is real. I’m having trouble processing it. Like, my legs are shaking.”
After re-evaluating his position, Luntz suggested the Republican Party should do the same.
“I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see,” he concluded. “They need to wake up. They don’t realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn’t listening to their grassroots.”
The results should come as no surprise. Trump has been focusing on strengthening immigration laws and securing the border, along with building up our military and supporting our veterans.
Comment: Do you think the Republican establishment is still underestimating those who support Trump? Do they still not understand why people support Trump over them?