A new Suffolk University poll is hailing Donald Trump a presidential favorite in early primary states like New Hampshire, South Carolina and Iowa.
Or is it Trump who’s declaring himself a “favorite”?
Either way, Trump’s camp issued a release Thursday afternoon declaring him a GOP favorite.
In this poll, Trump is officially in fourth place, right behind Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul.
Suffolk University cites Bush and Walker as New Hampshire “favorites.”
The poll surveyed 500 Republican primary voters.
This is how Trump’s publicity machine spun the news:
“The results revealed Donald Trump to be among voter favorites, further signifying his growing popularity among Republican voters in early primary states like Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire and the increasingly strong desire for a Republican candidate that is a proven business leader and not a traditional politician.”
Trump, who hasn’t even officially declared his candidacy, offered lots of self-praise. He talked about the large crowds he gets. He says he’s the “only one” who can make America great again. He paints himself as the non-politician.
“I’ve always enjoyed my time in New Hampshire and have great respect for the people of New Hampshire — people who work hard and love this country. We are always greeted by huge crowds and overwhelming support which is reflected in these results. I have a great love for our country, but it is a country that is in serious trouble. Americans deserve better than what they get from their politicians — who are all talk and no action! I am the only one who can make America truly great again—I know how and the politicians don’t.”
The political tease returns to New Hampshire on April 17.