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That Sure Didn’t Take Long

According to Public Policy Polling’s latest survey, “Donald Trump has had one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of Presidential politics. Last month we found him leading the Republican field with 26%. In the space of just four weeks he’s dropped all the way down to 8%, putting him in a tie for fifth place with Ron Paul.”

The poll went on to report that “As Trump got more and more exposure over the last month Republicans didn’t just decide they weren’t interested in having him as their nominee—they also decided they flat don’t like him. Only 34% of GOP voters now have a favorable opinion of Trump to 53% who view him in a negative light.”

This wasn’t the hardest prediction in the world to make. As some people here at COMMENTARY said when Trump was enjoying his 15 minutes of fame weeks ago, it was simply a matter of time—and not much time at that—before Trump’s support would evaporate like the morning mist.

The sun is up, the mist is gone. That Trump’s support evaporated is not surprising, but it is encouraging.