Could It All Be A Mind Game?

@LeaPea2417 (19053)
Toccoa, Georgia
January 28, 2016 11:31am CST
All I hear about on the news lately here in the States is "this poll" and "that poll" say that Donald Trump is leading the Presidential Race on the Republican side and that Ted Cruz is running second, and that all the other candidates are in the single digits poll wise. In a few days is the first Caucus in Iowa. And there is a FOX debate tonight that Donald Trump wont be a part of because Megyn Kelley will be a moderator who insulted him in the First FOX Debate. I am thinking Trump thinks that because he is so high in the polls, it wont matter if he is a part of the debate tonight. Well, don't you think that is a little cocky to think that? Polls are not always accurate. What if all these polls are just a mind game? What if Trump is not as high as he thinks he is? What if one of those candidates down in the single digits, all of a sudden rise up in the Iowa Caucus? What do you think?
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@PainsOnSlate (20081)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
I think he's an idiot and he will be "Fired" soon.
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@LeaPea2417 (19053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
8 Feb 16
So, you really think he will not get the Republican nomination? I hope he doesn't but there are many who think he will get it.
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• Canada
9 Feb 16
@LeaPea2417 if he does I will be disappointed with Americans. I vote in Canada and the US. I hope people are smarter than that.
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@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
29 Jan 16
It's entertainment?
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@LeaPea2417 (19053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Jan 16
This year especially, it is big entertainment in the news world because Donald Trump is running for President. That is all the news talks about.
@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
29 Jan 16
The media is crazy. @LeaPea2417 I've seen him on the tonight show with Jimmy Fallon who does a pretty good impersonation of him. He has also invited Hillary to be a guest on his show.
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• United States
28 Jan 16
I don't think Donald is going to miss out on not being there. His absence will gain him supporters.
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@LeaPea2417 (19053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jan 16
He may gain supporters but he will also lose some supporters because I have read people online saying things like "if he can't deal with Megyn Kelley, how does he expect to deal with ISIS and Putin if he becomes president"?
• United States
29 Jan 16
@LeaPea2417 They say similar things about all the candidates. It's all part of the process. I'll laugh my butt of when/if he wins the nomination.
@GreatMartin (4306)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1 Feb 16
All Trump cares is his name in the papers, magazines, TV--I really think he doesn't care if he wins or not as long as the whole world knows his name! He knows how to work the media like it was his own private PAC and he probably is making money instead of spending it! He is a smart business man but like his reaction to Megan how will he react if, say, Putin accuses him of something?
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@LeaPea2417 (19053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Feb 16
I totally agree, how will he react if Putin accuses him of something!
@T_gray (7840)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Jan 16
I don't follow politics all that much, but I feel that he shouldn't think that he is all that great that he can skip a debate. Your right, it is rather cocky of him. It might just lower him in the polls. Then what? Who's going to be cocky then?
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@LeaPea2417 (19053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jan 16
There is a verse in the Bible that says "Pride comes before a fall", and I thought of that verse the minute I heard on the news that Trump was skipping the debate tonight.
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@marlina (71226)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
Remember the saying "It's not over until the fat lady sings?"
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@LeaPea2417 (19053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jan 16
I agree with that!
@just4him (109858)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 16
The polls are no doubt all those surveys people take on survey sites. I've taken a number of them as well - the political ones that is. So unless people are just not answering them truthfully, they are most likely accurate. How can anyone know what another one thinks unless they tell us. So to say Donald Trump is cocky could be far off base.
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@moffittjc (41191)
• Gainesville, Florida
31 Jan 16
Interestingly enough, a lot of the polling companies said that Trump's poll numbers went UP even more after he skipped the debate! Go figure! I never trust the polls too much anyway, because their samplings numbers are so small. They'll sample like 500 people and expect us to believe the views of those 500 people mirror what the rest of the 320 million citizens in this country think.
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@Susan2015 (20154)
• United States
30 Jan 16
he can be cocky and needs to tone it down at times. But I can't stand Megyn Kelley. They could have picked someone a lot better for the debate.
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@Platespinner (16533)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Jan 16
I can see why that might be annoying, but I'm sure they meant well.
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@Platespinner (16533)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Jan 16
I don't pretend to understand the ramifications of taking part in a debate or not, or whether or not the polls are all just part of a mind game...I can't actively participate in politics so when it starts to annoy me I can choose to ignore the mess.
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@MALUSE (37848)
• Germany
28 Jan 16
What I think is that elections in the USA are not an inside thing but affect the whole world. And this give me the creeps. Donald Trump! I ask you!
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@fishtiger58 (30380)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Jan 16
It could happen we have seen many strange things happen where the elections are concerned.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
personally? i wish he'd jest move to 'nother country :) the media's what keeps his campaign fund spendin' low 'n his not so pleasant face'n the spotlight....he's beyond cocky.
@DianneN (74051)
• United States
30 Jan 16
I could care less about the Republicans, but I do watch the craziness on TV.
@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
Would you vote for Donald Trump ?