You may or may not have heard, but Paul Ryan has a primary challenger this year, and all of the worst, most garbage human being early Trump adopters have thrown everything they have behind him. Their efforts are not working out so well, as Ryan is currently leading his challenger by the largest amount even possible – 73 points.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is easily beating back a Republican primary challenger despite his reticence to endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a new Washington Free Beacon poll.
The survey shows Ryan leading his GOP challenger, businessman Paul Nehlen, by 73 points, 80-7, among those who say they will vote in the Aug. 9 Republican primary in Wisconsin’s first congressional district.
Ryan leads a generic Democratic candidate by 18 points, 54-36, in a general election matchup, the survey shows. Eleven percent are undecided.
Let’s put this into perspective. Donald Trump hasn’t yet pulled in 80% support in any primary, even those he has run in unopposed since Cruz and Kasich dropped out. This Nehlen clown is polling worse against Ryan than “undecided” or “uncommitted.”
Part of the problem is that Nehlen is being loudly and publicly supported by the traveling trailer park clown show, which isn’t very popular in Ryan’s district:
Ryan’s slow embrace of Trump has earned him the ire of some big names in Republican politics, most notably former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Free Beacon’s poll suggests that Palin, despite her vows to campaign for Nehlen, has not been doing the challenger any favors. She has a negative 44 net favorable rating in the district, with nearly half expressing a “very unfavorable” view.
Ryan’s lead in the district has increased since earlier this month, when a Remington Research Grouppoll showed him leading Nehlen by 64 points, 78-14.
So, Ryan’s decision to not immediately endorse Trump, and the resultant angry response and support from Palin and Coulter has actually helped Ryan – not, mind you, that he needed it in the first place.