Donald Trump leads in California primary race but threatens a GOP fracture

Riding a rebellion fueled by opposition to illegal immigration and pessimism about the nation’s future, Donald Trump leads a scrambling duo of competitors less than three months before California’s Republican presidential primary, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll has found.

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Yet the party whose nomination he is seeking has fractured because of his candidacy, with ominous prospects for Republicans if the New York businessman emerges victorious after the party’s summer convention.

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  • Lilly Putney

    Lyin Ted is the worst ever person for President. One of the things that he wanted to do when he was 18 was be president and take over the world. He is also a big defender of amenesty and always has been. He would also let all of these imagrants in whether they have been veted or not. IsIs and all. He does not believe that there is any threat with terrorism. Things would just go one like Mr O was still in office. He is my Senator but I wouldn’t votefor him if he was the only person an the ballot. He is a crook in more ways than one. Don’t trust him at all.

    • Andy

      LOL you are exactly the kind of unthinking mindless lemming who follows Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Please remain where you are, don’t move, or put on a crash helmet because you might bump your blonde head again.

      • Lilly Putney

        Who do you think you are talking to? If it’s me you are way off base. Number 1 I am not a blonde. Never was and never will be. Learn to respect some one who has lived a lot of years and seen a lot of wasted lives for what? So you can act like a jackass and insult other peoples judgement? Look some where else because I’m am smarter than you and always will be. Vote for Bernie so you can hopefully git all the free stuff he is offering so every working human being can pay for your life.

    • Di Stuck

      Apparently people like you don’t listen to what Cruz says or plans. He wants to improve what’s hurting this country; what Obama is destroying. Cruz wants to keep our second amendment and and fix the first amendment. Our rights are being stripped and we live by these. Donald Trump has no plan laid out. He states he is going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay. He says he will cut off the family’s money that is beig sent home. Crazy. So what about the Deficit? How is he going to fix that? We haven’t heard anything about this? Cruz has a clear cut plan.
      Do you know Trumps’ campaign is falling apart because he doesn’t know how to treat people and so we don’t need someone that can’t be nasty and rude and hateful. We need Cruz. Someone

      • Lilly Putney

        Di since this is a free country and we still have free speech that is what counts. As he is my Senator and I have watched him lie his way into the office he has of yet to do one thing that he said he would do for Texas. He was the worst mistake we have made in Texas for a long time. He replaced a very nice lady Kaye Bailey Hutchinson. He can never fill her shoes because she was for the people. He talks a good game but he is not trust worthy. Hope he doesn’t run again for Senator because he better hope he finds enough of you all so he doesn’t have to and then you need to pray for our country because he is for amnesty.

        • Di Stuck

          Why in his speeches he too says he’s building a wall then?
          My reason to stay with Cruz is saving our rights and Jobs too.

          • Lawrobnel

            Di, I can’t agree with you more. Cruz is a solid moral Senator. I believe Lilly has drunk Trump’s Koolaid she repeats Trump’s insult of Lying Ted. Ted has not lied he has the support of Texas, he doesn’t need Lilly’s support. Trump was a plant by the Clinton’s to destroy the Republican party from within. He has personally attacked all of his competition by giving them names such as poor Carley Fiorina, “look at her face who would vote for that”; “little Marco”; “low energy Jeb” etc. and the Koolaid drinkers just repeat it. Trump’s the liar and a fraud, he won’t release his tax returns, won’t release his taped interview with the Times newspaper, won’t even apologize to Cruz for attacking his wife. What a low down scum bag. I wish Ted would respond with Trump the Fraud!

          • Lawrobnel

            Di, I can’t agree with you more. Cruz is a solid moral Senator. I believe Lilly has drunk Trump’s Koolaid she repeats Trump’s insult of Lying Ted. Ted has not lied he has the support of Texas, he doesn’t need Lilly’s support. Trump was a plant by the Clinton’s to destroy the Republican party from within. He has personally attacked all of his competition by giving them names such as poor Carley Fiorina, “look at her face who would vote for that”; “little Marco”; “low energy Jeb” etc. and the Koolaid drinkers just repeat it. Trump’s the liar and a fraud, he won’t release his tax returns, won’t release his taped interview with the Times newspaper, won’t even apologize to Cruz for attacking his wife. What a low down scum bag. I wish Ted would respond with Trump the Fraud!

          • Edgar Longenecker

            Building a wall, keeps illegals in, as well.

          • Edgar Longenecker

            Building a wall, keeps illegals in, as well.

  • dprato

    The party has not fractured because of Trump but because the Establishment is afraid their holiday of bilking the American People and the rank and file Republican is over. The Republicans have been dysfunctional in the House and Senate and the party is useless to have possibly sacrificed the most important election in this Country’s history because of selfish self interest and fear of losing control. Many Republicans will leave the party if Trump is maneuvered out of his nomination. I am a life long Republican and if they fool with the will of the voters I will be an Independent and instead of voting for the Republican nominee for President I will write Trump in for a write in vote. I would urge the millions of Republicans who support him to do the same, leave the party, don’t donate any more money and become an Independent, and write in Trump for President if he doesn’t get the nomination.

  • dprato

    I want to state at the outset that this comment has nothing to do with this article in particular. I am interested in sharing some bipartisan thoughts about the topic, We Are The Party, and address it to both Democrats and Republicans alike.

    This election cycle has focused my thinking about the process we go through in both parties to select a candidate to represent us in the November elections. During the Democratic primaries Democrats vote for their choice but the “Party” has super delegates who are not beholding to the rank and file Democratic voter. On the Republican side it is apparent that when they don’t like who the rank and file Republicans are voting for “they” the “Party” try to decide who is going to be the nominee over the choice of the majority of their members. In both cases the Democratic and Republican parties forget that in reality you and I “Are the Party” and we should be the ones that ultimately decide who represents us.

    To this end I am suggesting a voter “Revolution” where people push back hard on their respective parties and remind those in charge that you and I are the party and we really don’t care for these rules that take the ultimate say away from those of us who are also registered Democrats and Republicans. I would urge those of you who agree to write and call your respective Congressional, State and Local representatives to complain about the “process” in addition to the DNC and RNC depending on your party affiliation.

    I think its time that the people involved in the political process understand that they only derive their authority from the People when we give it to them and WE need to recognize that when we acquiesce and let them do as they wish we are abrogating our individual prerogatives to have them represent us as we would like to be represented.

    Those of you who feel you agree with my sentiments are free to use this statement in any comments or letters or conversations you have. It is my intention to insert this statement in the comments of every article I read online and to hopefully start a movement that will hold both political parties accountable to their members.

    Thanks for reading this whether you agree or not.

    • Lilly Putney

      I have already talked to two of my representatives John Croyhn and Lamar Smith. Couldn’t get a call back or any thing else from my other Senator but didn’t expect to because since he is running for Pres. he doesn’t answer any email from any of us. The other two are on our side.

      • dprato

        Good for you Lilly. We need people all over the Country to do the same. Unless people speak out and get proactive these dysfunctional legislators we have to deal with will never change.

        • Edgar Longenecker

          The fact you have to tell the lackies at law, what, their job, is, clarifies, that they, like, Sergeant Shultz…. know nothing…. Snidely….

      • dprato

        Good for you Lilly. We need people all over the Country to do the same. Unless people speak out and get proactive these dysfunctional legislators we have to deal with will never change.

    • Lilly Putney

      I have already talked to two of my representatives John Croyhn and Lamar Smith. Couldn’t get a call back or any thing else from my other Senator but didn’t expect to because since he is running for Pres. he doesn’t answer any email from any of us. The other two are on our side.

  • Tony Grimaldi

    The Donald is amazing and will do a great job as President. He will have the right people on his staff not a bunch of political no nothing tax cheating people Obama selected and that includes (What difference does it make Hillary). Trump can not be bought and is fighting the establishment GOP. He needs just stick to the issues.

    • Di Stuck

      Terrible trump is a vague no content speaker! He is pulling the wool over your eyes-he’s bluffed his campaign workers and now the voters! He never wanted to president and he stumbles on answers! Bahaha!

      • Tony Grimaldi

        Di –Hillary is scum of the earth and bernie is a communist

        • Di Stuck

          I agree!

        • Edgar Longenecker

          Both of them are hams, who, speed up, and, slow down, the yelling, in their B-ore-ations, as if, they can hypnonauseate the Sheeple….. Fat chance, of, that….. Too bad, that our Electoral Dysfunctions, are, rigged…..so that, after the election, the rigged system, will, be, ignored….. and the govern-mental psychophants, can resume, with, another soap opera….. …Edgrrr…

        • Edgar Longenecker

          Both of them are hams, who, speed up, and, slow down, the yelling, in their B-ore-ations, as if, they can hypnonauseate the Sheeple….. Fat chance, of, that….. Too bad, that our Electoral Dysfunctions, are, rigged…..so that, after the election, the rigged system, will, be, ignored….. and the govern-mental psychophants, can resume, with, another soap opera….. …Edgrrr…

      • Edgar Longenecker

        So what; he has the wisdom, to, delegate responsibilities, to those who are capable. We call them, leaders…… and, he won’t fill up the administration with, those who hate, America…. …Edgrrr…

    • Lawrobnel

      I totally disagree with you. Trump is for Trump. In his own words ” I could shoot someone on 5th ave with the whole country watching and my followers will still vote for me.” Unbelievable but true with the remarks I see on these posts. Trump the Fraud!

      • Edgar Longenecker

        And, being such an egotist, it is not likely, that, he’ll set himself up, to be a Clinton…….. Edgrrr…

    • Lawrobnel

      I totally disagree with you. Trump is for Trump. In his own words ” I could shoot someone on 5th ave with the whole country watching and my followers will still vote for me.” Unbelievable but true with the remarks I see on these posts. Trump the Fraud!

    • Edgar Longenecker

      Tony, Right you are, to delegate real people, into, obedience, to, their oath of office…. …Edgrrr…

  • Edgar Longenecker

    Being at odds with the Re-Pubic-Crap-Tic Cons-Piracy, is qualification enough for me…. Triump with Trump….. Throw the tramps, out….

  • Edgar Longenecker

    I do remember, Zero-bama, making his own racist statement, that, he’s ” just, jigging around…”

  • Edgar Longenecker

    Should Trump be the Repubicans’ choice…. not even; so we can all see, that, the Repubicraps, have embezzled our elections…. in lockstep, with the, DEMoncrapss…… Trump, can trump, them, all……

  • Edgar Longenecker

    “Parties,” we don’t need no stinking parties… Fire them all, and, elect, workers… The parties are over….. Snidely…. Edgrrr…

    • Lawrobnel

      Without Parties you will not have Democratic system. What you will have is mop rule, what you are stating is an anti constitution statement. From Washington to Obama they were nominated by a party. You are just a plant by anarchist or Trump. What you propose will bring in a dictator like Trump who will pass down the Presidency to Donald Trump the less or Erick the long neck.

      • Edgar Longenecker

        I am nobodys,’ shill. Foremost, we had a Republic, before, the “democratic” corporations, created, policing for profit; incorporating, every county, into a RE-PUBIC-CRAP-TIC cons-piracy, whereby, the socalled “Parties,” have taken turns, pitting half the country, against, the other half. This is defined as, DIVIDE AND CONQUER…..Trump, is, exactly what we all need, to put a screeching halt, to, the conspiratorial, soap operas; as if, the Sheeple, actually, elect anybody….that, is not, of the “parties….. Snidely….. Edgrrr…

        • Lawrobnel

          There’s not an original bone in your body. Everything you just stated and the terms are all from Michael Savage. Think on your own we need a two party system, a choice. Ted Cruz knows the Constitution and has not backed down or changed them like Trump. Ted should be called Lion Ted. He’s a moral good man that loves his country. Michael Savage hates him because he would not talk on his show. I know Savage is pushing for his friend Donald Trump and has like a “sheepie” (Savage term) followed behind the new Dictator of the Once proud Republic USA.

          • Edgar Longenecker

            Sheeple was coined, long ago, and, collateral opinions, also, long ago. I know nothing about Savage, thankyou; and, only do my own script, unlike your psychophantasmic, brown nosing… judging anybody, but, yourself… Snidely…. Edgrrr…

      • Edgar Longenecker

        Mop rule, you, bleat…???…… Baaaaaa….. How about, Broom rule, to, sweep the parasites, out, of office…??? As if, I need, Savage, or, anybody, to write my script….. Snidely….

    • Lawrobnel

      Without Parties you will not have Democratic system. What you will have is mop rule, what you are stating is an anti constitution statement. From Washington to Obama they were nominated by a party. You are just a plant by anarchist or Trump. What you propose will bring in a dictator like Trump who will pass down the Presidency to Donald Trump the less or Erick the long neck.

  • Edgar Longenecker

    The biggest threat, is the Vince Foster virus, which, has already consumed, with, questionable deaths, fifty plus, govern mentals….. Is the Ross Perot, syndrome, causing, the indefensible statements, meant, for Trump, to, trump, himself.. by, threats….??? Snidely…. Edgrrr…

  • Savecityofheroes Savecityofher

    What is the scores on this poll?