Donald Trump's Momentum Keeps Rolling

Donald Trump is riding several strong post-debate polls into a full schedule of campaign stops this week as he seeks to solidify his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Trump will campaign this week in Michigan, New Hampshire and Iowa, where a new poll found him leading the GOP race with 19 percent, compared to 12 percent for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

The survey from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling was one of several that suggested Trump has been boosted further by his performance at Thursday’s first GOP debate, bolstering confidence in an already bullish-sounding campaign.

Trump is battling accusations of misogyny after he lambasted Fox anchor Megyn Kelly over her questions at last week’s debate. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her —wherever,” he told CNN.

Nearly every other Republican in the race has blasted those comments. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called Trump a “bully” on Monday in a column that also hit him for not being a true conservative.

Yet the blowback does not seem to be cutting into Trump’s support — at least so far.

“Donald Trump is far more than a flash in the pan, in fact he is a far more durable candidate than anyone could have imagined,” said GOP Strategist Ford O'Connell.

“It’s not so much about Trump or his actual positions, it is the fact that he speaks his mind and channels anti-Washington, anti-politician anger.”

Read more from Kevin Cirilli at The Hill

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