Donald Trump just slaughtered another poll, taking a whopping 52 percent of the votes at the Nashville Straw Poll, an annual convention of the tea party-backed National Federation of Republican Assemblies.
Ted Cruz did fairly well himself, placing second by garnering nearly a quarter of the ballots cast.
Donald Trump took his Republican presidential campaign to Tennessee Saturday, winning the Nashville Straw Poll at the annual convention of the tea party-backed National Federation of Republican Assemblies.
Trump won with 52 percent of the vote, CNN reports. It was not immediately clear how many of the 16 others seeking the nomination were on the ballot.
In his morning speech, the billionaire businessman praised the tea party’s efforts to hold the federal government accountable and discussed how the group has been discredited by the Republican establishment.
“The tea party people are incredible people,” Trump added. “These are people who work hard and love the country and they get beat up all the time by the media.”
He also slammed candidate Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, in discussing foreign policy.
“I said don’t go into Iraq, even though I’m a very militaristic person,” Trump told the crowd, according to Politico. “I’m much more militaristic than Bush, even the brother.” h/t youngcons