Republican frontrunner and real estate mogul Donald Trump is having a very good day for his hair and in the polls. Trump was finally able to put the ongoing debate about his hair to rest as he proved they are in fact real at a campaign event in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Revealing the lack of mystery about of his hair was only the icing on Trump’ already good day, as he awoke to good news that he is running ahead of all his GOP competition in a new Quinnipiac university poll released in the morning.
In the new national poll, Trump saw his highest numbers to date. Trump leads the huge GOP field with 28 percent support more than doubling his lead over the next candidate. Trump’s numbers this month were 8 points better than his last show in the same poll in July even though he still led the pack.
In second place was retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 12 percent support, Carson was the only other contender with double-digit support. All tying with 7 percent support was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The remaining GOP candidates have under 6 percent support.
Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll analyzed the poll’s results in a press release. Malloy noted, “Donald Trump soars; Ben Carson rises; Jeb Bush slips and some GOP hopefuls seem to disappear. Trump proves you don’t have to be loved by everyone, just by enough Republicans to lead the GOP pack.”
The poll was not all-good news for Trump, with 26 percent of Republicans saying they would never vote for the businessman. Additionally, 54 percent do not find him honest and trustworthy with only 38 percent feeling he embodies “those attributes,” with most voters finding Trump arrogant.
Trump is arrogant about his hair, his famous hair has widely been speculated as being a toupee and Trump wanted at least to put one controversy about him to rest. Later in the day on Thursday, Trump was upset about a New York Times story that called him in Spanish “El hombre del peluquín,” “the man of the toupee.” Instead, Trump pulled at his hair trying to prove it is in fact real and has roots.
Trump told his supporters at the South Carolina rally trying to convince them, “I don’t wear a toupee, it’s my hair, I swear. This is getting crazy.” To put the issue to rest Trump called a random woman at the rally to inspect and ‘to prove his hair is not a toupee,’ after doing so she said, “Yes, I believe it is.” Trump pleased replied, “Someone’s got a very nice wife.” Trump did admit one thing about his famous hair he uses hair spray to mold it, the mistake that has led to the years of speculation and rumors.