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Pollster Zogby: Trump Just Weeks From Running Out of Gas

Pollster Zogby: Trump Just Weeks From Running Out of Gas
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By    |   Tuesday, 25 August 2015 05:08 PM

Donald Trump is still riding high in the polls, but his day-in and day-out outrageousness is about to do him in, veteran pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax TV.

"I just don't see how he sustains this over a long period of time. Frankly, I give it another month … mid-September," Zogby, CEO of Zogby Analytics, said Tuesday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime."

"So much of [Trump's campaign] is based on being outrageous. How long can you be outrageous? And be outrageous every single day is what he's being."

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Zogby's prediction came as Trump reignited his war with Megyn Kelly by tweeting and retweeting insults about the Fox TV star, who he's been steamed at since the first GOP presidential debate.

Zogby said Trump "feeds off of all of this attention … [which] equals lots of social media, equals lots of major media coverage.

"As soon as he puts together two or three days where there isn't anything outrageous, where the press isn't there, where he just doesn't get this kind of attention, he himself may very well just get bored with that.

"This probably has taken off for him a whole lot bigger and a whole lot faster than he even dreamt."

Appearing with Zogby was Craig Shirley, president of Shirley & Bannister Public Relations, who said of the billionaire developer who remains the GOP frontrunner:

"An old political consultant, Ronald Reagan's campaign manager, John Sears, said politics is motion and the one person in this race who does seem to understand that axiom is Donald Trump.

"He is in motion every day. He's making new news every day, he's saying new things every day, some of them outrageous, some of them substantive.

But he's saying things that most people want to hear or at least are talking about and that indicates to me he does understand what this business is about, what his message is about, and he's not going to stop until he stops himself, quite frankly."

Shirley said Trump's appeal lies more with the "Joe Six Pack, blue collar, lunch bucket crowd" than it does with the "country club elites."

"It's interesting that so many populist leaders over the past, both Democratic and Republican, whether it's Teddy Roosevelt or Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, came out of the middle class or even the upper classes," he said.

"Some came out of the military elites, but they saw for themselves the corruption of the elites and in fact led populist upheavals in America and we're seeing that today."

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