The obvious reason for the poll and related non-story has everything to do with an attempt to take down Trump. There can be no other reason for it.
I personally think Trump will be a disaster in the general election should he be the nominee, but I call 'em as I see 'em and this story could come out now for only one reason - the one I gave.
Given the facts on the ground at home and abroad, this election should be a slam dunk for Republicans - sadly, with Trump creating a diversion a minute and taking the focus off Clinton and Obama and placing it on himself, it will not be.
If we can’t beat the Democrats this time, then just when the hell can we expect to beat them? We have a field of serious, well grounded and knowledgeable candidates - and the former and perhaps present statist - Trump.
I keep hearing Trump supporters claim we wouldn’t be talking about illegal immigration if it weren’t for Trump, or taxation or a list of other important issues. Bullsh*t. What we wouldn’t be having is an inflammatory conversation where one of the candidates - Trump - has to explain daily what he meant to say during some sloppy, loose-language comment he made the day before.
In my opinion, Trump’s polling popularity is as much a product of the media hype/focus he receives as anything else. No one else draws the media attention like Trump. If I were a mainstream media type, in the tank for Hillary Clinton, I would place my attention on Trump - and virtually ignore the other candidates. If the only add for cornflakes you see is for Kelloggs, then that is likely going to be the brand you buy, even though several good brands are available.
Trump plays well now in front of frustrated Republicans hungry for “red meat”, but should he be the nominee there can be no doubt the same media that helped him secure the Republican nomination will promote and cover and distort for Hillary in the general election, while using every slight/every inflammatory remark/deed ever uttered or done by Trump against him - and they will have no shortage of ammunition.