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Fox Focus Group Turns Into Shouting Match Over Trump

Fox News wanted to tap into the minds of the average Republican voter in New Hampshire, so they pulled together a focus group and brought in Republican consultant Frank Luntz.

If there's anything that makes my eyes glaze over, it's someone saying "He says what he means and he means what he says." (Because that's the kind of thinking that gave us eight years of George Bush.) At least some of these New Hampshire voters are starting to see the downside of putting someone like Donald Trump in charge! Via IBT:

The political juggernaut known as Donald Trump tore a Fox News focus group to shreds on Monday night, as a roomful of New Hampshire conservatives bickered and needled each other over the real estate developer-turned-reality TV star-turned-presidential candidate.

“Trump is the boss I have to constantly follow around and fix all the stuff that he broke with his mouth,” one man told the group, assembled by Republican spinmeister Frank Luntz and aired during a segment on “Hannity.”

For every one person who liked Trump, there were two people who didn’t, Luntz told Fox host Sean Hannity later. That dynamic would match current polling, which places Trump in a double-digit lead ahead of other GOP candidates.

“This is a live sitcom we’re watching here!” one woman shouted.

One hard-core supporter compared Trump to Ronald Reagan and said it was likely he would be elected. A man in the row behind her shouted her down.

“He changes his positions like he changes his underwear!” he said. “He donated to Hillary! He’s donated to all these Democrats!”

“I don’t care!” the supporter shot back.


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