A month ago, a PPP poll found Donald Trump easily leading the GOP field with 26 percent of the vote by far his best showing in a poll this year. In the latest PPP poll out today, Trump ties for fifth with Ron Paul at 8 percent. So have we already witnessed the rapid rise and even more rapid collapse of Candidate Trump? With the birther issue dead, it sure seems that way. But keep in mind that this is just one poll. A recent CNN poll (PDF) which, like the latest PPP poll, was taken after Obama released his long-form birth certificate, placed Trump in second place, with 14 percent. So it’s going to take a couple of more polls to confirm that Republican voters have told Trump, “You’re fired” (as Trump often says to people on his TV show!).
Trump collapses [Public Policy Polling]