Well that didn’t take long. Donald Trump has moved from winning polls of the Republican field only a few weeks ago to tying for 5th place with 8 percent of the potential vote.

Of course, you can’t always trust polling data….

A poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent Democrats, showed Republicans have increasingly turned against billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions. While Trump led the Republican pack in April’s version of the PPP poll, he was a distant fifth in the May poll.

In this latest poll former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leads the pack with 19 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is right at his heels in second with 18 percent. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, expected to announce his presidential bid on Wednesday, placed third with 13 percent, followed by former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska with 12 percent. Trump tied U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas for fifth with 8 percent, followed by two Minnesotans — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann with 7 percent and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty in eighth with 5 percent.

“Donald Trump had a meteoric rise to the top of the GOP presidential field and has fallen back down just as quickly,” said Dean Debnam, president of PPP. “Republican voters burned out on him pretty fast, especially after the birther issue lost some of its potency with the release of President Obama’s birth certificate.”

Read the rest here where there is some interesting analysis on what happens when you remove certain candidates from the available selections which make for more realistic polls.

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