Donald Trump Is Probably On Top Because Republicans Don’t Care About Electability

By Allen McDuffee | August 6, 2015

Not yet anyway.

According to a poll published by Fox News this week, Republican respondents said at this stage of the game, electability is not their top priority in a candidate — strong leadership is. And that’s the data point that might explain why Donald Trump is consistently at the top of the polls and, yet, not believed to be the Republican nominee in the end.

Ideological purity came in second at 20 percent. From there, respondents answered equally among experience, electability and the ability to shake things up in Washington — all at 13 percent.

Republican Priorities in 2016 Candidates

Respondents were asked: