Earlier this week Donald Trump told Boston Herald Radio that he will probably pass on granting an interview to Playboy. We took the news in stride. These things happen in publishing.
However, we couldn’t help but notice that since then The Donald has experienced his first free fall, and he is now second place (or first loser, if you will) behind Ben Carson in Iowa.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has moved into a dominant position in Iowa, surpassing former front-runner Donald Trump as evangelical Christians begin to coalesce around him in the state that will cast the first 2016 nomination ballots. A new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows the retired neurosurgeon is backed by 28 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, up 10 percentage points since late August. Trump is supported by 19 percent, down 4 points.
Trump is still leading the GOP field nationally, but we’re interested to see if what we’re dubbing “The Bunny Effect” will induce a latent drag on The Donald’s numbers in upcoming weeks, causing him to lose the nomination and find himself forever exiled to Twitter and reality televition. As campaign stumbles go, this could prove “Yuge.”