Trump solidifies position as one issue candidate in continuing poll


 Immigration Takes a 5-1 Lead Over

Taxes, Healthcare and Jobs (Combined)

By Respondents at

 San Rafael, CA—July 21, 2016—After 10 months of polling at, voters have resoundingly declared that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump resonates on a single issue, immigration.

Asked to choose among four issues (healthcare, jobs, immigration and taxes), respondents have declared that immigration, by a 5 to 1 margin over the other three (combined), is the single issue with which they identify him.

“Not only is the margin enormous, but it is also trending up,” said Gary Tobin, who has been conducting the polling on his site ( since October of 2015.  “Days go by when there isn’t a single respondent who identifies Trump with anything other than immigration.”

Tobin said the response rate of 35 percent of site visitors who vote has remained steady for more than six months.  “While I don’t claim that the poll is scientific, the results are remarkably consistent over time.”

Attributes that have been seen as “identifiers” of Trump’s style are clearly delineated by voters.  “’Egotistical,’ which is singled out by 20 percent of the voters, continues to attract the most votes and has increased dramatically (10 percent) in the last 30 days.  Rounding out the Top 3 are ‘buffoon’ at 14.7 percent and his proclivity to ‘insult people’ at 13.6 percent,” Tobin said.

Tobin, who is self-funding the site through his company (TOBIN & Associates), tallies and logs every vote the old fashioned way (by hand) “lest I be audited.”  Unlike Trump, he does not solicit funding on his site “although I have considered going into the baseball cap business with the logo which I own.”

About TOBIN & Associates

 TOBIN & Associates (, headquartered for nearly a decade in New York City, has operated from offices in San Rafael since 2004. It was founded in 1995. Tobin’s personal business history includes senior corporate communications positions with major global corporations.  He began his career as a journalist with the Palo Alto (CA) Times and later at the San Francisco Chronicle.



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