FILE - In this Saturday, July 11, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. Retired "Late Show" host David Letterman appeared with comedians Martin Short and Steve Martin at their live comedy show on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Antonio, where Letterman read "Interesting facts about Donald Trump." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Is Donald Trump a viable presidential candidate? (poll)

Unless you have been hibernating in a cave, you know that Donald Trump is running for president and has had some polarizing things to say, about immigration particularly. As Times reporter Kurtis Lee wrote, “his denunciations of illegal immigrants and foreign competitors, from China to Mexico, have struck a chord with millions of voters —…
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July 13, 2015
FILE - In this Saturday, July 11, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. Retired "Late Show" host David Letterman appeared with comedians Martin Short and Steve Martin at their live comedy show on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Antonio, where Letterman read "Interesting facts about Donald Trump." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Donald Trump (John Locher / Associated Press)

Unless you have been hibernating in a cave, you know that Donald Trump is running for president and has had some polarizing things to say, about immigration particularly.

As Times reporter Kurtis Lee wrote, “his denunciations of illegal immigrants and foreign competitors, from China to Mexico, have struck a chord with millions of voters — particularly older, white conservatives, polls indicate — who feel that most politicians have ignored their concerns. Their backing has propelled Trump to the front rank of the splintered GOP field.

“At the same time, Trump’s words have harmed the party’s already tenuous efforts to attract minority voters, particularly Latinos, whom a Republican presidential nominee would need to win key states in the 2016 election. And the cautious and tentative comments that most of the other GOP candidates have made in response have highlighted how narrow a path the party must tread if it hopes to win the presidency — trying to reach out to minority voters while fearing to alienate the conservative whites who have formed the GOP’s base of support in recent elections.”

Do you think Donald Trump has a chance to be elected president? Vote in our poll and let us know.

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