This article was originally written by Chris Chillizza and posted in the Washington Post:
A majority of Republican registered voters want either Donald Trump or Ben Carson to be their party’s 2016 presidential nominee, according to two new national polls from the Washington Post-ABC News and the New York Times-CBS News.
Let that sink in for a minute. Neither Trump, who made his name as a real estate mogul and reality star, nor Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, have run for any office prior to their presidential candidacies. Both men have staked the entirety of their campaigns on the idea that they are the furthest thing possible from a traditional politician. And it is working for both of them. Big time.
While the rise of Trump tends to dominate the headlines, polls like these from WaPo and the NYT provide a reminder of the big picture here for the Republican party. And that big picture is simple: The GOP establishment is on the run — and there are few signs that its members have any sort of coherent strategy to deal with the massive uprising within its ranks.
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