A battery of new poll numbers from Quinnipiac University paints an interesting portrait of the state of the election.
(A portrait that will change dramatically over time, growing steadily older and less appealing, like that one Dorian owned, so we may all stay young at heart by ignoring it.)
The main takeaway from these numbers, though, is that — with the exception of two asterisks — Donald Trump is viewed as a real candidate to the same extent as other Republican contenders.
Here are six key data points:
1. The Trump surge continues to amaze
Quinnipiac also polled the same three swing states in June. Back then, barely anyone supported Trump. In Florida, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio did well, since they are from there. In Ohio, it was John Kasich for the same reason. And in Pennsylvania, lots of people did well.