Our old pal Donald Trump is back in the news. His presidential publicity stunt to win ratings for the Celebrity Apprentice is moving along quite nicely, according to the hot new poll. Trump leads runner-up Mike Huckabee in GOP presidential pack by... let's see here... nine points. What the hell?

Nothing in this world makes sense anymore. From Public Policy Polling: "Trump's broken the perpetual gridlock we've found at the top of the Republican field, getting 26% to 17% for Mike Huckabee, 15% for Romney, 11% for Newt Gingrich, 8% for Sarah Palin, 5% for Ron Paul, and 4% for Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty."

Another interesting number from this poll: 23% of Republican primary voters are only willing to vote for a candidate who is a birther. These people obviously love Donald Trump, the bad guy from Saturday morning cartoons.

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