Boorish heretical flap-jaw Donald Trump was regularly leading Republican presidential polls about this time last month, mostly by juicing up the birther segment of the GOP electorate.

Then, over the course of one magical week, Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate, made wicked fun of Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and announced the death of Osama bin Laden. Now Donald Trump's fake campaign appears to be over, if things that never really existed can ever be considered "over."

Public Policy Polling, which gave Trump a nine-point lead this time last month, shares the news from its latest monthly survey:

Donald Trump has had one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of Presidential politics. Last month we found him leading the Republican field with 26%. In the space of just four weeks he's dropped all the way down to 8%, putting him in a tie for fifth place with Ron Paul.

Tied with Ron Paul, the candidate who Donald Trump said could never win a presidential election. But there's plenty of losing to go around.

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