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Lorain County voter supports Trump despite controversy

Lorain County woman stands behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump (Source: WOIO) Lorain County woman stands behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump (Source: WOIO)
LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

A new Reuters/Ipsos Poll shows business magnate and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has the support of one-quarter of GOP voters.

Right now, he is the frontrunner for the nomination.

Trump first announced his run for president on June 16, 2015.

That same day, Lorain County resident, 22-year-old Tabitha Fathauer was hard at work at her home on Chestnut Ridge Road.

"Soon as he said he was going to run for president we made our sign and we put it right out," Fathauer said.

Since then Trump has faced a firestorm of controversy for some of his comments.

This week, Trump verbally targeted Rand Paul, calling the presidential hopeful "weird" and a "spoiled brat."

Trump also criticized Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly, accusing her of asking an unfair question at last week's GOP debate.

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out her wherever," Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon.

Some felt Trump's words were an attack against women. Fathauer does not see it that way.

"I don't think he's offensive at all. Megyn Kelly was rude to him," she said.

The real estate mogul received the most heat for commenting about undocumented immigrants, saying, "they’re thugs, they're bringing guns, and some I assume are good people."

Fathauer says she supports Trump’s views.

"You got all these illegal aliens killing people," said Fathauer.

Trump continues to lead the Republican field in Iowa.

Republican candidate Carly Fiorina has seen an increase in popularity.

She is the biggest winner coming out of Monday night’s GOP debate.

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