Of course, a main reason for this is not only what Mr. Trump says but how he says it. He is striking a chord as something of an unfiltered populist. Many people claim that he is touching on issues that they want to be discussed. And as a result, he is fast becoming a voice for many Americans.
Some recent comments indicate that his representation may be a bit more broad than simply the economy and immigration, however. Mr. Trump has been dipping his toe in the formidable ocean of religion.