Artist Barry Blitt explained, “Donald Trump has entered the fray of Republican Presidential candidates with all the grace of a bully doing cannonballs and belly flops at the local swimming pool. I’ll certainly be watching the first televised debate, just around the corner, on August 6th. Trump never fails to provide hours of slack-jawed amazement."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2015
FiveThirtyEight tries to explain the Trump Surge: "But the polling points to another, less sexy story: First, Republican voters don’t rate Trump as all that conservative, and second, he’s actually polling about equally well among all sections of the GOP. In Trump speak, this means he is loved universally; in reality, the broad, shallow nature of Trump’s support suggests it’s due mostly to near-universal name recognition, thanks in part to being in the news more often than the news anchors."
And, FWIW, the Huffington Post has moved its Trump's campaign coverage to "Entertainment."