This Map Shows How The Crazier Trump Got, The More Popular He Became

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Beyond all political news analysts' wildest dreams, Donald Trump appears to be the Republican front-runner in several states as the first states are about to vote for their parties' candidates in the primaries.

Trump's campaign wildly broke the typical rules of presidential campaigns. He insulted everyone from prisoners of war to people with disabilities while making sweeping remarks against Mexicans and Muslims.

And yet, he's leading the polls in many states.

In fact, the more outlandish, disrespectful and straight-up racist things Trump said, the more votes he got in the polls. This timeline map, made by Erik Escoffier at CartoDB, shows how that phenomenon played out.

Citations: Donald Trump On John McCain's War Record: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured' (Huffington Post), Donald Trump under fire for mocking disabled reporter (BBC)