2016

USA Today Poll ➠ Trump Takes The Lead

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Donald Trump has taken top position in a new poll of likely Republican voters conducted for USA Today. That’s the good news for the Trump campaign.

In the nationwide survey, Trump leads at 17% and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is second at 14%, the only competitors who reach double digits. Trump’s edge, which is within the poll’s margin of error, is one more sign that his ​harsh rhetoric about immigration and toward his rivals has struck a chord with some voters.

The bad news for Trump is that the same poll finds he would crash and burn in a head-to-head matchup with the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.

While he leads the GOP field, he fares the worst of seven hopefuls in hypothetical head-to-heads against former secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic nominee. Bush, the strongest candidate against Clinton, lags by four points nationwide, 46%-42%. Trump trails by 17 points, 51%-34%.

While candidates such as Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are not exciting the GOP base as much as Trump is right now, all three fare better in a head-to-head matchup compared to Clinton.


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