Donald Trump announcing that he will seek the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.
Pollsters and political scientists question whether national polls present an accurate picture of who’s winning the nomination horse race. It is a notably weak showing for the well-known, lavishly financed Bush.
Here’s what you need to know. (Source: Quinnipiac, last accessed July 30, 2015.).
The five-day rolling online poll had Trump at 15 percent among Republicans on Friday before he rocketed to 24.9 percent on Tuesday.
Also on Wednesday, we told you how Trump sent shock waves through the party establishment in the key state of Florida, as he was shown to be comfortably ahead of both former Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Like his brethren, he’s freaked to the max that Trump will park his ego in a self-financed third party, where he would split the ’16 Republican vote and grease Hillary’s path to power. The comment created a backlash, with McCain urging Trump to apologize to US prisoners of war.
The Reuters poll was online and ran for five days. News reported.
Fifty-eight percent of voters consider Trump dishonest and untrustworthy, while 57 percent think the same of Clinton, according to the poll. Marco Rubio, who are all at six percent. Retire physician Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. No other Republican candidate tops 6 percent and 12 percent are undecided.
Republican presidential contenders’ rankings in national polls will determine which ones get to participate in the Fox News debate, Yahoo! Fox is having a shorter second debate with the candidates who are second-tier poll-wise.
A new St. Pete Polls survey shows that Trump is now in the lead among Florida Republican. That includes 710 Republicans with a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points and 681 Democrats with a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.
The poll shows Trump with his greatest support yet nationally, as almost a quarter of Republicans surveyed said he would be their choice as the party’s presidential nominee in 2016. Sanders also got his best score, with 32 percent favorable compared to 25 percent unfavorable. He would lose to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 48-36 percent – and would also be bested by Vermont Sen.
– Sanders beats Trump 45 – 37 percent.
“In the head-to-head match-ups, she beats him by nearly 20 points”. Meanwhile, Clinton and Biden tied when polled against Bush and Walker, according to the Quinnipiac poll.
With the first Republican debate coming up it’s needless to say that it is going to be interesting with a person like Donald Trump in the field. Clinton leads the Democratic field with 55 percent support, followed by Sanders (17 percent) and Biden (14 percent). Trump has not rejected a possibility of running as an Independent in the 2016 election.