The results are backed up by a Reuters poll Wednesday that put Trump at 25 percent nationally and Bush at 12 percent.
Clinton matchups against other Republicans are too close to call.
Here’s what you need to know. And she’s about as honest and trustworthy as Donald Trump. Trump’s new nationwide numbers are especially significant as the first presidential debate looms on Fox News. It’s a three percentage point uptick from his standing in Quinnipiac’s last poll – and a rise that could elevate him to an appearance on the Republican debate stage.
Pollsters and those that follow them closely have questioned the use of national polls to determine who should be in debates.
The story, which the major media was slathering over, didn’t hurt Trump. 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.
However, while Trump does well with men who bill themselves as very conservative, he does not do as well with women. News reported. Bush, a former Florida governor and the third member of his family to seek the presidency, is the first choice of 10%.
The bombastic reality television star and real estate magnate has the support of 20% of Republicans, reported by the poll, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker following at 13% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush rounding out the top-3 at 10%. She fares better against Scott Walker – edging him out at 44-43 percent – but just barely. Paul and Rubio stand at 6% each, Carson, Cruz and Huckabee at 5%, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kasich rounding out the top 10 at 3%.
The five-day rolling online poll had Trump at 15 percent among Republicans on Friday before he rocketed to 24.9 percent on Tuesday.
It is worth mentioning that Ohio Governor John Kasich, who only entered the race last week, also showed promising results in the poll, nearly doubling his support.
Though Clinton leads the Democratic field in the “no way” category, she is still the clear front-runner in her party.
Both party leaders have their worst favorability ratings yet. Fully half of voters now view her unfavorably.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets 55 percent of Democratic voters across the nation, with 17 percent choosing U.S. Sen.
Sanders beats Trump 45 – 37 percent. Yet on two other key metrics of candidate performance, trust and caring about voters, Trump is underwater by roughly 2-1 margins.
As reported by Reuters, Trump has now taken a huge lead in the race to become the Republican presidential nomination for the 2016 election. Bernie Sanders holds an 8-point lead over Trump. Meanwhile, Clinton and Biden tied when polled against Bush and Walker, as stated by the Quinnipiac poll. Trump may be surging in GOP quarters, but he would clearly be a dead loss in a general election.