They round out the top three in the Quinnipiac poll, though Fiorina is tied for third with Marco Rubio in the Fox News survey at 9 percent, and she came in fourth place at 11 percent, behind Jeb Bush, in the Bloomberg’s sample of Republican voters.
A Huffington Post Pollster chart from September 16 shows Trump in the lead, polling an average of 34.2 percent of the vote among 30 pollsters. Clinton’s overall numbers benefit from strong enthusiasm among Democrats: 74 percent who identify with the party say they have a realistic vision of Clinton as president.
Fiorina had 5 percent support in August, compared with Rubio’s 4 percent.
“When one looks at the very serious moral character questions, from Trump’s involvement in the casino gambling industry all the way through to his attitude toward women, Donald Trump is the embodiment of everything that evangelical Christians have been standing against in American culture”, he said.
Bush, who is Catholic, also told the media he respects Pope Francis and what he is accomplishing in his visit to the US this week, although he differs with a few of the spiritual leader’s views. The show’s popularity has declined over the years, but since 2004, Trump’s drawn about the same number of viewers as Mitt Romney drew primary voters last cycle. Despite all this Donald Trump still holds the lead in every poll, but do not expect him to continue this surge. Voters may still be trying to figure Carly Fiorina out.
But Republicans are struggling to unite behind a challenger to the former Apprentice Star and billionaire.
This might explain why Trump has defied expectations – why criticizing John McCain’s war record and picking fights with Fox News haven’t brought him down like everyone thought they would.
Per the poll, Trump has a favorability rating of 50.1 percent and the highest unfavorability rating of any candidate in the field, at 40.3 percent, while leading the field.
Donald Trump has slipped as several rival candidates have gained on the 2016 GOP front-runner, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll following the second Republican debate.
And he’d be in first if Trump were to drop out. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore are each supported by 1 percent of those polled. When Biden is removed from the race, his support breaks in Clinton’s favor by a 2-to-1 margin.
Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who leads Clinton in the race for the state’s Democratic primary votes, fares better against Trump, 57% to 37%, as does Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a run for the Democratic nomination. “He’s at 31 percent, so basically it means seven out of 10 likely Republican voters want somebody other than Trump”, Black said. Cheney argued that the “Trump momentum shows signs of stalling”.