…I’d rather vote for a single billionaire I know, than support the dozens of billionaires who hide behind the scenes…
Another series of polls today from CNN/ORC (full pdf below), and from NBC (Iowa) show a convergence of statistical support. Candidate Donald Trump continues to solidify his lead and the base of his support grows ever more firm:
(Via CNN) Washington – Donald Trump has hit a new high in the race for the Republican nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, with more than 4-in-10 Republican voters nationwide now saying they back the billionaire.
And more than two-thirds of Republicans say he’s the candidate most likely to capture their party’s presidential nomination.
Trump has topped the 40% mark for the first time in CNN/ORC polling, standing at 41%. That more than doubles the support of his nearest competitor, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who notches 19% support in the poll. No other candidate hit double-digits. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio landed at 8%, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 6%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 5%, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 4%, and the rest at 3% or less.
Despite the new high-mark for Trump, the GOP race remains fairly stable compared with where it was in the most recent CNN/ORC poll in late December. (read more)
Here’s the historical review of the same poll:
Here’s the full poll data:
In addition, NBC conducted a poll of Iowa Voters and found a similar outcome with Donald Trump at 39% support and Ted Cruz at 17%.
Most notable in the NBC poll is the drop in evangelical support for Ted Cruz:
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