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Donald Trump clear Republican leader in new national poll, ahead of Walker and Bush



Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican pack for president, taking 20 percent of Republican voters, comfortably ahead of Scott Walker with 13 percent and Jeb Bush with 10 percent, according to a Quinnipiac national poll released this morning.

But Trump, in a further sign of worry for the GOP, trails any of the three leading Democratic candidates by “wide margins,” the poll found.

Trump also tops the “no way” list as 30 percent of Republican voters say they would definitely not support him.

Among Republicans, Marco Rubio polls at 6 percent (though still has a good fav/unfav ratio) along with Rand Paul, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee, one percentage point above Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Twelve percent of Republican voters are undecided.

“They love him and they hate him. Donald Trump triumphs on the stump so far, but do voters REALLY want him? Maybe not so much,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“The good news for Secretary Hillary Clinton is that she is over 50 percent among Democrats and has a double-digit lead over Trump.”

“The not-so-good news is that she is locked in too-close to call races with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. And Vice President Joseph Biden runs just as well as her against the top Republicans,” Malloy added.

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[Last modified: Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:38am]


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