ANOTHER NATIONAL POLL SHOWS TRUMP’S FRONTRUNNER STATUS
|| By FITSNEWS || Donald Trump‘s momentum in the GOP presidential primary continues to grow … and a compelling majority of “Republican” primary voters support his controversially stated views on the issue of illegal immigration.
According to the latest Fox News poll, the filterless billionaire real estate mogul is drawing the support of 18 percent of GOP primary voters nationwide – which puts him ahead of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (15 percent) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (14 percent).
Walker and Bush are the two establishment “Republican” frontrunners for the GOP presidential bid.
In even better news for Trump, a whopping 68 percent of likely primary voters support his views on immigration. Meanwhile 59 percent of GOP voters say Trump has “got guts.”
“I am incredibly pleased that my message is resonating with people all over the United States,” Trump said in a statement. “There are so many American’s that are ready to make our country great again and I am the only one who can make it happen. We will bring back the jobs, bring back the money, and bring back the spirit!”
Aside from Trump, Walker and Bush, no other GOP candidate registered double-digit support.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky scored eight percent, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida got seven percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson got six percent while U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee each received four percent.
Recently announced candidate Chris Christie – the governor of New Jersey – clocked in with three percent. Meanwhile Ohio governor John Kasich and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum each received two percent support.
The rest of the field – former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Texas governor Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and former New York governor George Pataki – all received one percent support or less.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton remains the runaway favorite to win her party’s nomination (drawing 59 percent compared to 19 percent for socialist independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont) – but her support has eroded somewhat over the last month.
Using both landline and cell phone interviews, the Fox poll surveyed 1,019 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide from July 13-15. Its GOP numbers have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent, while its Democratic responses have a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.