POLL: “THE DONALD” STILL ENJOYS DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD
|| By FITSNEWS || Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump‘s latest theatrics have done nothing to erode his status as the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.
According to the latest NBC polling (.pdf here), Trump is supported by 23 percent of “Republican” primary voters – well ahead of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent), retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (11 percent), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (8 percent), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida (8 percent), former Florida governor Jeb Bush (7 percent) and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (7 percent).
Trump’s lead comes despite his recent dustup with Fox News’ anchor Megyn Kelly – who was part of the network’s full-frontal assault against “The Donald” during last week’s widely watched GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.
“The overnight poll was conducted for 24 hours from Friday evening into Saturday,” the network reported. “During that period, Donald Trump stayed in the headlines due to his negative comments about Kelly and was dis-invited from a major conservative gathering in Atlanta.”
NBC News’ poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
Worth mentioning in the poll? A whopping 54 percent of Trump voters said they would cast their ballot for him even if he isn’t the GOP nominee. Only one-in-five said they would bail on him to support the eventual GOP nominee.