A new poll from Rasmussen shows 57% of likely Republican voters now expect real estate mogul Donald Trump to be the party’s eventual nominee for president in 2016.
From Business Insider:
According to a new Rasmussen poll out on Friday, 57% of likely Republican voters now think Trump is likely to be the party’s nominee. That includes 25% of voters who say it’s “very likely” he’ll win the nomination.
As Rasmussen notes, that’s up significantly from the 27% in July who thought it likely that Trump would be the nominee.
The real-estate magnate has defied expectations and maintained his front-runner status in the polls despite numerous controversies and few concrete policy proposals.
Since jumping to the front of the pack in July, Trump has consistently received more than 20% of the Republican vote nationally, with a Real Clear Politics average of 22% in recent polling. The next-closest candidate is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who has averaged about 10.7% of the vote recently.
The article makes a point to say the results of the poll aren’t who the Repubs WANT to be the nominee, but who they THINK will be the pick.
A recent CNN poll showed 58% of Republicans believe their party has a better chance to win with someone other than Trump.