“Experts” have said for months that Donald Trump would fall in the polls, but new numbers are showing familiar results for 2016 GOP Presidential hopeful as he continues to prove pundits wrong.
At 36%, Trump holds a 20% lead over his nearest rival, Ted Cruz. Cruz gets 16%.
According to Politico:
“Donald Trump is the top choice of more than one out of every three Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters, according to the results of a new CNN/ORC poll released Friday. And it’s not even close — at 36 percent, Trump’s closest competitor for the GOP presidential nomination is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at 16 percent.
Ben Carson, who finished second in the October CNN/ORC poll, fell to third this time with 14 percent. Following the retired neurosurgeon, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio earned 12 percent, with no other candidate finishing in the double digits.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earned 4 percent, followed by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina at 3 percent each, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 2 percent each and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 1 percent. Other candidates failed to register support, while 2 percent said they had no opinion.
Friday’s poll provides further evidence that declarations that the summer of Trump would fizzle in the fall were premature.”