In a recent poll of 1,902 likely Republican voters in Florida Donald Trump lead with 26%, Jeb Bush came in second with 20%, Scott Walker at 12%. Florida Senator Marco Rubio was in 4th place with 9% of the vote.
From the St. Pete Poll,
If the Republican presidential primary election were held today who would you choose?
Ted Cruz: 4.2%
Rand Paul: 3.3%
Marco Rubio: 9.7%
Ben Carson: 4.5%
Jeb Bush: 20.0%
Donald Trump: 26.1%
Scott Walker: 12.2%
John Kasich: 4.1%
Unsure or Someone else: 15.9%
In the latest Quinnipiac poll Trump wins the Republican vote by a wide margin with 20% of the vote. Governor Walker is second with 13%. However when paired against Hillary he is the biggest loser, with Hillary beating him 48% to 36%. If Hillary faces Jeb Bush he win with 42% to 41%. Hillary wins against Scott Walker by 1%, 44% to 43%. Hillary and Trump have the highest numbers for not being trustworthy,
Trump is not honest and trustworthy, voters say 58 – 33 percent, and he doesn’t care about their needs and problems, voters say 63 – 31 percent.
Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, voters say 57 – 37 percent, and doesn’t care about
their needs and problems, voters say 52 – 45 percent
Over the last two weeks Donald Trump has led in every Republican voters poll, averaging a lead of 6%. More on The Donald’s surge here.
When will the other Republican candidates pay attention to why Trump is surging in the polls? If they don’t address some of these issues, Trump will be our candidate for President and we will need to get used to saying “Madam President.”
Finally, how should the GOP be handling Trump? Like Lee Atwater handled Ross Perot, says Ed Rogers in his interesting article today.