UPDATE, Trump leads in a national poll, here.
In the latest poll in the swing state of North Carolina, Donald Trump actually leads the pack by a significant margin.[read_more]
In this poll, Trump has 16% followed by 12% for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 11% for Mike Huckabee, 9% for Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, 7% for Rand Paul, 6% for Ted Cruz, 5% for Chris Christie, 4% for Carly Fiorina, 2% for Rick Perry, 1% each for Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum, and less than 1% each for John Kasich and George Pataki.
Trump’s favorability rating is 55/32 and he’s doing very well with younger voter (29%) and men (20%). He does even better with self-described “very conservative voters,” who have a favorable view of him (66%). Jeb Bush only gets 37% approval from very conservative voters with 44% off them viewing him negatively. Bush’s favorability ratings are second worse at 43/35. Only Chris Christie is worse, 27/41.
Hillary leads the Democrat field, 55% to 20% for Bernie Sanders, 7% for Jim Webb, and 4% each for Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley. But Hillary is down from 62% a month ago. Five Republican candidates beat Hillary, Mike Huckabee at 49/45 and Scott Walker at 47/43. Ben Carson leads her by 3 at 47/44, and Marco Rubio and Rand Paul each have 1 point leads at 47/46 and 46/45 respectively. She wins against 4 other Republicans, Donald Trump and Chris Christie who each trail Clinton by 3 points at 47/44 and 46/43 respectively, Jeb Bush trails her at 45/43 and Ted Cruz at 47/46. Clinton ties with Carly Fiorina, with both at 45%.
Trump may be a flash in the pan but he’s making an awfully big flash, enough to be very upsetting to the RNC and other establishment Republicans, like Tom Davis who said,
“Trump is just dominating the race right now, he’s sucking the air out of this thing, our candidates are all being forced to react to his comments.”
Full survey results here.