With Jeb! out of the Presidential race, Trump’s lead has grown to 36%, 15% over his nearest competitor Marco Rubio who has 21%, ahead of Ted Cruz at 17%. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll, taken after the South Carolina Republican primary, John Kasich is up 6 points to 12% and Ben Carson has 8%.
In addition another Rasmussen poll shows 71% of likely Republican voters believe Trump will be the Republican nominee and another 36% say it is very likely. That’s down a bit from the high of 74% and 40% a week ago.