Poll: Trump remains tops in GOP

2015-12-02 21:02
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

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Washington - Billionaire businessman Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican field for president two months before the first party ballots are cast, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

Trump garners 27% of Republican support nationwide in the Quinnipiac University poll that also saw fellow political outsider Ben Carson losing ground. Carson fell to third place in the survey with 16%, after coming within one percentage point of Trump a month earlier.

Trump's success has surprised the party establishment who had expected him to quickly fizzle and fear he would alienate voters in a general election.

"It doesn't seem to matter what he says or who he offends, whether the facts are contested or the 'political correctness' is challenged, Donald Trump seems to be wearing Kevlar," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio gained to second place with 17%. Carson is tied for third with Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Florida governor Jeb Bush follows with 5% support.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Rodham Clinton is dominating rival Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator who describes himself as a democratic socialist. She has 60% support to his 30%.

The first votes in the state-by-state party elections will be cast in Iowa and New Hampshire in February ahead of general elections pitting the candidate from each party in November 2016.

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