CNN/ORC Poll: Trump Comes Out On Top In GOP Presidential Race

| by Sean Kelly

According to a new CNN/ORC poll, Donald Trump is leading the race for the presidency among GOP candidates.

The poll showed Trump garnering 24 percent of the vote from registered Republicans, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush behind by 11 points, at 13 percent. Behind Bush is neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 9 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin with 8 percent and Rand Paul with 6 percent.

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio all landed at 5 percent, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee polled the lowest, garnering 4 percent of the vote.

Trump also showed the biggest increase in the poll, up 6 points since July’s CNN/ORC poll and following the Aug. 6 debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Trump’s favorability numbers amongst likely Republican voters was at 58 percent in the poll, increasing from 50 percent in the July survey.

Despite strong numbers overall, Trump showed a slight gender gap in the poll, likely as a result of the controversy surrounding his treatment of women. Currently, the billionaire businessman stands at 27 percent among men and 20 percent among women. 

There isn’t, however, a gender gap among Republican men and women when it comes to favorability. Sixty percent of women voters said they have a positive view of Trump, while 57 percent of men said the same. 

Sources: CNN, MSNBC

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