Donald Trump Leads Republicans In New Poll

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Though the field of Republican presidential candidates seems to grow by the day, a clear leader has emerged in a poll released by Quinnipiac University on July 30.

Exactly 20 percent of Republicans and right-leaning voters said they would vote for Donald Trump if the primary election were held today, Politico reported.

Though that number may not seem high, it’s the largest portion of votes any candidate has received in a Quinnipiac over the last two years. Trailing Trump in second place was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who received 13 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who polled at 10 percent.

Conversely, Trump tops the list for candidates Republicans would “definitely not support.” A total of 30 percent of respondents said they would not vote for him, no matter what. In that poll, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie trailed him by 15 percent. Bush also took third place in that ranking, garnering 14 percent.

Unsurprisingly, 55 percent of Democrats and left-leaning poll respondents said they would select Hillary Clinton in a primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont trailed significantly with just 17 percent. Despite Clinton’s apparent popularity, her favorability in the survey was the lowest it’s ever been at 41 percent.

Sources: Politico, Quinnipiac University / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr