Donald Trump Has Best Chance Of Winning Presidential Seat In 2016

Donald Trump Has Best Chance Of Winning Presidential Seat In 2016
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Donald Trump has the best chance of winning president of the United States come November 2016 U.S. elections. This is according to 39 percent of the republican primary voters polled for the recent New York Times/CBS News poll. Jeb Bush comes in second with 39 percent and Ben Carson with 18 percent.


Now, if indeed Trump gets the nomination from among all other Republican candidates, 35 percent of the primary voters will support him. This despite only 27 percent of the primary voters saying they would like to see Trump being nominated for president in 2016; only 15 percent saying they like him for being outspoken; 13 percent liking him for being NOT a politician; and only 10 percent saying he is a strong leader.

Carson meanwhile nabs the second spot with 23 percent with regards to being nominated for President; Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Mark Rubio at third place with only 6 percent. As for second choices if their first choice did not get nomination, 19 percent like Carson; 12 percent likes Trump and Ted Cruz respectively.

Meanwhile, the ABC News/Washington Post poll has also showed favorable results for Trump. thirty-three percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents favor Trump for the nomination; 20 percent favors Carson. Support for Bush sank to 8 percent from 21 percent in poll conducted in March. Scott Walker drowned to 2 percent from 11 percent in March poll.

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On the other side of the field, support for Hillary Clinton dropped significantly to 42 percent from 63 percent in July poll. Support for Joe Biden, who has yet to announce his candidacy, increased to 21 percent from 9 percent in the previous poll.

See The New York Times/CBS News Poll here.

See ABC/Washington Post Poll here.

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