A new national Quinnipiac University poll finds Donald Trump leading the crowded Republican presidential primary field with 20 percent support, even as 30 percent of registered Republican voters say there is "no way" they would support him for president. The New York reality TV star and real-estate magnate is trailed by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, at 13 percent support, and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, at 10 percent.
Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio all have six percent support while Ted Cruz and John Kasich have 5 percent and Chris Christie has 3 percent.
This is a big jump for Trump in the Quinnipiac poll; in May, he registered just 5 percent support. Dropping the most support since May are Carson, Huckabee, and Rubio, who each registered 10 percent support two months ago.
Although he leads the GOP field in this latest poll, Trump doesn't poll so well against his potential Democratic opponents in the general election. Hillary Clinton, who holds a commanding lead of 55 percent among registered Democratic voters, is currently beating Trump 48 percent to 36 percent. Vice President Joe Biden, who is not yet in the race, earns 49 percent support to Trump's 37 percent, and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has 45 percent to Trump's 37 percent.
The other top Republicans are a little more even with Clinton. Bush has a one-point edge on her, 42 percent to 41 percent, while Clinton leads Walker by a single point, 44 percent to 43 percent.
Hillary Clinton was asked about new poll numbers that show the American people don't trust her. "Well, I don't like to read that, it won't surprise you to hear me say it," Clinton said with a big grin on her face.
Clinton suggested that people will see that she's a fighter as she continues to campaign. And that Americans will vote her for that reason. Clinton did not say that she thinks people might change their minds on whether they can trust her.
Democrat Hillary Clinton is trailing some potential Republican opponents in three key swing states, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac, and doing about as well against the GOP as one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.
A new poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa finds Scott Walker with a broad base of support just a week after the Wisconsin governor officially entered the presidential race. The new survey from Monmouth University finds Walker with 22 percent support, leading his closest competitor, Donald Trump, by nine points in the crowded GOP field.
Hillary Clinton has already spent nearly one million dollars on polling. According to the Democratic presidential candidate's first Federal Election Commission disclosure report, the campaign has already spent $904,915.00 on polling.
Another poll of likely Democratic presidential primary voters shows Vermont senator Bernie Sanders closing a considerable gap with Hillary Clinton, while Vice President Joe Biden looks like he could be a spoiler if he decides to run for the nomination.
The latest Suffolk University/USA Today poll is likely spooking Republicans in Washington and eliciting cheers from Hillary Clinton headquarters. The poll finds Donald Trump leading the pack of GOP White House hopefuls with 17 percent support, with all the remaining candidates but Jeb Bush registering just single digits.
A new poll from Suffolk University and USA Today finds the majority of Americans do not want to debate gun control in the 2016 presidential election. According to the poll of 1,000 adults, 52 percent say they would not like gun control to be a "significant subject" during the election, with 43 percent saying they would.
“There is more desire to tighten than to loosen [gun laws]," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, in a statement accompanying the release of the poll.
The only female Democratic candidate for president may have a problem with male voters in that party, judging by a new Suffolk University poll of the New Hampshire primary. The poll, which shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton below 50 percent support and just 10 points ahead of senator Bernie Sanders, reveals an interesting detail about where Clinton is weakest among Granite State Democrats.
A second poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters shows Vermont senator Bernie Sanders closing the gap with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. According to a new Suffolk University poll, 41 percent of likely primary voters in the Granite State support Clinton, while 31 percent support Sanders. The next closest Democrat, Vice President Joe Biden (who isn't currently running), comes in at eight percent.
Bernie Sanders, the independent Democratic senator from Vermont, is within striking distance of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a new poll of likely New Hampshire presidential primary voters. A new survey from the Morning Consult finds 44 percent of New Hampshire voters who say they will vote in the Democratic primary support Clinton with 32 percent supporting Sanders.
A new poll of Florida Republican primary voters finds a tightening race between the Sunshine State's two favorite sons in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. According to St. Leo University's Polling Institute, former governor Jeb Bush has 30 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in Florida, while Marco Rubio, the state's sitting junior senator, has 24 percent support. That's a surge of eight points for Rubio since St.