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Who is Trumping Who in Political Surveys on Eve of First Republican Presidential Candidate Debate

Posted on | August 6, 2015 | No Comments

To invoke legendary boxing MC Michael Buffer – “Let’s get ready to rumble!” The national political sparring season starts with the Fox News Republican presidential candidate debate. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at what some of the leading national political surveys and polls are saying about the current crop of GOP candidates that will be appearing on the debate stage. As an online marketing software company, we are immersed in surveys and provide online capabilities and support to a variety of different clients daily, so these surveys definitely peak our interests.

Media cycle marathon man Donald Trump has been the headline grabber and poll opinion leader in many surveys for over a month now. Although Trump continues to gain momentum, data from a sampling of political surveys still shows he has stiff competition for the mantle of GOP presidential candidate frontrunner. The top 10 candidate line-up for the Fox news prime-time Republican presidential debate includes:

  • Businessman Donald Trump
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
  • Dr. Ben Carson
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich

So just what is the public saying out there in political survey land about Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP? Check out these notable political survey results:

A Monmouth University survey shows that Republicans and Republican-leaning voters would support Donald Trump over Jeb Bush and Scott Walker for GOP nomination for president. Trump had top support at 26%, followed by Bush at 12% and Walker at 11%.

The Huffington Post surveyed 500 Republican activists and found that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio take top honors and are perceived as both worthy of support and electable.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll has Donald Trump in a clear lead among Republican candidates with 20% support. Following Trump is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 13% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 10%. Although Trump is gaining support in the Republican field the survey has him trailing Democrats Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the national presidential scheme of things.

Hold on folks, the political roller-coaster is leaving the platform! Enjoy the debate and see you at the polls on November 8, 2016!


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