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Trump Leads GOP as First Debate Approaches

A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports has revealed that Donald Trump is leading the race to represent the Republicans in the upcoming election. The poll asked 471 likely Republican voters who they would vote for out of the current batch of candidates.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 26%
  • Scott Walker – 14%
  • Jeb Bush – 10%
  • Mike Huckabee – 7%
  • Ted Cruz – 7%
  • Marco Rubio – 5%
  • John Kasich – 5%
  • Ben Carson – 5%
  • Rand Paul – 3%
  • Chris Christie – 2%
  • Rick Perry – 2%
  • Rick Santorum – 2%

The top three candidates for the Republican Party have been Trump, Bush, and Walker. They are polling extremely well, but Trump continues to lead the Republicans, despite his sideshow act. Only time will tell whether or not he maintains that lead, but considering how much press he has been generating for his comments, it seems as if they aren’t having any major effect on his overall standing.

Trump scored the majority of his votes from males and middle-aged Americans. His two biggest groups were Americans aged 40-64 and over 65. Most of Bush’s voters were spread across the different demographics, while Walker was most popular with Americans over 65.

In terms of demographics, the poll was 54 percent male and 46 percent female. In terms of age, 25 percent of voters were 18-39, 50 percent were 40-64, and 25 percent were over 65. 88 percent of voters were white, while 12 percent identified as a different ethnicity. Lastly, 74 percent of voters identified with the Republican Party and 26 percent identified as a different party all together.

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