The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Leads the Republicans in a CNN Poll

The latest results of a CNN and ORC International poll have revealed that Donald Trump still leads the Republican Party. Ben Carson trailed Trump, while Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, and Mike Huckabee were all substantially further behind Carson.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 32%
  • Ben Carson – 19%
  • Jeb Bush – 9%
  • Ted Cruz – 7%
  • Scott Walker – 5%
  • Mike Huckabee – 5%
  • Marco Rubio – 3%

Trump continues his dominance in the polls, despite a shaky couple of weeks that saw him exposed on several important issues like foreign policy. Earlier this week, he challenged African-Americans, downplaying the importance of their Black Lives Matter movement and suggesting that everyone who participated in it was trouble. Trump tends to poll well amongst the extreme Republican demographic in the United States, 71% of his supporters chose him because of his position on specific issues.

Carson has held his position behind Trump for several weeks now. He is a far more attractive candidate then Bush and Walker, and he has a lot more to offer to the country than either of those candidates. If he can cement his platform and win over diehard Republican voters, he may be able to catch up to Trump and challenge him for the Republican nomination.

Both Bush and Walker are lame duck candidates who will struggle to gain in the polls unless either Trump or Carson make a massive mistake in their campaigns. Their platforms are stale, they are career politicians, and in the case of Bush, he comes from a family with a deep-rooted history in American politics.

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