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Trump Wins Top Spot in the National Republican Primary Averages

The latest trends from Huffpost Pollster have revealed that Donald Trump is still the leading candidate for the Republican Party, coming in at the top and maintaining the best average.

Candidate Averages:

  • Donald Trump – 35.8%
  • Ben Carson – 14.8%
  • Ted Cruz – 13.8%
  • Marco Rubio – 12.9%
  • Jeb Bush – 5.6%

Donald Trump’s polling average has remained strong for the last few months. While he slipped up for a little bit, he has managed to regain his form and has capitalized on the recent string of terrorism, using it to bolster his anti-immigration platform.

Ben Carson’s time in the spotlight is over. He was a popular choice for most of fall, but his weaknesses have been exposed and he doesn’t have anything of value to offer over Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Trump.

Rubio and Cruz are the two remaining candidates that are closest to the GOP establishment type of candidate that the party would like to elect. Trump is a wildcard for the GOP and they are fearful to head into 2016 with him in charge. In a general election, Trump could score a victory over Hillary Clinton, or he could lead the party to an immense embarrassment that sees them fall further into the fringes of America politics.

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