Our latest national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely Republican Voters now think Trump is likely to be the Republican presidential nominee next year, with 25% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 27% who felt a Trump nomination was likely two months ago when he formally announced his presidential bid, a finding that included just nine percent (9%) who said it was Very Likely.
At that time, Trump ran near the bottom among the 12 declared GOP candidates. Now he leads the pack of Republican hopefuls which has grown to include 17 prominent contenders.
Among all likely voters, 49% think Trump is likely to be the Republican nominee, including 17% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 23% and seven percent (7%) respectively in the earlier survey. Forty-eight percent (48%) now say Trump is not likely to win the nomination, with 21% who feel it is Not At All Likely.
The poll goes on to say that 42% of Republican voters DON'T think Trump will be their candidate.
According to recent polling among the GOP candidates Trump is leading by double digits, so it makes sense that the Republican voters think he has this thing in the bag.
You know who it must suck to be right now?
Here Jeb thought all he had to do was bide his time until the GOP clown car careened off the cliff leaving him the last one standing, and now he finds himself stuck in the back seat while the vehicle is being driven by a mad man who seems intent on taking the whole lot of them over the cliff with him.