February 12th, 2016 • iizthatiiz
Donald Trump crashes past the 40 percent barrier in the latest national poll
Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump nearly outpaced his four closest rivals in the nationwide poll conducted by Morning Consult. Trump registered 44 percent, while Cruz, Rubio, Bush and Carson combined are at 45 percent.
The survey of 1600 self-identified Republicans and GOP-leaning independents was conducted February 10th-11th. More than 67% of GOP primary voters now have a favorable view of Trump. This is the first national survey taken since Trump’s crushing victory in the New Hampshire primary. The large sample size leaves a narrow margin of error of only plus or minus 2 percentage points.
There is more good news for Trump
A South Carolina poll sponsored by the Augusta Chronicle, also taken after the New Hampshire result, shows Trump with almost a 17 point lead over second place Ted Cruz.
Trump drew a support level of 36.3 percent, with Cruz trailing at 19.6 percent.
The South Carolina survey of 779 of Republican and GOP leaning voters also has a small margin of error at +/- 3.5%.