By Bronte Price, PolitcKING
A Quinnipiac poll released earlier today shows Trump leading the GOP and Hillary Clinton barely holding on to her 1st place position.
Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, Tim Malloy, said on Wednesday "Sen. Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton are neck and neck. But while Bernie has the trust, Hillary has the experience. Two different measurements of two dissimilar candidates." He added, "Like a freight train barreling through signals with his horn on full blast, Trump heads down the track towards a possible nomination."
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has 44% support compared Vermont senator Bernie Sanders who has 42%. 11% of voters are undecided, which has not changed from the February 5 national survey from Quinnipiac.
— KiwisForBernie (@KiwisForBernie) February 17, 2016
Malloy said that reports of Donald Trump’s imminent demise as a candidate are clearly and greatly exaggerated. “Like a freight train barreling through signals with his horn on full blast, Trump heads down the track towards a possible nomination.” He added that there is a there is a ‘but’ since Trump’s raw numbers are formidable, but he trails the pack on some of the ‘from the gut’ character measurements. “The kind of bright spot that Jeb Bush supporters, few as they be, may grab ahold of. The former Florida governor polls best in the pack on ‘experience.’” Malloy said.
Trump Widens Lead in Quinnipiac Poll https://t.co/Gq36UBvcr7
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77% of Republican voters say that Trump has a good chance of winning in November. 61% say Rubio has a good chance of winning and 60% say Cruz has a good chance. On the Republican side, Marco Rubio is in second place with 19%, barely edging out Sen. Ted Cruz who is at 18%. Gov. John Kasich has 6% while former Gov. Jeb Bush and Ben Carson are both at 4%. Undecided voters are currently at 9%.
The poll was conducted between February 10 and 15th. The survey included 1,342 registered voters nationwide who were contacted via landline and cellphone.
Here’s what Anthony Weiner has to say about Trump’s lead and why he thinks Trump can win the nomination:
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