Poll: Trump Leads Cruz by 19 Points
Donald Trump has pulled away from Ted Cruz and solidified his lead in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
According to the results, Trump netted 35 percent of the vote, while the second place Cruz only managed to get 16 percent.
The Hill reports:
The results mark Trump’s highest voter support in the poll so far, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is at his lowest, in fifth place with just 3 percent, behind Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who commands 9 percent.
Most of the poll’s sampling concluded before Trump’s controversial call late Monday for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
Trump nonetheless earns high enthusiasm among Republican primary voters, with 66 percent stating they have excitement or optimism about a potential Trump presidency. About 51 percent of Trump’s supporters say they are certain of their pick, compared to just a quarter of those who back someone else.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina nabs 1 percent in the poll.
Among voters across the political spectrum, nearly two-thirds say they are concerned or frightened by the idea of a Trump presidency.
CBS News and The New York Times conducted their latest sampling of 431 Republican primary voters Dec. 4–8. It has a 6 percent margin of error.
Trump is facing significant backlash from his fellow Republicans for suggesting a pause on the Islamic faithful entering America earlier this week.
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