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Poll: 20% of Dems Would Defect for Trump

According to a new poll by Mercury Analytics, 20 percent of Democrats would defect and vote for Donald Trump.

The current election cycle has seen Trump break down many walls on his conquest for the Republican nomination and despite some dicey comments, the candidate continues to dominate in the polls.

The Hill reports:

A smaller number of Republicans say they’d vote for Clinton — about 14 percent.

Ron Howard, the company’s CEO and a Democrat, said he expected Trump’s first campaign ad to have “little impact — or in fact negative impact” on Democrats and independents. But the ad actually resonated with Democrats more than he expected.

About one-quarter of Democrats said they “agree completely” that the ad raises good points, with another 19 percent agreeing at least “somewhat.”

“The challenge to Hillary, if Trump is the nominee and pivots to the center in the general election as a problem-solving, independent-minded, successful ‘get it done’ businessman is that Democrats will no longer be able to count on his personality and outrageous sound bites to disqualify him in the voters’ minds,” Howard said, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The company surveyed about 916 likely voters this week. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

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