Washington - President Donald Trump? New Presidential Poll Says It May Be Possible
Washington - A new Reuters/Ipsos national presidential poll (http://bit.ly/1RmyVEd) out today has taken both pollsters and prospective voters by surprise.
Billionaire Donald Trump, long considered a long shot candidate for the Office of the President, is in a statistical dead-heat with Republican front-runner Jeb Bush. The news comes as a particular shock as Trump continues to deal with the fallout from his offensive remarks about Mexican-Americans and other groups.
According to the poll, Bush is in first place with 27.8 percent, followed closely by Trump at 23.1 percent, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio bringing up the rear at 18.1 percent. A total of 1,319 Americans over the age of 18 were surveyed, with the breakdown of 551 Democrats, 453 Republicans, and 176 Independents. Among likely Republican voters, the margin of error is approximately 5.2 percent, with 4.8 percent for Democrats, and 8.4 percent for Independents.
As for the Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton has maintained her lead of 43.9 percent over Vermont Senator Bernie Sander’s 21.3 percent. Sanders’ campaign has struggled to gain additional ground in the past week.
The poll also asked voters about current President Barack Obama, whose approval rating jumped slightly to 45%, with a total of 49% of voters disapproving of the job Obama is doing.
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