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Trump Holds 27-Point Lead in New Monmouth Poll

Trump Holds 27-Point Lead in New Monmouth Poll
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By    |   Monday, 14 December 2015 01:54 PM EST

Donald Trump has powered past his GOP presidential primary rivals to a commanding 41 percent lead, a new poll showed Monday.

The Monmouth University survey also shows a shuffling of the deck for the second tier rivals as well, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz muscling past retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson for second place – and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio close behind in third.

Here's the breakdown:
  • Trump: 41 percent
  • Cruz: 14 percent
  • Rubio: 10 percent
  • Carson: 9 percent
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: 3 percent
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 3 percent
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 2 percent
  • Former Hewlett-Packard businesswoman Carly Fiorina: 2 percent
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: 2 percent
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul: 2 percent
"It has become abundantly clear that Trump is giving his supporters exactly what they want, even if what he says causes the GOP leadership and many Republican voters to cringe," Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

The poll also finds 55 percent of GOP voters who aren't supporters of either Trump or Cruz feel the real estate billionaire doesn't have the right temperament to be president.

In other findings, the survey finds:
  • 30 percent of Republicans would be enthusiastic if Trump won the nomination; 37 percent would be satisfied; 12 percent would be dissatisfied and 16 percent would be upset.
  • Among all GOP voters, 40 percent would be okay with Trump as the party's standard-bearer, but 24 percent would be dissatisfied and 29 percent would be upset about it.
The poll's margin of error is 5 percent.

The numbers come after a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register survey of likely Iowa Republican caucus participants found Cruz holding an impressive 10-point advantage over Trump in that early voting state.

A Fox News poll gave Cruz a 28 percent-to-26 percent edge.

In another Iowa survey released Monday from Quinnipiac University, likely caucus-goers again is indicating a likely photo-finish, with Trump at 28 percent and Cruz at 27 percent, virtually doubling Rubio's 14 percent.

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Donald Trump has powered past his GOP presidential primary rivals to a commanding 41 percent lead, a new poll showed Monday.
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