Fifty-seven percent of Republican voters surveyed by Rasmussen Reports said that they expect Donald Trump to win the party's presidential nomination next year.
The results include 25 percent saying that the billionaire businessman was "very likely" to be the nominee, according to the Rasmussen results released Friday.
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 adults Wednesday and Thursday for its latest weekly survey. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The results compared with 27 percent who felt that Trump's nomination was likely shortly after his June 16 announcement, including only 9 percent who said it was "very likely," according to Rasmussen.
"Donald Trump has captured the public’s attention for better or worse, and his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, once seen as a pipe dream, is now a topic of serious discussion," Rasmussen said in announcing the latest poll results.
Overall, however, 49 percent of the respondents said they believed Trump would be the nominee — and that includes 17 percent who called it "very likely."
Those results compare with 23 percent and 7 percent, respectively, in the June survey, according to Rasmussen.
In addition, 48 percent of those surveyed responded that Trump is not likely to win the nomination in the latest poll — and that includes 21 percent who feel that the possibility "is not at all likely."
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