Polling is certainly not an exact science but it is hard to ignore trends with respect to polls. Conservative businessman Donald Trump has been trending upward in national polls for months. Many polling experts will argue that 50% is the magic number candidates should hit in public polling to determine their strength.
Donald Trump is just about there.
According to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey poll, here are the numbers:
- Donald Trump, 48 percent
- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 27 percent
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 18 percent
Trump’s focus now, though, is on securing the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, and while he will likely hold the most delegates heading into the convention, of all Republicans who agree he should become the party’s nominee if he does not reach the cutoff number, the poll found:
57 percent say Trump should win with a plurality;
27 percent disagree;
14 percent are unsure.
Primaries are not decided by national polls but they certainly give an indication of where the electorate is and it can affect individual state races.
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