Poll: Donald Trump Favorability Surges Among Republican Voters

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GOP 2016 frontrunner Donald Trump is now being viewed more favorably by Republican voters, according to a new poll.

The poll also revealed the reason why outsiders are surging in both the Democratic and Republican polls – more than 64 percent say America’s current political system is dysfunctional.

According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Trump is still the favorite among Republicans and right-leaning voters.

The Washington Post detailed the poll findings:

1) Republicans say by 64-35 that Trump is “qualified to serve as president.” By contrast, Americans overall say by 60-37 that he is not qualified.

2) Republicans say by 60-35 that Trump is “honest and trustworthy.” By contrast, Americans overall say he is not honest and trustworthy by 59-35.

3) Republicans say by 53-45 that Trump understands the problems of people like them. By contrast, Americans overall say he does not by 67-29.

4) Republicans say by 54-42 that Trump “has the kind of personality and temperament it takes to serve effectively as president.” By contrast, Americans overall say he doesn’t have those things by 63-33.

“That’s remarkable,” wrote Washington Post’s Greg Sargent. “And by the way, a recent Quinnipiac survey also found majorities of Iowa Republicans give Trump similarly positive personal ratings.”

The poll shows Trump’s favorability rating increasing as the GOP frontrunner, but on the other side, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is seeing her favorability ratings go on a downward slide.