Poll: Trump Jumps 7 Points to Second Place, Follows Jeb Bush

Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid
Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid

GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump had a great day in the polls.

A new Fox News poll has Trump in second place to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as a favorite for the Republican nomination.

Trump jumped seven percentage points since the previous poll prior to his formal announcement.

The top ten candidates and likely candidates per the Fox News poll results were as follows:


  1. Jeb Bush – 15%
  2. Donald Trump – 11%
  3. Ben Carson – 10%
  4. Rand Paul – 9%
  5. Scott Walker – 9%
  6. Marco Rubio – 8%
  7. Mike Huckabee – 6%
  8. Ted Cruz – 4%
  9. Carly Fiorina – 3%
  10. Rick Santorum – 3%

Tied at two percent are Chris Christie, John Kasich, Rick Perry, and Bobby Jindal – who formally launched his campaign Wednesday evening.

George Pataki and Lindsey Graham are both tied at one percent at the bottom of the poll.

Trump also placed high in a Citizens United poll released Wednesday, as Breitbart News reported.

He also trailed Bush at second place in a recent Suffolk University Poll of New Hampshire voters.

However, the bad news for Trump is that the poll showed he had something in common with Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee.

“More than twice as many say Trump is not honest and trustworthy as think he is (64 percent vs. 30 percent). That gives him an honesty score of negative 34,” Fox News reported. “Clinton’s honesty score is negative seven.  Less than half of voters — 45 percent — rate her as honest.  That’s unchanged from earlier this year, but down from a record 54 percent who said she was honest in 2014.  A 52-percent majority says Clinton is not honest.”

The poll was conducted June 21-23rd with roughly 1,005 registered voters. The results have a plus or minus three percent margin of error.


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