It certainly seems that the more Donald Trump bangs the political drum about illegal immigrants and crime — the more he stands firm on his convictions and refuses to yield to critics — the better he fares in the polls.
According to a new survey of registered Republican voters, Trump is now leading the field — the entire GOP field. The Economist/YouGov poll gives the billionaire businessman a four-point lead in the extremely crowded GOP race for the 2016 nomination. Trump is preferred by 15% of the respondents, with Jeb Bush and Rand Paul tied for second place at 11% apiece, followed by Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee with 9% each.
The Hill notes of the new poll: “In addition to being the first choice for the majority of likely voters who participated in the poll, Trump was also the primary second choice for those who preferred another candidate as their nominee.”
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