Fifty-five percent of Republican voters that were surveyed said they trust the businessman to handle the U.S. economy, granting him a 46 point lead over its nearest rival in the issue.
Fifty-one percent of respondents said that Trump would be the right man to take care of the federal budget, and 48 percent of Republicans believe that he is the most qualified GOP presidential candidate to tackle illegal immigration crisis.
Among others, GOP voters also trust Trump on issues such as the Islamic State (46 percent) and foreign policy (30 percent).
The poll places Trump atop the Republican field once more with a 20 point lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 22 point over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and 24 point lead over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Donald Trump now has the support of 36 percent of registered GOP voters and GOP-leaning independents. Other candidates total the support of nearly 5 percent of Republican voters.
Trump’s recent lead is by the far the strongest in any national poll since he entered the presidential race in June. He is also tremendously popular among voters that lack a college degree (46 percent said that they would back him). But, he apparently failed to win the hearts of those with a higher education, who favor Cruz (22 percent), Rubio and Carson (with 19 percent each).
Nevertheless, the businessman won the trust of GOP voters on key issues for the nation’s future. Sixty percent of voters who reported U.S. economy as an ‘extremely important’ issue in their decision to cast a vote now support Trump.
About 55 percent of GOP voters that are most interested in the illegal immigration issue said that they would back the businessman, while 49 percent of those interested in solving radical extremism view Trump as the right man for the job.
Forty-two percent of GOP voters or four in 10 Republicans believe that Trump is the best candidate when it comes to solve the U.S.’s problems, while 37 percent see him as the right person to sit in the Oval Office.
Furthermore, 52 percent of voters bet on Trump to win the next general election. Only 15 percent believe that Rubio will become the next U.S. President, and 11 percent trust Cruz for that one.
When it comes to immigration, 67 percent of the businessman’s supporters believe that the best solution to the problem would be the mass deportation of all illegal aliens. By contrast, only 39 percent of supporters of other GOP presidential hopefuls welcome the idea.
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