Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump budget may cut State dept. anti-Semitism positions: report Trump: It’s ‘better’ I skip WH dinner Jake Tapper falls — no, leaps — into Trump’s trap MORE has topped the rest of the GOP presidential field for the second time in as many weeks, according to a new Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll.
The national poll of voters who identify as Republicans or independents shows Trump in the lead with 17 percent, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with 14 percent.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare Dem senator: Confirm Gorsuch, Garland simultaneously THE MEMO: Trump takes the fight to Congress MORE (Tex.) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio moves to name street outside Russian embassy after slain opposition leader THE MEMO: Trump takes the fight to Congress Rubio says town halls designed for people to 'heckle and scream' MORE (Fla.) round out the top five with 8 percent, 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
“Trump is making daily headlines in advance of the primary season,” said Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos in a statement. “This has vaulted him to the top of the pack on the backs of conservative voters.”
Trump’s rapid ascent to head of the GOP pack was first cemented in a Public Policy Polling survey of likely voters in North Carolina, which placed Trump ahead of Bush and Walker by a four-point margin.
An Economist/YouGov poll of GOP voters released last week gave Trump his first national poll win, putting him ahead of Bush and Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulCruz, Lee, Paul demand 'full repeal' of ObamaCare Top House conservatives won't back draft ObamaCare replacement Freedom Caucus chair says he'd vote against draft ObamaCare replacement MORE (Ky.) by four points.