Poll: Trump drops 12 points in one week
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A Reuters poll released Friday finds that GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Kim fight PR war as summit talks collapse Trump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges MORE has dropped 12 points in less than a week, his largest single poll-to-poll drop since he took the primary lead in July.

Trump was still the favorite among 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, but down from 43 percent support registered on Nov. 22.

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The downtrend comes after a week of controversial comments he made about Muslims living in America, suggesting he would “surveil” mosques to root out domestic terrorist plots.

He also suggested a registered database for U.S. Muslims, which drew comparisons to Nazi Germany’s mandatory registration of Jews.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonDems expand 2018 message to ‘draining the swamp’ This is how Republicans should shape message to win elections Dems to target GOP corruption in midterms: report MORE also fell but finished second in the poll with 15 percent support.

Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Pro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform MORE (R-Texas) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Hillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Putting pressure on Trump, House passes bill barring government from doing business with ZTE MORE (R-Fla.) tie for third with 8 percent support each. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush comes in fifth with 7 percent support.

The five-day rolling average sample ranged from 464 to 347 online respondents and has a credibility interval of 5.2 to 6.1 percentage points.