A majority of Republican voters believe that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFirst 100 days: A true reflection of Trump, poor reflection of America Fox poll: Trump approval below 50 percent Pelosi gives Trump an incomplete for first 100 days MORE will be their party’s presidential nominee, according to a Rasmussen poll released Friday.
The poll found that 57 percent of Republican voters think Trump is likely to win the nomination, up from 27 percent two months ago, when the billionaire businessman officially launched his campaign.
Only 15 percent of Republican voters see a Trump nomination as "not at all likely," down from 29 percent over the same span.
Voter confidence in Trump may be a reflection of national polls that have the businessman up by double-digits in the Republican primary.
A RealClearPolitics average of polls has Trump leading the primary field with 22 percent support, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 10 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 9 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioWhat’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms MORE (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzOvernight Defense: Senators go to White House for North Korea briefing | Admiral takes 'hit' for aircraft carrier mixup | Lawmakers urged to beef up US missile defense Senators get North Korea briefing in unusual WH visit Overnight Tech: FCC chief unveils plan for net neutrality rollback | Tech on Trump's sweeping tax plan | Cruz looks to boost space industry MORE (R-Texas) are tied for fourth with 7 percent each.
The Rasmussen poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters from Aug. 19-20 and has a 3-point margin of error.