A majority of Republican voters believe that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMellman: Parsing the polls The Trail 2016: Digging up dirt Dem lawmaker on White House race: ‘Something is wrong with us’ 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 RubioOvernight Tech: Rubio, Cruz take up internet domain fight Kasich moves to hold on to his delegates Pressure builds from GOP to delay internet domain transition MORE (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzOvernight Cybersecurity: Wyden government hacking bill gets House companion Overnight Tech: Rubio, Cruz take up internet domain fight Limbaugh avoids endorsing Trump 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.