A majority of Republican voters believe that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump-Clinton debate gets record ratings Taliban ‘very interested’ in debate, watched from secret location Clinton shrugs over whether Trump will show up to next debate 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 RubioRubio praises Marlins pitcher José Fernández on Senate floor Glenn Beck: I was wrong about Ted Cruz Senate rivals gear up for debates MORE (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzCruz: Clinton 'tired' and 'formulaic' during debate The Trail 2016: Fight night Google backs Obama's internet transition plan 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.