Trump tops national poll for second straight week
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzViral video shows O’Rourke air-drumming to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ after Cruz debate Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate NY Times, McCabe give Trump perfect cover to fire Rosenstein, Sessions MORE (Tex.) and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioNikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story March For Our Lives founder leaves group, says he regrets trying to 'embarrass' Rubio Rubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' 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 PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulConservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill Some employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report MORE (Ky.) by four points.