GOP voters: Trump most electable

GOP voters: Trump most electable
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Of 1,027 adults surveyed online earlier this month, seven in 10 Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters said the billionaire businessman could win the November 2016 presidential election if he’s nominated. Six in 10 voters said the same for Ben CarsonBen CarsonCOVID-19 homelessness is a public health problem — it's about to get worse Marcia Fudge — 'The Fixer' — will take on HUD Biden administration buys 100,000 doses of Lilly antibody drug MORE.

Meanwhile, six in 10 Republicans said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could win the general election, and 54 percent said the same for Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Senators reintroduce bill to block NATO withdrawal New US sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations MORE.


The AP-GfK poll also found that Carson and Trump are most likely to receive positive ratings from Republican voters, with 65 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of Carson and 58 percent saying the they have a favorable opinion of Trump.

Republicans voters appeared somewhat less excited about Bush, with 48 percent giving him a favorable rating.

Among the broader electorate, however, Trump and Bush earn the highest negative ratings — 36 percent view Trump unfavorably and 37 percent view Bush unfavorably.

The survey also asked voters about their preferences on experience. By a 77 to 22 percent margin, Republican voters said they prefer an outsider candidate who will change how things are done over a candidate with Washington experience.