Nationally, Donald Trump is crushing his GOP presidential rivals.
In the latest Fox News Poll releases April 14, 2016, Donald Trump jumps to an 18-point lead over Ted Cruz this week.
In a new record for Trump, he tops Ted Cruz by 45-27 percent among GOP primary voters. John Kasich comes in a close third behind Ted Cruz with 25 percent.
Trump lead over his rivals has been growing steadily for the past few weeks. Just three weeks ago, the billionaire businessman was up by three over Cruz: 41-38 percent, with Kasich at 17 percent, Cruz has been steadily losing ground to John Kasich.
Forty-five percent represents a new high for Donald Trump.
Trump continue to draw his best numbers from republican voters without a college degree (54%) and interestingly those who describe themselves as “very” conservative (5o%).
The Democratic race nationally is far closer than that of the GOP.
In the Fox Poll, Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by just 2 percentage points, 48 percent to 46 percent. Sanders has been gaining ground on Clinton for the past few weeks where previously the poll had her ahead 55 percent to 42 percent.
According to Fox News,
“When it comes to electability, the disconnect between what Republicans think and what the polling data show is astounding,” says Daron Shaw, Republican pollster who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democratic pollster Chris Anderson. “Close to three times as many think Trump has the best chance against the Democrats despite the fact he’s down seven points to Clinton while Kasich is up nine.”
— the telephone poll was conducted with 1,021 registered voters from April 11-13. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points for all voters. Of the 450 Democratic registered voters and 419 Republican registered voters there is a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
H/T Fox News
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