A new poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling shows that billionaire Donald Trump leads all prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidates by nine points.
According to the PPP survey: Trump leads with 26 percent. Mike
Huckabee is second at17 percent, followed by Mitt Romney (15 percent), Newt Gingrich (11 percent), Sarah Palin (8 percent(, Ron Paul (5 percent) and Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann (4 percent each).
The PPP poll comes on the heels of an ongoing Newsmax poll
that says when Trump faces off against the best and the brightest GOP contenders for 2012, he takes 57 percent of the vote.
“Who knows if he’s really going to end up running or not but Donald Trump is certainly getting a lot of traction with Republican primary voters,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. “A lot of GOP voters have not been happy with their choice of candidates and Trump is filling that void, at least for the moment.”
PPP surveyed 400 Republican primary voters nationally from April 7-10. The survey’s margin of error is +/-4.9 percent.
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