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Trump Drops 12 Percentage Points in Poll: Reuters/Ipsos

Trump Drops 12 Percentage Points in Poll: Reuters/Ipsos
 

Friday, 27 November 2015 07:28 PM

Donald Trump's support among Republican voters sank 12 points in less than a week – the biggest drop since the real estate billionaire topped the GOP presidential primary field in July, a new Reuters/Ipsos survey shows.

Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22.

Here's how the GOP field stacks up:
  • Trump: 31 percent
  • Ben Carson: 14.9 percent
  • Marco Rubio: 8.4 percent
  • Ted Cruz: 8.4 percent
  • Jeb Bush: 6.5 percent
  • Mike Huckabee: 4.8 percent
  • John Kasich: 4.5 percent
  • Chris Christie: 4.3 percent
  • Jim Gilmore: 2.8 percent
  • Rand Paul: 2.6 percent
  • Carly Fiorina: 1.8 percent
  • George Pataki: 1.7 percent
  • Rick Santorum: 1.5 percent
  • Lindsey Graham: 0.3 percent
  • Wouldn't vote: 6.5 percent 

 

Trump's dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.

Following the attacks, Trump told an NBC News reporter that he would support requiring all Muslims within the United States to be registered to a special database, which his critics have likened to the mandatory registration of Jews in Nazi Germany.

Trump has also been criticized for flailing his arms and distorting his speech as he mocked a New York Times reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who is disabled.

Trump mocked the reporter as he defended his unsubstantiated assertion that during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, he watched on television as "thousands and thousands" of people in New Jersey cheered while the World Trade Center fell.

Still, Trump is not the only front-runner to slide in the latest survey.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has seen his poll numbers drift downward and now trails Trump by more than half, with just 15 percent of Republicans polled saying they would vote for him in the same Nov. 27 poll. As recently as late October, Carson trailed Trump by only six points.

Following Carson, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are tied for third place, with more than 8 percent each.

Following Rubio and Cruz was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, with 7 percent.

The five-day rolling average sample size ranged from 464 to 347 respondents between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27, with a credibility interval of 5.2 to 6.1 percentage points.

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Newsmax Writer Cathy Burke contributed to this report.

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Donald Trump's support among Republican voters sank 12 points in less than a week - the biggest drop since the real estate billionaire topped the GOP presidential primary field in July, a new Reuters/Ipsos survey shows.
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