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Trump Leads USA Today Poll, But Weakest in GOP Against Clinton

Trump Leads USA Today Poll, But Weakest in GOP Against Clinton
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By    |   Tuesday, 14 July 2015 04:51 PM

Donald Trump leads yet another poll of presidential candidates, though the poll also finds the billionaire businessman the weakest Republican against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump leads the latest USA Today/Suffolk University Poll with 17 percent of the crowded GOP field, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14 percent.

Trump's criticism of what he terms America's lax enforcement of illegal immigration was the main reason for his surge, USA Today reports.

Trump's numbers have risen 6 percentage points since the last poll in June, while Bush's numbers have held steady.

Rounding out the poll as first choice for president were:
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 8 percent
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: 6 percent
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: 5 percent
  • Retired surgeon Ben Carson: 4 percent
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul: 4 percent
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: 4 percent
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 3 percent
"We've seen Donald Trump make it to the top, but the question is can he stay on top," David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, told USA Today.

"In 2012, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain led the GOP primary field briefly but only to fade."

And Trump comes in dead last in head-to-head competition against Clinton, according to the poll.

Trump trails Clinton 51 percent to 34 percent. Bush is strongest, trailing only 46 percent to 42 percent.

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