Billionaire Donald Trump is leaving the country on a high note, flying from New York to Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday night as a new poll gives him a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 25 per cent of GOP voters want to elect a President Trump, resulting in a double-digit advantage over his nearest rival Jeb Bush
The former Florida governor trails with 12 percent.
The five-day rolling online poll from Reuters had Trump at 15 percent among Republicans on Friday before he rocketed to 24.9 percent on Tuesday. That huge jump will all but ensure that the nascent presidential campaign’s first significant domestic Trump news blackout – three days with nothing but golf interviews – will leave him in good stead.
Separately, a St. Pete Polls survey of nearly 2,000 Florida Republicans found that neither Bush, the former governor, nor Marco Rubio, the state’s junior senator, leads the pack.Once again, it’s The Donald, with a 26-percent showing. Bush is in second place with 20 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker polled 12 per cent in Florida, followed by Rubio with 10, Ben Carson with 5, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich at 4 apiece, and Rand Paul at 3. Read more at The Daily Mail.