Trump still way out front in the GOP race nationally

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Donald Trump leads in the latest Monmouth University Poll look at the national GOP race.  Only Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are in double digits after Trump. “These results suggest that the GOP race is fairly static on a national level. We’ll have to wait and see if the Iowa and New Hampshire results shake things up,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ. Among the top three, Trump is seen as having the best chance against Hillary Clinton in November. One third of GOP voters do not believe or are unsure Cruz is a national born citizen. More surprisingly, one in 10 say the same about Trump. “Trump continues to draw his support evenly across the ideological spectrum – including 35% of very conservative voters, 36% of somewhat conservative voters, and 36% of moderate voters. Cruz does best among those who are very conservative (27%) or somewhat conservative (18%), compared with moderate (7%) voters. Rubio pulls in a consistent 11-12% among all three groups,” Monmouth said in a press release.

The field in a snapshot:

Trump 36% (-5)
Cruz 17% (+3)
Rubio 11% (+1)
Carson 8% (-1)
Bush 5% (+2)
Kasich 3% (+0)
Christie 3% (+1)