The latest Economist/YouGov Poll was just released. Asking more than simply “who will you vote for in the primary”, the Economist/YouGov poll gathered more in depth, detailed voter information. The data reveals how quite a few of Republican voters feel about this year’s race for the country’s highest office.
For the first time since the race began, Donald Trump surpassed the 50 percent mark (53%) when Republican voters were asked which candidate would they like to see earn the Republican nomination. Trump even commands 66 percent among candidates who have a “favorable” opinion of Trump. By contrast, Marco Rubio is the least liked of all the candidates with 45 percent of those polled.
When asked about whether or not Trump cares about himself, 59 percent believe Trump cares about, “people like you.” When asked if Trump cares more about himself or the country, 59 percent claim he cares more about the country as opposed to 41 percent who believe he cares more about himself.
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Those polled were asked to choose between six answers to explain Trump’s popularity; immigration, tax policy, trade policy, not politically correct, business success, or something else. 50% of those polled believe Trump’s popularity is attributed to not being politically correct.
Lastly, those polled were asked whether the the GOP establishment should support Trump if he were to win the Republican nomination. Seventy five percent of those polled said they think the GOP should support Trump as the nominee for the presidential race.