Trump Dominates Fellow GOPers, But Trails Democrats In New Poll

Donald Trump dominated the Republican presidential field in yet another poll on Thursday, but his favorability was the lowest of any candidate and he lost all three match-ups with Democrats tested by Quinnipiac University in a poll released on Thursday.

Twenty percent of registered Republican voters said they would vote for Trump in the Republican primary, with 13 percent favoring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and 10 percent choosing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R).

However, Trump also dominated the “no way ” list, with 30 percent of Republican voters saying they would never vote for Trump in the presidential primary, while 15 percent said they would never vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and 14 percent said they would not vote for Bush. The real estate mogul also has a low favorability rating, with just 27 percent of voters viewing him positively.

And although Trump faired well against his primary opponents, voters chose Democratic candidates over Trump. Among registered voters, Trump trailed Hillary Clinton by 12 points, Vice President Joe Biden by 12 points, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by 8 points.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,644 registered voters nationwide via live phone calls July 23-28 with a margin of error plus or minus 2.4 percentage points. Quinnipiac polled 710 Republicans with a margin or error plus or minus 3.7 percentage points and 681 Democrats with a margin or error plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

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