Another national poll released Monday afternoon showed former reality television star Donald Trump continued to lead the crowded Republican presidential primary field even after saying Fox News anchor and GOP debate moderator Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever.”
The online Reuters/Ipsos poll of self-identified Republicans was taken between the end of the debate and Sunday. The sample size was fairly small, at just 278 people, and the poll had a somewhat large margin of error of plus or minus 6.7 percent.
But the poll showed Trump well ahead of his nearest primary opponent. Trump led the Republican field with 24 percent while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was his closest rival at 12 percent. No other Republican candidates polled above 8 percent.
This followed a national poll from NBC News released Sunday that showed Trump led the Republican pack with 23 percent. A Public Policy Polling poll released Monday found Trump leading with Republican primary voters in Iowa at 19 percent.
Following last week’s debate in Cleveland, which Kelly helped moderate, Trump suggested that her menstrual cycle was the reason for what he described as her “unfair” questions about sexism and border security.
The poll also found that the real estate mogul would still lose to former Secretary of State Clinton: 43 percent to 29 percent. Clinton would beat Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with similar numbers, according to Reuters.