Donald Trump Still Has Double Jeb Bush's Support

Aug 10, 2015

Real estate mogul Donald Trump remains atop the GOP primary field even after his controversial remarks at last week's inaugural Republican debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday.

Trump maintained the support of 24% of Republican primary voters, the same level of support the billionaire held prior to the Fox News debate. Trump's closest rival, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was backed by 12% of voters, down from 17% from before the debate. None of the other 15 candidates garnered over 8% of support, the poll said.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll surveyed 278 self-identified Republicans between Thursday (after the debate) and Sunday, with a margin of error of 6.7%.

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