The new National Tracking poll conducted by Morning Consult finds Donald Trump’s level of support has dropped nine points or 22.5 percent in the last two weeks. Morning Consult’s poll released on October 20, 2015 found Trump’s support at 40 percent. The poll released today finds Trump’s support down to 31 percent. Even though Trumps level of support has dropped significantly for two consecutive weeks, he still leads the Republican field:
Trump takes 31 percent of the vote, while Carson clocks in at 21 percent. Cruz takes third place, at 9 percent of the vote, just ahead of Rubio and Bush, who tie at 7 percent. No other contender tops 5 percent of the vote.
The new poll had more bad news for Jeb Bush’s failing campaign, finding that Jeb’s favorability numbers are lower than any of the other 13 candidates vying for the nomination. Only one third of registered voters see Bush favorably, while half see him in an unfavorable light. Among Republicans, 47 percent see him favorably, and 42 percent view him unfavorably. Chris Christie comes close to matching Bush’s unfavorable numbers with 29 percent favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. Among Republicans, Christie has 43 percent favorable, and 37 percent unfavorable.
The Morning Consult National Tracking poll has a margin of error of ±2%.
The latest NBC/Survey Monkey poll conducted October 27 through 29 and included some interviews taken before the infamous CNBC debate found Trump and Carson leading the race for the Republican nomination tied at 26 percent with [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] third at 10 percent. No other candidates earned double-digit support in the poll which has a margin of error of 2.3 percent.
The Real Clear Politics average for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination still has Trump leading, but only by 1.3 percent.