Rasmussen Poll: 57% Of Likely GOP Voters Now Believe Donald Trump Will Win The Nomination

This poll shows who they THINK will be the nominee, not necessarily who they WANT to be the nominee. Business Insider reports:

According to a new Rasmussen poll out on Friday, 57% of likely Republican voters now think Trump is likely to be the party’s nominee. That includes 25% of voters who say it’s “very likely” he’ll win the nomination. As Rasmussen notes, that’s up significantly from the 27% in July who thought it likely that Trump would be the nominee. The real-estate magnate has defied expectations and maintained his front-runner status in the polls despite numerous controversies and few concrete policy proposals. Since jumping to the front of the pack in July, Trump has consistently received more than 20% of the Republican vote nationally, with a Real Clear Politics average of 22% in recent polling. The next-closest candidate is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who has averaged about 10.7% of the vote recently.

Democrats haven’t been laughing so hard these last few days.