Donald Trump the real estate mogul has made it to the front-runner position in the Republican Presidential field, according to a CNN poll this Sunday. Jeb Bush is coming second to Trump.

Backed by a support of conservative Republicans, Trump has escalated to 18 percent according to CNN poll. Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor and Presidential hopeful follows with a 15 percent.

Trump showed no surprise whatsoever of his leading position and, according to Reuters, stated on CNN’s “State of the Union” speech “There is a movement going on. This is more than me. People are tired of these incompetent politicians in Washington that can’t get anything done.”

Trump since announcing his Republican candidacy has made statements that have gained the support of conservative voters, but alerted many human rights advocates and activists because of his anti-immigration stance and discrimination against Mexicans, as well as his attacks on Republican Senator John McCain a war veteran who served as a Navy pilot and has been captured and tortured in the Vietnam War. Trump attacked McCain for not being a war hero, because he allowed himself to get captured.

Trump is not seen as a real front-runner by other Presidential candidates, including Senator Lindsey Graham and former Texas Governor Rick Perry. According to Reuters, Graham said “I don’t think Mr. Trump is qualified to be commander-in-chief, I think he is bankrupt when it comes to all the qualities you need to lead men and women in uniform and to lead a great nation.” Perry also agreed that Trump “is not necessarily moving the cause of conservativism forward.” Trump’s skyrocketing support in early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa, but the poll showed a high unfavourability rating with 59 percent of registered voters had low opinion of Trump.

Out of all the 16 candidates that have announced their White House bid only three earned their double digits poll percentage; Trump and Bush are followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ho has secured 10 percent of voters. The GOP race has put Chris Christie to trail behind.

On the other hand, the healthy competition over at the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination is still being led by former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, followed by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

However, even though Trump is leading the Republican field, he still trails behind compared to Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Bernie Sanders with the votes of registered voters.

The poll took place from the 22nd until the 25th of July and surveyed 1,017 registered adult voters, including 898 registered voters.


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