Who’s hot and who’s not? New polls showcase GOP, Democratic front-runners

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – New polls released on Tuesday indicate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to maintain their front-runner status despite internal fighting on the campaign trail in both parties.

In a CNN/ORC poll, billionaire businessman Donald Trump remains in first place with 27% of support of registered Republicans surveyed. Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson has maintained his second place status against Trump with 22% of respondents likely to offer their support for the GOP nomination.

Jeb Bush, once considered the nominee in waiting, remains in a distant third place in the latest survey with single digit support at 8%. Following Bush, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Chris Christie are registered around 4-5% support.

A new poll from ABC News/Washington Post, indicates last week’s Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas did little to shake-up the race for the White House. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the frontrunner with 54%, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 23%, and undeclared candidate Vice President Joe Biden at 16%.

Clinton is set to testify on Thursday before a House committee investigating the 2012 deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Speculation continues to surround Vice President Joe Biden regarding if and when he’ll enter the 2016 race. On Monday, all indications were a decision could be reached by mid-week.


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