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Poll: Disaffected GOP largely backs Trump


Poll: Disaffected GOP largely backs Trump

Hill ^ | July 27, 2015, 11:22 am | Ben Kamisar

Posted on 7/27/2015, 11:44:58 AM by Red Steel

More than half of Republican voters don’t believe Washington politicians represent their views, and a plurality of those voters want Donald Trump to be the party’s presidential nominee.

Fifty-three percent of GOP voters feel that D.C. is unrepresentative of their views, compared to 27 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents in a new CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

Trump holds a strong lead over that share of the Republican electorate — 24 percent of the disaffected back him. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is in second with 13 percent of that group, with the rest of the field far behind.

These GOP voters also are more enthusiastic about voting for president and are more likely to see illegal immigration as their top issue. While 56 percent…

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