Latest University poll puts Trump ahead

Most recent survey shows Trump on top and lopsided matchups for Hillary Clinton.


Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo from Wikipedia.

Parick Martin, News Editor

Donald Trump may be controversial, but if the Republican primary were held today, Florida would vote for the bombastic billionaire, according to the university’s latest survey.

In the most recent survey done Sept. 17-20 by the Business and Economics Polling Initiative at FAU, Trump was leading the Republican party with 31.5 percent of the vote. Marco Rubio jumped to second place with 19.2 percent and Jeb Bush was in third with 11.3 percent.

Hillary Clinton is winning the Democratic party with a majority of 59.5 percent, well ahead of Joe Biden at 15.9 percent and Bernie Sanders at 15.2 percent.

Republicans Ben Carson and Rubio are favored over Clinton, but she would be neck and neck with Trump.

“The survey shows a substantial negative view of Hillary Clinton, leaving room for other candidates to compete with her in both the general and primary elections,” said Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in a news release.

The polling sample for the Democratic and the Republican primary consisted of 298 and 352 likely Florida voters, respectively, with a margin of error of +/-5.6 percent and +/-5.2 percent at a 95 percent confidence level. The general election sample consisted of 801 registered voters with a margin of error of +/-3.4 percent and a 95 percent confidence level, according to BEPI at FAU.

The full results can be seen here.

Who would you vote for?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Patrick Martin is the news editor for the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter (@patrickm954)