2016 Presidential Polls: Donald Trump Climbing, Jeb Bush Surging — Would Bernie Sanders Beat Trump?

The latest 2016 presidential polls haven’t changed a whole lot as far as the front-runners go, but some moving up and down has started. Donald Trump is still leading the way for the Republican Party, but former Florida governor Jeb Bush is beginning to move up a little at a time. Meanwhile, a new poll has been released that states even though Bernie Sanders is far behind Hillary Clinton, he’d still beat out Trump.

According to Reuters, Trump has now taken a huge lead in the race to become the Republican presidential nomination for the 2016 election. He has now earned 25 percent of the support of voters, which gives him a double-digit lead over the next closest candidate.

That next closest candidate would be Bush, who is sitting with 12 percent, but he’s not as high in another poll.

A new Quinnipiac University national poll was released on Thursday, and it has Trump’s lead higher than Bush. Actually, that poll has Trump with a full 20 percent of the Republican and Republican-leaning voters.

In that poll, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in second with 13 percent, while Jeb Bush is in third with 10 percent. Fourth place has a four-way tie going between pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who are all at six percent.

While the Republican party is watching Donald Trump jump further ahead in the polls, CNN has shown that his popularity wouldn’t carry over to the actual presidential election.

Bernie Sanders is easily trailing Hillary Clinton in the battle for the Democratic nomination, but that doesn’t mean he’s out. A poll released on Thursday also states that in a hypothetical general election, Sanders would top Trump 44 percent to 39 percent.

That same poll shows that Trump also trails Clinton by 12 percentage points, and Vice President Joe Biden by 12 percentage points, if he were to join the race.

Jeb Bush and Scott Walker both prove to be better contenders for the Presidential seat if they were to face off with Clinton. Actually, both showed they would make it a tight race if they were to face off with Hillary Clinton.

If Donald Trump would end up bombing and somehow missing out on the Republican nomination, that wouldn’t necessarily be the end of him. He has not yet ruled out the possibility of an independent run in that case.

The 2016 presidential polls are still bound to change a lot, as there is plenty of time to go in this race, but things seem to have a pattern right now. Donald Trump is moving ahead and Jeb Bush is gaining some popularity, but could either of them take out Hillary Clinton?

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