Belief that Donald Trump is the likely Republican presidential nominee has soared to its highest level ever and matches perceptions that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic standard-bearer in the fall.
The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly Trump Change survey, taken following Trump’s five state primary wins on Tuesday, finds that 89% of Likely Republican Voters now think the billionaire businessman is likely to win the GOP nomination. Two-out-of-three (67%) say Trump’s nomination is Very Likely, up 18 points from 49% last week and up from 38% two weeks ago before Trump’s fortunes turned around with his mega-win in New York State. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
By comparison, 91% of Democrats – and 84% of all likely voters – see Clinton as the likely Democratic nominee.
Among all likely voters, 80% view Trump as the likely Republican nominee, with 55% who say it is Very Likely. This is up from 71% and 39% respectively a week ago and also are new highs for both numbers. In mid-March, a previous high of 46% said Trump was Very Likely to win the nomination.