WASHINGTON (AP) – An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Republican voters view Donald Trump as their strongest general election candidate.
The poll finds that 7 in 10 Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say Trump could win the November 2016 election if he’s nominated. That’s the most who say that about any candidate.
By comparison, 6 in 10 say the same for Ben Carson.
Like Trump, the retired neurosurgeon has tapped into the powerful wave of antiestablishment anger defining the early phases of the 2016 contest.
Carson and Trump are also the candidates most likely to receive positive ratings from Republican voters, with 65 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of Carson and 58 percent saying the same of Trump.