Washington, D.C. Special for News Talk Florida – For those who thought that billionaire businessman Donald Trump and his campaign was a joke that and by the fall it would burn out were wrong. He continues to build on his lead over the more traditional candidates like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio among others.
Trump is now within just 6 points of behind Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday morning.
The survey found Clinton currently tops the outspoken billionaire, 51 percent to 45 percent, among registered voters for the 2016 general election.
Just last month Trump trailed the former first lady by 16 points last month.
Trump’s rise in the polls is boosted by greater support among three key voting demographics, the new poll found.
The outspoken businessman has built support from almost 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents which is up from 67 percent in July.
Digging deeper into the data we find that men now back Trump 53 percent, versus 46 percent a month earlier. The poll also found that 55 percent of white voters are now picking the businessman and sometime reality television star, up from 50 percent last month.
Meanwhile, the latest CNN/ORC poll found that Clinton remains the front-runner for both the Democratic nomination and next year’s general presidential election.
Trump is currently the runaway favorite for the GOP’s presidential nomination next year across multiple national polls. Clinton, meanwhile, is struggling to maintain her lead among Democrats amid concerns over her transparency and trustworthiness among potential voters.
CNN found her support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters at 47 percent, down 9 points in the past month. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), meanwhile, picked up 10 points since July, and now holds 29 percent of the vote.