With five Republican candidates left in the presidential race, Donald Trump’s fanbase only continues to grow.
In a recently released NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, 40% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters identify the real estate mogul as their first choice candidate going into Super Tuesday. Marco Rubio comes in at second place with 21%, the most support that he has ever had in a national poll. It’s nearly half of what Trump received, but it’s still a pretty significant 8-point bump up from a previous poll conducted in December, which is the largest increase any of the Republican candidates have seen. The poll also showed Rubio to be the favorite second-choice candidate.
As for the last two Democratic candidates still standing, Hillary Clinton is in the lead. She received 51% support, which is 10 points more than Bernie Sanders. However, Sanders’ support increased by five points since December while Clinton’s went down by two.
When voters were asked who they think will secure the nomination regardless of who they want to win, Trump and Clinton are the unequivocal party leaders with 71% and 74% respectively.