By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Republican pollster Frank Luntz’s assessment that Donald Trump might be “impossible to take down” in the GOP primary seems a bit premature several months before the first primary, Save Jerseyans, but new results from Patrick Murray’s non-partisan Monmouth University Poll invite speculation.
In the critical “first in the South” South Carolina primary, Trump now garners 30% of likely voters. His closest competitor is Dr. Ben Carson at 15%, followed distantly by Jeb Bush (9%), Marco Rubio (6%), Carly Fiorina (6%), Ted Cruz (5%), and then Scott Walker (4%). Hometown U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham finds only 4% support while John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, and Rand Paul net 3% a piece.
Chris Christie? 2%.
“Political experience is not a particularly valuable commodity this primary season,” observed Murray.
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