Donald Trump Climbs to 35 Percent Support in New National Poll

The real estate mogul climbed 13 percentage points since mid-October.

ByABC News
December 10, 2015, 7:36 PM

— -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has climbed 13 points since mid-October to 35 percent support in a new national CBS News/New York Times poll released today. He more than doubles the support of his nearest rivals.

The poll was taken both before and after Trump's recent call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Sen. Ted Cruz garnered 16 percent support, quadrupling his numbers from late-October. On the other hand, neurosurgeon Ben Carson earned 13 percent -- just half of his support from late October. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had 9 percent.

This is the second national poll in the last week to show Trump's support in the mid-30s.

Recent polls in New Hampshire and South Carolina, both crucial states in the Republican nominating process, have shown Trump with commanding leads. Polling in Iowa shows Trump and Cruz locked in a close battle.

An NBC/WSJ poll released today also shows 42 percent of Republicans support Trump's plan to ban Muslims from entering the country. The poll was conducted before and after Trump released his proposal, but the question about the ban was conducted entirely after Trump revealed his plan.

The poll also says 57 percent of all adults oppose the Muslim-ban and 40 percent of Republicans believe Trump is "telling it like it is."