Donald Trump Still Leading GOP Field in Post-Debate Polls

The GOP front-runner maintains his ground, according to a new poll.

The results follow a similarly strong showing for Trump in a poll released by Fox News on Sunday, the first national poll released after the GOP debate, which showed support for Trump among Republicans at 25 percent. That survey, though, put retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in second place, with 12 percent; today’s poll showed Carson in third with 9 percent.

In the poll released today, Trump also led the field among both Republican men and Republican women -- despite controversy over comments he has made about women. Sixty percent of Republican women voters and 57 percent of their male counterparts had a positive impression of the billionaire presidential candidate, according to the survey.

Forty-five percent said they trusted Trump more than his GOP competitors on the economy; 44 percent said they trusted him most on illegal immigration; and 32 percent trusted him most on ISIS -- all large jumps for Trump since a June survey.

The poll was conducted from August 13 to 16, a week after the Aug. 6 Republican debate. The margin of error among Republican voters was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points, and among the full sample it was 3 percentage points.

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