A new poll from USA Today and Suffolk University finds that billionaire Donald Trump is the clear Republican frontrunner for 2016.
Trump leads the GOP field with 17 percent in the poll, whereas former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush trails him by three points at 14 percent.
Next up is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with eight percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with six percent. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) saw a drop off from June’s poll—consistent with other polling data showing Rubio slipping amid campaign missteps—down to five percent.
Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tie with four percent apiece, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets just three percent.
The poll of 349 Republican primary and caucus voters was taken from July 9 through July 12 with a margin of error of 5.25 percent.
“Mr. Trump has been pulling ahead of the competition in recent weeks with his truthful talk on a number of issues, which has been resonating with voters across the country,” Trump’s press office said in a statement.
“The USA Today/ Suffolk University poll is one of several recently released polls showing Mr. Trump as a definitive top tier choice for the 2016 Republican Presidential primary.”