Donald_Trump1A new Rasmussen Poll finds 70 percent of Republican voters saying they believe Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President.

The high number is significant, because Trump has been roundly condemned over the last week by most of the media and many national Republican leaders. The White House spokesman Josh Earnest even said this week that Trump’s remarks about Muslim immigration “disqualified” him from the presidency. These criticisms are obviously not altering voters’ perception of the political landscape.

Almost a third of Republicans voters, 31 percent, say it is “very likely” that Trump will be the nominee. Even among all voters, 55 percent believe Trump will be the Republican nominee and a quarter, 25 percent say it is “very likely” he will win the GOP nomination.

The number of Republicans who think Trump will win the nomination has increased slightly since he called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted Dec. 8-9, immediately following Trump’s controversial proposal to temporarily block Muslims from migrating to the U.S. While most of the nation’s political and media establishment have condemned Trump’s proposal, two-thirds of Republican voters, 66 percent, support his plan.

A plurality of all voters, regardless of party, also support Trump’s security proposal by a 46 percent to 40 percent, says Rasmussen…

Source: Poll: 70% of Republicans Think Trump Will Be Nominee