AP-GfK Poll: Republicans Prefer Outside Candidate – 70% Support Trump
A new AP-GfK poll found that 77 percent of Republican voters prefer an outsider for their nominee. Seven in ten believe businessman Donald Trump has the best shot.
MOST WANT AN OUTSIDER
By an overwhelming 77 percent to 22 percent margin, Republican registered voters say they prefer an outsider candidate who will change how things are done, rather than someone with experience in Washington who can get things done.
Similarly, they prefer someone with private-sector leadership experience over experience holding elected office, 76 percent to 22 percent.
By contrast, two-thirds of Democratic voters prefer experience in Washington over outsider status.
REPUBLICANS SEE TRUMP AS BEST SHOT
Seven in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning registered voters say they think Trump could win in November 2016 if he were nominated; that’s the most of any Republican candidate.
Slightly fewer – about 6 in 10 – say they think either Carson or Bush could win a general election.
Rubio is the only other candidate viewed as electable by a majority of Republican voters, at 54 percent, while 47 percent think of Fiorina as a possible November winner.