It looks like the NBC/WSJ poll that came out yesterday is an outlier. There are other national polls that have come out that put Trump up in double digits, including a CBS News poll that came out today:
New CBS News national poll:
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You can read more about this poll here.
Two other national polls came out yesterday, one by Suffolk and one by Quinnipiac and Trump has big leads in both of them:
SUFFOLK: Trump 35, Cruz 20, Rubio 17, Kasich 7, Carson 4, Bush 6
QUINNIPIAC: Trump 39, Rubio 19, Cruz 18, Kasich 6, Carson 4, Bush 4
***UPDATE: It’s worth pointing out that both of these polls spanned several days before the last debate. The NBC/WSJ poll was taken after the debate. So it may not be as much of an outlier as I suggested.
The latest South Carolina Polls don’t look much better:
BLOOMBERG: Trump 36, Cruz 17, Rubio 15, Bush 13, Kasich 7, Carson 9
MONMOUTH: Trump 35, Cruz 19, Rubio 17, Bush 8, Kasich 9, Carson 7
EMERSON: Trump 33, Cruz 20, Rubio 19, Bush 9, Kasich 9, Carson 5
So there you have it. Looks like most of the polling suggests that Trump is way ahead.
Here’s hoping for a miracle in South Carolina.