Latest Presidential polls 2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton leading nationwide “Details”

Updated: February 20, 2016
2016 Presidential Polls: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton leading nationwide

While Donald Trump continues his dominance over his Republican rivals, Hillary Clinton has a very narrow margin over Bernie Sanders, in a Quinnipiac national poll released Wednesday.

Donald Trump maintained a 2-1 lead among Republican Presidential candidates nationwide, while Hilary Clinton holds only a two-point lead in the Democratic race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll that was released Wednesday morning,

Trump led Republican candidates with 39% support, followed by Marco Rubio at 19% and Ted Cruz with 18%. More people are undecided at 9%, a number that is higher than any of the percentage of support received by either John Kasich, Jeb Bush or Ben Carson, data from the poll shows.

The showings stand in contrast to the results of a survey Quinnipiac University conducted on February 5, showing Trump with 31% support.

“Reports of Donald Trump’s imminent demise as a candidate are clearly and greatly exaggerated. Like a freight train barreling through signals with his horn on full blast, Trump heads down the track towards a possible nomination,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said in statement.

The Democratic race has changed more dramatically in Sanders’ favor. Although 11% are undecided, 42% have supported Sanders while 44% are supporting Clinton.

Some characteristics of Democratic voters were polled as well. For instance, 93% say Clinton has more experience to be president than 73% who say that Sanders does. Still, 87% believe that Sanders is trustworthy and honest, compared to 61% for Clinton.

South Carolina is the next presidential primary state for Republicans, which will be Saturday, and Trump has led Republican candidates, according to a CNN/ORC poll. Democrats hold their primary on February 27.