New GOP poll: Defiant Trump keeps rising

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Donald Trump, leading candidate for GOP nomination has risen more than 10 percentage points in the last month according to the latest Fox News poll of likely Republican voters released on Friday, December 18, 2015.

In the last poll in November, Trump had polled 28 percent. This month he polled 39 percent. He is followed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz at 18 percent, Florida Senator Marco Rubio with 11 percent and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 9 percent. All other candidates are at 3 percent or less.

Carson chances of wining GOP nomination keeps declining

Carson polled 18 percent of Republican primary voters but only got half this month. Much earlier he had polled 23 percent.

Trump’s rise comes after his controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US and follows the Republican debate organized by CNN on Tuesday. Ted Cruz places second in rank with an increase by 4 percent from the last poll while Marco Rubio points is down by 4.

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Trump is also winning with evangelical Christians, 39 percent of whom said they’d vote for him. Cruz has 26 percent and Carson has 12 percent. Trump’s up 14 points and Carson down 12 points.

About 402 voters in the primary voters without a college degree category, Trump polled 45 percent. On handling the economy and Islamic State, 52 percent think he’s the best choice to lead on the economy and 49 percent see him as the best candidate on handling the threat of ISIL. This category has margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

The telephone poll category had 1,013 registered voters with Trump leading again. The poll was conducted on December 16-17. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.