Trump leads latest poll of GOP primary voters, Romney close behind

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter
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Trump leads among Republican primary voters with Romney close behind, according to a national poll released Thursday by Rasmussen. The poll is based on responses of 1,000 likely Republican primary voters nationwide.

Trump gets 19 percent of the vote, Romney gets 17 percent, just edging out Huckabee, who gets 15 percent. The next largest block of voters is those who are not sure – 11 percent.

The Donald does particularly well among self-identified Tea Party members, where he gets 22 percent of the vote, and Romney gets 15 percent.

Rasmussen also asks respondents to identify as ‘mainstream’ or ‘political class.’ Among those who consider themselves ‘mainstream,’ Trump retains his lead, and Romney continues to be close on his heels. Among the ‘political class,’ however, it’s an entirely new set of names: Huckabee takes 43 percent of the vote, and Mitch Daniels is a distant second with 11 percent. No other candidate gets into the double digits, and 27 percent are undecided.