Front-runner Donald Trump has surged to a nearly 40 percent lead in the latest Alabama Republican primary poll.
From Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, “assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for?” Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate mogul’s eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8).
Ben Carson is the only other candidate to break double-digits (16.7). He and Trump are currently tied at 23 percent in Iowa. (RELATED: Monmouth U. Poll Has Trump, Carson Tied In Iowa)
Additionally, Trump set high marks among voters aged 18-49 (42.1) and voters self-identifying as Democrats (28.1).
Alabama will hold its primary on March 1.