WASHINGTON – Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging rival Jeb Bush and gaining support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements.
Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Sen. John McCain’s war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15%, was within the poll’s margin of error.
What the 2016 GOP field is saying about Donald Trump
Dismiss Trump if you wish but I am not sure why most of the Republican candidates choose to dismiss his message on immigration as if it were a “Bad Thing”.