Trump Tops CNN Poll Of 2016 Republicans, Says He Leads 'Movement'

Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday. The candidate edged rival Jeb Bush and gained support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements. Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union," that the poll results were not surprising. Trump's support among Republicans increased six percentage points since late June despite a flood of rebukes of Trump after he said former Navy Pilot John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured. Trump was backed by 18 percent of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his comment on McCain.



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