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    Majority of US Republicans Name Trump as Likely Party Nominee for Elections

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    Two-thirds of the US Republicans said they would accept Donald Trump as the party's nominee at the US presidential run, according to the poll.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump is likely to win nomination of the Republican party, as 64 percent of party supporters expect him to enter the presidential election, a new poll revealed on Tuesday.

    "Expectations that Trump will win the nomination have jumped by 25 percentage points since November among leaned Republicans," an ABC News/Washington Post poll stated.

    In addition, two-thirds of the polled said they would accept Trump as the party's nominee.

    "He’s seen by 56 percent as their most electable nominee in the general election next fall," the poll added.

    At present, Senator Ted Cruz enjoys the second place in popularity, with 12 percent of the Republicans saying he could win the nomination.

    Trump also maintains a wide lead nationally among leaned Republicans, polling 37 percent of votes, while Cruz has 21 percent.

    "Trump’s support, as noted, continues to spring from anti-establishment and anti-immigrant sentiment within the GOP [Republican party], buttressed by economic discontent and by a broad sense among the rank and file that he’d be the party’s most electable pick," the poll concluded.

    The US presidential election is scheduled for November 8, with first primaries starting in the state of Iowa on February 1.

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