Donald Trump has hit a new milestone in national polling, garnering 41% of the Republican vote in a . . . Monmouth University poll out Monday. . . . up from 28% in October. In second was the rising Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at 14%; followed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, at 10%. Ben Carson was at 9%, down 9 points from October, and all other candidates were in the low single digits.From here.
Jeb Bush and many other "establishment candidates" have been left in the dust. One key factor in the race seems to be that likely Republican voters prefer candidates who lie to them.
Different demographics within the GOP have wildly different views of the candidates.