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While August marked a new month for the 2016 campaign, it brought about the same result from readers of The Pulse 2016. For the second straight month, Donald Trump soundly beat the rest of the Republican field in our monthly straw poll, racking up an astounding 49 percent of the vote. With over 27,000 participating, this was an impressive showing from Trump. Following him in second place was Ben Carson with 19.3 percent support. And rounding out the top three was our May straw poll winner Ted Cruz, who took in 12.7 percent. You can see the full results below:
The results of our July Straw Poll are in. We would like to thank everyone who participated! Our poll exceeded all expectations, as we received a staggering 15,032 responses throughout the month. Donald Trump had a really good month. He has surged to the top of nearly all the national polls, and he was an overwhelming favorite among our readers at The Pulse 2016, receiving 7,462 votes, or 49.6 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz won our May Straw Poll, and he still had a pretty good showing in July. Cruz placed second with 2,538 votes, or 16.9 percent of
Ted Cruz seems to be very good at winning online straw polls. Earlier this month, Cruz won the Hot Air Primary Survey for the second month in a row. Last week, we conducted The Pulse 2016’s first straw poll, and Cruz absolutely dominated the competition. Cruz received 146 out of the 367 votes cast (just under 40 percent), and no other candidate came close. Scott Walker and Ben Carson tied for a distant second place, each receiving 36 votes (just under 10 percent). Obviously neither poll is scientific — and it would be ridiculous to draw anything significant from either of these
The results of the Pulse’s May Straw Poll are in. We want to thank everyone who participated in the poll. We received 367 total responses, and the full results were as follows: Ted Cruz 39.8% 146 votes Ben Carson 9.8% 36 votes Scott Walker 9.8% 36 votes Marco Rubio 8.2% 30 votes Rand Paul 7.4% 27 votes Carly Fiorina 6% 22 votes Jeb Bush 4.6% 17 votes Mike Huckabee 3.3% 12 votes Rick Perry 3.3% 12 votes Bobby Jindal 1.9% 7 votes Rick Santorum 1.6% 6 votes Donald Trump 1.6% 6 votes John Kasich 1.1% 4 votes Chris Christie 0.8%