Republicans nationwide think Donald Trump will be their party’s nominee, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.
The survey found 56 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters believe Trump will be the eventual Republican nominee; while 22 percent said Ted Cruz would be the nominee. Ten percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters said Marco Rubio would be the nominee.
The New York businessman continues to lead the Republican field with 38 percent support, followed by Cruz at 18 percent and Rubio at 14 percent. Ben Carson is at 8 percent, whileJohn Kasich is at 7 percent. Jeb Bush rounds out the field with 4 percent.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, 50 percent to 40 percent. Sixty-six percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters said they believe Clinton will be their party’s eventual nominee.
The NBC News|SurveyMonkey weekly tracking poll was conducted from Feb. 8 through Feb. 14. The online survey sampled 13,1