Donald Trump Gains Yet Shows Vulnerability in a Crowded, Contentious GOP Race (POLL)

Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the GOP primary field in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, while also garnering enough support as a hypothetical independent candidate in the general election to potentially damage his partys chances.

Thats even though a majority of Americans, including most Republicans, say Trump does not represent the Republican Partys core values, and six in 10 overall including three in 10 in his own party say they wouldnt consider supporting him for president were he the GOP nominee.

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How long the Trump surge lasts is an open question; this poll was conducted Thursday