Donald Trump's decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary has nearly three-quarters of Republican voters thinking he will be the GOP nominee, according to the latest installment of Rasmussen Report's "Trump Change."
The report, released Friday, shows 74 percent of right-leaning voters believe the brash billionaire, who finished second in the Iowa caucuses and won by a landslide in Tuesday's first-in-the nation primary, will make it all the way to the Republican National Convention next July and emerge as the nominee. Among all U.S. voters, 60 percent think Trump will win the Republican nomination while 33 percent do not believe the real estate mogul will survive in the presidential race until November.
Last week, after Trump's second-place finish and just before the nominating contest in New Hampshire, 61 percent of Republican voters viewed him as their party's likely nominee, demonstrating a swift rise in confidence in Trump's candidacy since his big win in the Granite State. The percentage of all U.S. voters who believe Trump will secure the GOP nomination rose eight percentage points from last week.
Meanwhile, the percentage of GOP voters who say Trump is not likely to win the donation has declined 15 points since voters were last surveyed on Feb. 5. In the latest survey, only 6 percent of Republicans say it is "not at all likely" that the real estate mogul will make it past the Republican National Convention.
Trump is slated to arrive in Florida late Friday for his a campaign rally in Tampa. The billionaire will then battle it out in what is likely to be a heated debate Saturday night between the six remaining GOP candidates.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted between Feb. 9-10. Results contain a margin of error plus or minus 3 percent.