October 2, 2015 - New York businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State of Hillary Clinton continue to lead all challengers in the latest national polls.
With the the so called "Summer of Trump" now in the history books, Trump as he heads into the fall continues to lead the race for the Republican Party 2016 presidential nomination.
Trump has the support of 23% of those polled followed by Dr. Ben Carson and former CEO Carly Fiorina tied at 13%. Senator Marco Rubio is in fourth place with 9% followed by fellow Floridian former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 8%.
In sixth place is Senator Ted Cruz with 6% followed by Ohio Governor John Kasich , former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky at 2% each.
The following candidates earning 1% each are New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ,Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina.
Scoring zero percent in the poll was former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former New York Governor George Pataki.
On the Democratic of the field where Clinton has seen herself fall behind Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in both Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton nationally has the support of 41% followed by Sanders at 23%.
Vice President Joe Biden who is not in the race at this time is at 20% followed by former Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee at 1%. The other two Democrats in the race former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia registered at less than 1%.
September 22, 2015 - After a summer in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saw her leads in national polls decline a new poll shows her reversing that trend. This new poll has Clinton with 42% followed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont with 24%.
In third place is Vice President Joe Biden with 22%. Though Biden has not formally entered the race there is a Draft Biden movement active for him in addition to speculation that he is seriously considering entering the nomination contest.
The other announced Democrats in the race find themselves far back from Clinton , Sanders and Biden. Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has the support of 1% of the those polled. The two other Democrats former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia polled at zero percent.
September 22, 2015 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended his White House bid yesterday after a presidential run that lasted just 71 days. The early demise of the Walker campaign was due to his two debate performances which were viewed as being lackluster which led to his fundraising drying up.
For early parts of the year Walker was in the top three of candidates for the Republican nomination and other polls had him leading in all the important state of Iowa. Donald Trump's entry into the race soon eclipsed Walker which saw the three time elected Governor of Wisconsin drop in national polls and Iowa.
The final strike for Walker came on Sunday when a new national poll out showed that he was now polling at less the one percent , which would of put him into jeopardy of being excluded from the main stage at the next debate.
September 20, 2015 - The latest poll out after the second Republican presidential debate has New York businessman Donald Trump still in the lead with 24%. Meanwhile, the fortunes of former CEO Carly Fiorina have dramatically changed as she is now in second place with 15% following what was considered an especially strong performance in the debate.
Coming in a close third is Dr. Ben Carson with 14%. Moving into fourth place is Senator Marco Rubio of Florida with 11%. Coming in at fifth is one time Republican front runner former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 9%.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee find themselves tied at 6% each. In eight place is Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 4% following by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in ninth place with 3%.
In tenth place is Ohio Governor John Kasich with 2% followed by former Senator Rick Santorum with 1%.
In one of the biggest developments of the new poll Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker now finds himself polling at less than one percent after his second debate performance was panned by critics. Also polling at less than one percent is former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former New York Governor George Pataki.
September 20, 2015 - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has surged to a 1 point lead over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the latest poll out of Iowa. Sanders now has the support of 41% followed by Clinton at 40%.
Clinton has seen her leads in both Iowa and New Hampshire shrink all summer. Whether that's because Sander's message is resonating with voters or because of the ongoing controversy over Clinton's use of a private email account during her time as Secretary of state is yet to be determined.
In a distant third place in the poll is Vice President Joe Biden with 12%. Biden has not officially entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination but there has been buzz all summer that he may make a late entry. If he were to run for the White House this would be his third try after two unsuccessful attempts in 1988 and 2008.
In fourth place at 3% is former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley , followed by former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia with 1%. Polling at 0% is the former Governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee.