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:
Another notable mover in August was Rand Paul, who more than doubled his share of the vote to 6.8 percent from last month’s 3.3 percent. On the other hand, a significant August loser was Scott Walker, who fell precipitously to only 0.9 percent support this month after registering 7.7 percent of the vote in July.
Our straw poll was conducted from August 5th to August 31st. Please note that the results of this poll are not scientific.
Thanks to all who participated!