"...Trump leads the GOP field with 39% support, according to the poll. The next-closest contender is Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who was doubled by Trump with 18% support in the survey. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida followed the top two candidates, each grabbing 10% of the Republican vote. No other candidate received more than 5%... ....His strength in the survey is based largely on Republican voters' belief that he is best suited to handle the top issues facing the US. Overall, pluralities chose him as the best candidate to handle the economy (57%), illegal immigration (55%), and the terrorist group ISIS (47%). No other candidate comes within 25 points of Trump on any of the three issues. And Republicans believe more and more than Trump is their best bet to beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the general election. According to the poll, 46% of Republican voters said Republicans would have a better chance to win the 2016 election with Trump as the nominee. That number is up 8 points from August...." http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-donald-trump-leads-america-cnn-2015-12 If he gets the nomination, can he beat Hillary? Evidently many think he can.