Donald Trump

Friday, August 21, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

A new poll shows that a large majority of likely GOP voters believe that Billionaire Businessman Donald J. Trump will be the likely nominee for President of the United States.

The new poll, conducted by Rasmussen Reports, shows 57% of likely republican voters believe Trump will be the party nominee.

Two months ago the number was just 27%.

Among all voters, a whopping 66% believe Trump will be the nominee. That’s up from 30% in the same two-month period.

The development is a major jump for the political outsider and will likely pour more gas on  af ire burning within the GOP establishment.

Trump, whose fresh, no-nonsense style is winning over supporters in droves and sucking away most of the oxygen from the remaining field of a6 candidates. The counts Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is all but out of the race due to finances.

In the past week alarm bells have been sounding in the campaigns of the other candidates and the party leadership. There’s a uniform belief that Trump can win the nomination, and for that matter the presidency. Considering that current democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is damaged goods, and may very well not even make it into the general election, and the remaining field being weak, the GOP nominee has a better-than-average shot at becoming the next president.

Trump is expected to shatter GOP rally attendance record this weekend with a rally in Alabama, where he is expected to draw a crowd of up to 50,000.

Last week, according to Trump, he turned down $5 million in campaign support from a wealthy donor. Trump has maintained he won’t accept large contributions from the wealthy and businesses.

A promise that he has so far kept.

To read the Rasmussen Poll, click here.