Donald Trump

By David Martosko
US Political Editor For and Reuters
Published: 17:19 EST, 29 July 2015 | Updated: 07:02 EST, 30 July 2015

  • Trump picked up nearly 10 points in the national poll of Republican voters since Friday
  • He’s risen to 25 per cent support, with Jeb Bush in a distant second place at 12 per cent
  • Trump is leaving the U.S. Wednesday night for Scotland, where his Trump Turnberry Resort will host the Women’s British Open golf tourney
  • Trump flies to Glasgow Prestwick Airport aboard his private Boeing 757 and returns on Saturday
  • Separate poll released earlier Wednesday shows Trump leading in Florida, where Jeb Bush was governor

Billionaire Donald Trump is leaving the country on a high note, flying from New York to Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday night as a new poll gives him a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 25 per cent of GOP voters want to elect a President Trump, resulting in a double-digit advantage over his nearest rival Jeb Bush

The former Florida governor trails with 12 per cent.

Trump told during an interview on Wednesday morning that he planned to spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday attending the Women’s British Open golf tournament at his Trump Turnberry Resort.

‘For four years I’ve looked forward to going to this,’ he said. ‘You know, they pick ’em four or five years in advance. And now what happens? Hah!’

‘So I said, “Do I go?”‘

He chuckled at the timing, now that he’s the GOP front-runner. ‘And the answer is, I’m going but I’m not coming back on Sunday. I’m coming back on Saturday.’

Trump will fly aboard his private Boeing 757 aircraft from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport in Scotland.

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