Donald Trump’s national lead is almost twice Hillary Clinton’s
Donald Trump loves to brag about about how big his lead in the polls is. "I'm up ... by a lot," he says in most interviews, sort of tilting his head forward to punctuate that last word. A lot.
When Trump says he leads the Republican field by a lot, he ain't lying. The collapse of Ben Carson (remember Ben Carson?) fueled a new rise by both Trump and Ted Cruz, but Cruz hasn't really narrowed the distance between the two. Here's how Real Clear Politics' average of polling since Nov. 1 looks.