Donald Trump may be getting heat from the press, but he's earned apparent admiration from Republican voters.
A new CNN/ORC poll released on Wednesday has Trump in second place nationally among Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents, trailing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by seven percentage points.
The billionaire businessman said the poll is accurate and has mirrored the positive feedback he's received from across the country.
"I am committed to addressing the issues our country is facing and am confident my business mindset and common sense solutions are resonating with the American people. Politicians are all talk, and no action and the American public is ready for a leader with a proven track record of success," Trump said in a statement, according to CNN.
Both Trump and Bush are surging while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have fallen since May by eight and four points, respectively. Trump's strongest support can be found among conservatives and older voters, while Bush's support comes from moderates and younger voters.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul round out the top five Republican candidates vying for the nomination.
All Republicans still lag behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who leads each of them by double-digits.
The poll was taken between June 26 and 28 and involved 1,017 adult Americans.