Outspoken Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has soared into a statistical tie with long-time front-runner Jeb Bush, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The new national poll finds Bush with 27.8 percent, Trump with 23.1 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio third at 18.1 percent.
Ipsos polled 1,319 Americans, including 551 Democrats, 453 Republicans, and 176 Independents over 18 years old. The margin of error among Republican respondents is about 5.2 percent.
Donald Trump. AP Photo
"Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are in a statistical tie in our national poll of the 2016 Republican contenders," said the poll analysis sent to Secrets.
On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 43.9 percent to 21.3 percent.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.