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Trump Dominates in One America Poll

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is putting a lot of distance between himself and the rest of the Republican field, according to a new national poll commissioned by news channel One America News Network.

Asked which of the GOP candidates they would vote for if the election were today, 34.7% of 898 Republicans polled picked Trump, compared to 17.2% for Ben Carson. In third was Marco Rubio at 10.8%, with Carly Fiorina in fourth place at 8.8%.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton should be pleased with her numbers in the poll, which has her at 44.4% of Democratic voters (1,021 were polled) compared with 25.4% for Bernie Sanders and 23.1% for possible candidate Vice President Joe Biden.

The random phone poll was conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 1 by research firm Gravis Marketing. The margin of error for the Republican sample was plus or minus 3.3% for Republican sample and 3.1% for Democrats.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.