In a recent NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP pack poling at 24% with Ben Carson coming in a close second with 19%. The bad news for Trump is the his rise has ended as he has been stuck around the mid-twenties for weeks. The question for Trump now is can he ride 25% to the nomination.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has gone from 2% to 6%, which many not seem like much, but of the establishment candidates, only Bush is better at 7%.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has gone from 1% to 6% making the most impressive gain.
As the candidates continue to battle the names should start dwindling. Clearly three anti-establishment candidates are in it for a while in Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina, though the latter could exit the quickest. The establishment side has room for around four and it looks as if Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and one, maybe two other candidates should be able to stay long enough to have a chance to win the nomination.