According to The Hill, more than half of Republican voters trust presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump to lead the party over Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a new national poll released Tuesday finds.
A NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll found that six in 10 Republicans and GOP-leaners trust Trump more than the speaker, while only four in 10 trust Ryan more.
Republicans who describe themselves as very conservative are more trusting of Trump than of Ryan — 63 to 34 percent — compared to those who describe themselves as conservative or moderate.
Last week, Trump and Ryan met to attempt to mend fences. The House speaker still hasn’t endorsed the real estate mogul, but Ryan said the two will have additional conversations in the coming months. The Wisconsin Republican also said both men are “totally committed to working together to achieve” party unity.
The poll was conducted May 9-15 and surveyed 14,100 adults, including 12,507 who say they’re registered voters, via online. The margin of error was 1.2 points.