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Whopping 42 percent of Republicans think Trump is going to win the nomination

Republicans have high expectations for Donald Trump in 2016. Not only is Trump still the leading Republican presidential candidate in the polls, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Tuesday reveals that he's also leading in the categories of "most likely to win GOP nomination" and "best chance to win the general election."

A whopping 42 percent of Republicans think that Trump is most likely to win the nomination and 43 percent think he's the party's best shot at winning the general election. The second place candidate, Ben Carson, lags behind Trump by 27 percentage points with only 15 percent seeing him as most likely to win the nomination.

Trump, notably, also leads in the key attribute categories of strongest leader, "best able to handle immigration," closest to the voters on the issues, and, in the opinion of 29 percent, as the candidate that "best understands the problems of people like you."

His only weaknesses revealed in the poll were his honesty and trustworthiness as well as his personality and temperament, categories in which he trails Ben Carson, and in experience, in which Jeb Bush leads him by 11 percentage points.

The poll results have a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 points.