Nearly six in 10 trust the presumptive Republican nominee to lead the Republican Party over the House speaker, while nearly four in 10 trust the speaker more.
These results are according to the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll conducted online from May 9 through May 15 of 14,100 adults, including 12,507 registered voters.
While Trump and Ryan engaged in a cordial meeting last week, Ryan hasn’t endorsed Trump. The meeting was a move to create unity within the Republican Party after a tumultuous primary season.
Trump will need the support of all Republican groups to win in the general election and party unity is an important step to victory. Some have speculated that Ryan will eventually endorse Trump, especially if Trump gives him some reassurances on his policy positions.
A majority of Republican and Republican-leaners who say they are registered to vote trust Donald Trump over Ryan to lead the GOP, according to results from the most recent election tracking poll.