Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking his biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on November 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on November 22.
The dip follows comments Trump made in the aftermath of the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. Following the attacks, Trump said that he would support requiring all Muslims within the United States to be registered in a special database.
Trump has also been charged by NYT with mocking one of its reporters by flailing his arms and distorting his speech as he discussed comments made by the reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who is disabled. Trump denies the charges.