Poll: Donald Trump Surges to New High, Doubling Closest Competitor

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From Brett LoGiurato writing at Business Insider:

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump has hit a new high-water mark in the CNN/ORC survey, garnering 41% support among national Republican-primary voters in apoll released Tuesday.

That was more than double the support of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Trump’s closest rival in the GOP presidential primary. Cruz had the support of 19% of GOP voters in the survey. No other candidate hit double digits.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll published Tuesday found similar results, with Trump leading Cruz nationally 37% to 21%. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida came in third at 11%, but no other Republican candidate ticked up to double digits.

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