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Trump Hits 40 Percent Support in National Poll, But Cruz Close Behind

Trump outperforms Cruz most decisively among Republicans who do not have a college education

Donald Trump has extended his support in the 2016 presidential race among Republican primary voters to a record 40 percent as the field has narrowed, but he is still locked in a tight battle with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

Trump gets the support of 40 percent of Republican primary voters, while Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas gets 35 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in third place, has the support of 24 percent of GOP primary voters, according to the poll.

The margin of error for Republican primary voters in the poll is +/- 5.6 percent.

Trump outperforms Cruz most decisively among Republicans who do not have a college education (45 percent to 38 percent) and men (42 percent to 35 percent).   

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