Exit poll: Third of GOP voters would mull third party over Trump vs. Clinton
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Thirty-seven percent of Republican primary voters say they would consider a third-party candidate if faced with a general election matchup between Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems flip New York state seat that Republicans have held for nearly four decades Dems win majority in New York Senate, but won't control it Chelsea Clinton hits back at NYT reporter over details in new book MORE and Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans hold on to Arizona House seat Dems win majority in New York Senate, but won't control it Mulvaney to bankers: Campaign donations will help limit consumer bureau's power MORE, according to an NBC News exit poll on Tuesday.

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As primary voters in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio finish their ballots, NBC News polled Republicans and reported that 71 percent said they will or probably will vote for front-runner Trump if he is the eventual nominee, compared to 27 percent who would not.
Some 57 percent say they would be satisfied with a Trump-Clinton faceoff in November.
 
Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCambridge Analytica whistleblower briefs House Dems After Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp Cruz's Dem challenger slams Time piece praising Trump MORE gets slightly higher numbers from GOP primary voters, with 45 percent saying they would definitely vote for him if he wins the nomination and 30 percent saying they probably will. Twenty-three percent say they would not vote for the Texas senator in a general election.