Poll: Trump opens 30-point lead nationally over GOP field
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Watergate prosecutor: Trump taking the fifth would be political suicide Comey: I’m ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by Republican party Comey, Anderson Cooper clash over whether memo release violated FBI rules MORE has a 30-point lead nationally over the rest of the GOP field, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos tracking poll released Friday. 

The Republican front-runner takes 41 percent of the vote with Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz urges UK to allow British toddler's parents to transfer him for treatment Maxine Waters to Trump: ‘Please resign’ Cruz challenger says ‘no thanks’ to funding from Steyer MORE (R-Texas), his closest competitor at 11 percent.

Following Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 10 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is at 9 percent. 

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Trump is leading the polls nationally. But in the early voting state of Iowa, some polls have shown Cruz within striking distance with the caucuses less than 10 days away.

According to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday, Trump holds a more than 2-to-1 advantage nationally. He takes 36 percent of the votes in that poll, with Cruz in second place with 17 percent support.

In the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, Trump has 34.8 percent of the vote, compared to Cruz who has 18.8 percent.