Poll: Trump holds slim lead over Cruz in Kansas
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE holds a 6-point lead over his Republican rivals on the eve of the Kansas caucuses, according to a new poll released Friday. 

Trump is supported by 35 percent of likely GOP caucusgoers, followed by Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE, at 29 percent, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE, at 17 percent, and John Kasich at 13 percent in the Trafalgar Group poll.

Public polling in the state has been infrequent. The Trafalgar poll is only the second survey included in the RealClearPolitics index of Kansas polls.

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Cruz has 43 percent support among self-identified conservative Republicans, followed by Trump, at 30 percent, and Rubio, at 16 percent. 

Moderate Republicans split more evenly, with 36 percent for Trump, 25 percent for Kasich, 22 percent for Rubio and 10 percent for Cruz. 

The poll comes on the same day that Trump dropped plans to appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference to instead campaign in Kansas. The decision earned Trump flak from conservative activists.

Trump plans to instead attend an event in Wichita on Saturday.

Rubio was holding a trio of events in Kansas on Friday, including a rally with Gov. Sam Brownback (R). 

The survey of 1,010 likely GOP caucusgoers was conducted via telephone Wednesday and Thursday. The survey was held before the latest GOP debate on Thursday night and has a 3-point margin of error.