Poll: Trump holds slim lead over Cruz in Kansas
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer White House chief of staff: Current 'chaos' a reflection of Trump The Memo: Trump vote proves resilient in Georgia special election win Attorneys for Bowe Bergdahl seek to ask jurors if they are Trump supporters 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 CruzTed CruzMcConnell courts GOP centrists for health bill Bono signs card for Scalise during Capitol Hill visit GOP hits the gas on ObamaCare repeal MORE, at 29 percent, Marco RubioMarco RubioIvanka Trump turns to House GOP on paid family leave Ivanka Trump weighs in on awkward hug with Rubio: ‘Fake news’ Rubio, Ivanka Trump joke about their 'alleged failed hug' 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.