Poll: Trump holds slim lead over Cruz in Kansas
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRed states find there’s no free pass on Medicaid changes from Trump Trump meets with Moon in crucial moment for Korea summit The Memo: Trump flirts with constitutional crisis 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 CruzSenators near deal on sexual harassment policy change Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Five Republican run-offs to watch in Texas MORE, at 29 percent, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio: Kaepernick deserves to be in the NFL Congress — when considering women’s health, don’t forget about lung cancer Anti-Maduro Venezuelans not unlike anti-Castro Cubans of yore 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.