Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPentagon chief: War with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic’ Trump campaign likely didn’t save documents: report Trump: UK prime minister 'very angry' over Manchester leaks MORE’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll

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Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. 

Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer McConnell on Trump: 'We could do with a little less drama' Taking the easy layup: Why brain cancer patients depend on it MORE, who came in second with 16 percent support.

Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzFranken explains why he made an exception to diss Cruz in his book FEC faults Cruz on Goldman Sachs loans in rare unanimous vote CBO score underlines GOP tensions on ObamaCare repeal MORE has 14 percent for third place. 

Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. 

 

The poll, according to CNN, was completed as Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire started.    

The poll of 362 likely Republican primary voters was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center by telephone from Feb. 3-6. The margin of error is 5.2 points.