Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit 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 Antonio RubioFormer Florida congressmen mull bipartisan gubernatorial run: report Winners and losers from Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation as NASA administrator GOP Senate candidates trade barbs in brutal Indiana primary MORE, who came in second with 16 percent support.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzAfter Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp Cruz's Dem challenger slams Time piece praising Trump Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election 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.