Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary

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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald Trump Hundreds of writers sign petition opposing Trump Clinton: Trump wanted to profit off 'people's misery' Trump: I’ll take ‘close to 40 percent’ of Sanders fans 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 RubioNew Mexico GOP gov. won’t attend home-state Trump rally Rubio: 'It’s not that we lost, it’s that Donald Trump won’ Santorum endorses Trump after 'long heart-to-heart' MORE, who came in second with 16 percent support.

Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzOvernight Cybersecurity: House to offer bill on government hacking powers Overnight Tech: Rubio, Cruz take up internet domain fight Limbaugh avoids endorsing Trump 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.

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