Poll: Trump expands lead in Oklahoma

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Ben Carson places fourth in the poll with 6 percent, followed by John Kasich with 5 percent.
 
Trump is up 5 points since the last version the poll two weeks ago, while Cruz has dropped 5 points over that same span.
 
The poll comes a week ahead of the state’s March 1 primary.
 
Pollster Pat McFerron told NewsOK that the top three candidates are in a statistical tie among reliable GOP primary voters, but Trump wins among voters who have rarely voted in previous Republican primaries.
 
“Trump performs best among lower income households, those over 45 and those with a history of rarely voting in Republican primaries, though there is a statistical tie among the top three candidates among the most reliable primary voters,” McFerron said.
 
There are 43 delegates up for grabs in Oklahoma, which will be allocated proportionally.
 
The poll surveyed 400 likely Republican voters from Feb. 22–23 and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

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