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Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpManafort-linked accounts on Cyprus probed: report Republican failure Trump's environmental order jeopardizes our national security MORE has widened his lead in Oklahoma, according to a new poll.
The poll by Cole Hargrave Snodgrass and Associates finds Trump leading the state with 29 percent support, followed by Marco RubioMarco RubioRepublicans giving Univision the cold shoulder: report Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's Labor pick Senators introduce new Iran sanctions MORE with 21 percent and Ted CruzTed CruzWounded Ryan faces new battle The mystery of Ivanka Trump Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus. MORE with 20 percent.
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.