Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump camp eyeing Mike Pence for VP: report Trump: TPP will make NAFTA 'look like a baby' Bryan Cranston on Trump: 'There’s nothing there’ 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 RubioPoll: Rubio holds massive lead in primary Rubio: Turkey attack 'directed' by ISIS Trump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office MORE with 21 percent and Ted CruzTed CruzTrump camp eyeing Mike Pence for VP: report First trans Senate candidate: My gender won’t be an issue Will Never Trump forces draft Romney to run? 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.