Poll: Trump leads Rubio by 18 points nationwide post-debate
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP lawmakers praise Trump for Taiwan call Trump defends Taiwan call: President called me Bergdahl asks Obama for pardon MORE leads Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioThe ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program Trump and Cuba: A murky future MORE (R-Fla.) by 18 points nationwide after the tenth GOP presidential debate, according to a new survey.

Trump roars past Rubio with 39 percent to 21 percent, according to the NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released Friday.

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Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzLewandowski: Top Cruz aide advised Trump team before NH primary Five reasons why Donald Trump could be the 'Greatest Communicator' Victims of Nazi Art theft need Congress to HEAR MORE (R-Texas) ranks third with 19 percent, while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) tie for last with 8 percent apiece.

NBC News/Survey Monkey conducted its latest sampling of 6,433 registered voters via online interviews on Feb. 24-25. It has a 1.9 percent margin of error.

The contest in Houston Thursday evening marked Trump’s final confrontation with his four remaining GOP presidential primary rivals before Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the Republican nominating battle so far.

Trump leads the Republican field by roughly 13 percent before ballots are cast next week, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.