Poll: Trump leads Rubio by 18 points nationwide post-debate
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE leads Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets 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.