Poll: Clinton, Trump on top before Missouri primary

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Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton email headache is about to get worse Asian, Pacific Islander lawmakers to endorse Clinton Feds fight to prevent Clinton deposition in email case MORE and Republican Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSanders mocks ‘tough guy’ Trump for changing mind on debate 35 arrested in clashes outside Trump rally Clinton email headache is about to get worse MORE lead their respective presidential rivals in Missouri three days before voters cast ballots there, according to a new poll.

Clinton leads Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders mocks ‘tough guy’ Trump for changing mind on debate Clinton email headache is about to get worse WATCH LIVE: Trump holds Calif. rally after backing out of Sanders debate MORE, 47 percent to his 40 percent, according to a survey by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs Poll at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, first reported by the The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Another 13 percent of Missouri’s Democrats remain undecided between Sanders and the Democratic presidential front-runner, it found.

Trump, meanwhile, leads the Republican field by 7 points in the Show Me State, according to Friday’s poll.

He takes 36 percent, followed by Ted CruzTed CruzMcConnell: Trump White House will have ‘constraints’ Cruz holds back support for Trump with eye on abortion Trump takes victory lap over rivals' remarks MORE, at 29 percent, Marco RubioMarco RubioFla. Senate candidate bashes Rubio The Hill's 12:30 Report Rubio: 'Maybe' would run for Senate seat if 'good friend' wasn't MORE, at 9 percent, and John Kasich at 8 percent. Another 17 percent remain undecided ahead of Tuesday's vote.

The Docking Institute conducted its latest sampling of 483 Missourians March 3–10. It has a 7 percentage point margin of error for Republicans and an 8-point margin of error for Democrats.

Friday’s results show both contests are up for grabs, as both show candidates within the margins of error.

Missouri awards 52 GOP delegates proportionally unless a candidate gets more than 50 percent of votes statewide. Should that happen, it is winner-take-all.

Democrats, meanwhile, pick 71 out of 84 Missouri delegates on March 15. The remaining 13 are superdelegates, most of whom are backing Clinton.

Missouri is one of five states voting that day, with Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio also casting ballots.

Trump leads the Republican field by more than 14 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. Clinton, meanwhile, holds a roughly 11-point edge over Sanders in the Democratic nomination contest.

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