GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCNN president: Network’s ‘credibility is higher than ever’ National service, not government, will make America great George H.W. Bush skipping inauguration for health reasons MORE holds a 21-point lead over primary rival Ted CruzTed CruzHaley slams United Nations, echoing Trump Graham, Cruz proposal to defund the U.N. is misguided Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power MORE, a new national poll finds.
A new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll released Tuesday found Trump leading the Texas senator, 48 percent to 27 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who gained 2 points since last week, follows with 18 percent.
When it comes to the possibility of a contested convention, the survey found that a majority of registered Republicans and those who lean Republican, 57 percent, believe that Trump should win the nomination if he wins a plurality of delegates, even if he fails to capture a majority of delegates.
The survey also shows 52 percent of those same voters are happy with a general election match-up between Trump and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHigh-end designer releases Bernie Sanders-inspired fashion collection Super PAC relaunches with top Clinton, Sanders operatives NBC/WSJ poll: 7 in 10 Americans don’t approve of Trump’s Twitter use MORE, while 30 percent would consider a third party candidate.
The poll was conducted online March 21–27 and surveyed 6,521 adults, including 5,741 who say they’re registered voters.