Trump leads by double digits in post-debate poll
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address MORE is holding strong to his position as the GOP front-runner in the first major poll of likely Republican voters conducted after last month’s controversial CNBC debate.

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Thirty-one percent of respondents surveyed by Reuters/Ipsos threw their support to presidential candidate Trump — 13 percent more than those who said they favored the second-place candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonCarson calls for local leaders to 'condemn vandalization of statues,' 'dismantle autonomous zones' Ben Carson to read stories for children at home amid the coronavirus pandemic Melania Trump reads 'All Different Now' by Angela Johnson to mark Juneteenth MORE.

Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have 10 percent each.

According to the online survey conducted between Oct. 28 and Nov. 2, Trump was the respondents’ runaway favorite when it came to managing the economy, foreign policy and the military.

Most voters also believed Trump won the third Republican debate.

Republicans picked Carson, however, as the candidate most likely to do the best job handling the country's nuclear stockpile, with the billionaire businessman a close second.