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Trump leads by double digits in post-debate poll

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Donald Trump 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.

{mosads}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 Carson.

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.

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