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Poll: Trump lapping the field in Georgia

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is the overwhelming leader in the Georgia primary, according to a poll released Friday.
The Landmark/Rosetta Stone poll, first reported by Channel 2 News in Atlanta, shows the real estate mogul with 43.1 percent support in the Peach State, distantly followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), with 16.2 percent.
{mosads}Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) places third in the poll, with 10.6 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 6.7 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 4.8 percent.
Carson had 18 percent support in the state in the same poll in September.
The retired neurosurgeon’s decline comes amid a visit to Atlanta on Tuesday. Carson spent much of his speech at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center trying to bolster his foreign policy credentials in the wake of a series of recent terrorist attacks.
Carson made waves Friday when he threatened to leave the Republican Party, one day after a report that senior GOP officials had met to discuss a potential brokered convention.
The poll surveyed 800 likely Republican primary voters in Georgia on Dec. 10. The margin of error is 3.3 percent. 
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