Trump nears 50 percent in Florida poll
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE is leading in Florida with 48 percent of the GOP vote, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate NY Times, McCabe give Trump perfect cover to fire Rosenstein, Sessions Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE (Texas) follows in second with 16 percent, with Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioNikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story March For Our Lives founder leaves group, says he regrets trying to 'embarrass' Rubio Rubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' MORE (Fla.) at 11 percent support and former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.) at 9.5 percent, the survey from Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative found.

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Since November, Trump has surged about 12 points in Florida, according to the poll. Cruz has gained 6 points.

In a general election matchup, Trump has 47 percent of the vote, leading Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE who takes 44 percent.

The FAU poll was conducted from Jan. 15 to 18.

The poll is the latest boost to Trump who is topping the GOP field nationally.

According to a Monmouth University survey released Wednesday, Trump leads the race with 36 percent support nationally, with Cruz in second place with 17 percent. The two are locked in a tight race in the first voting state of Iowa, though.