Trump nears 50 percent in Florida poll
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE is leading in Florida with 48 percent of the GOP vote, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzQuinnipiac poll finds Biden, Trump tied in Texas China could cut our access to critical minerals at any time — here's why we need to act The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Two weeks out, Trump attempts to rally the base MORE (Texas) follows in second with 16 percent, with Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioIntel officials say Iran, Russia seeking to influence election Senate Intel leaders warn of election systems threats Trump remarks put pressure on Barr 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 ClintonJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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.