Trump leads by 34 points in Massachusetts poll
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Maybe Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems want tougher language on election security in defense bill Five aides to Van Drew resign ahead of his formal switch to GOP The myth of the conservative bestseller MORE's admiration for New England Patriots star Tom Brady is paying off.

Nearly half of the likely GOP presidential primary voters in Massachusetts want Trump as their presidential nominee in 2016, a new poll says.

Trump leads his closest competition in the Bay State by 34 points, according to the latest Emerson College Polling Society survey.

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The poll, released on Wednesday, found that 47.8 percent support Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee next year.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon Carson'Housing First' approach won't solve homelessness crisis Clarence Thomas blasts his Biden-led confirmation hearings: 'The idea was to get rid of me' Affordable housing crisis demands urgent, sustained action MORE ranks second with 13.9 percent, while Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioWhite House makes push for paid family leave and child care reform Tom Hanks weighs in on primary: 'Anybody can become president' GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling MORE (R-Fla.) earns 11.8 percent.

No other GOP White House hopeful receives double-digit voter support in Massachusetts.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush places fourth with 6.5 percent. He is trailed by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 6.5 percent and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDemocrats question fairness of Senate trial after Graham, McConnell statements Sunday shows - Republicans, Democrats maneuver ahead of House impeachment vote Cruz says he intends to 'fully' follow impeachment oath MORE (R-Texas) at 5.1 percent.

Govs. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Chris Christie (R-N.J.) then take 2.8 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively, making them the last Republican contenders above 1 percent in Massachusetts.

Wednesday’s poll also found that 43.1 percent of GOP voters surveyed plan on voting in their state’s presidential primary in March.

The Emerson College Polling Society conducted its latest sampling of 271 likely Republican primary voters from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18. It has a 5.9 percent margin of error.

Trump has repeatedly touted his admiration for Brady.

Brady even displayed a cap bearing the billionaire’s “Make America Great Again” slogan in his locker during a home game in Foxborough, Mass.

Trump’s lead over Carson is much closer nationally, only 5 points separating the two contenders for next year’s GOP presidential coronation.

He edges out Carson with 26.2 percent to the retired neurosurgeon’s 21.2 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.

Massachusetts is a solidly Democratic state, but its voters will go to the polls on March 1 as part of Super Tuesday.