Poll: Trump up double digits in Connecticut
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump endorses former White House physician Ronny Jackson for Congress Newly released emails reveal officials' panic over loss of credibility after Trump's Dorian claims Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally  MORE is leading the GOP 2016 field by double digits in Connecticut, a new poll finds.

Trump has 25 percent of likely Republican presidential primary voters in the Constitution State, according to an Emerson College Polling Society survey released Wednesday, an 11-point edge over the rest of the field.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ranks second with 14 percent support. Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla) tie for third with 10 percent each.


Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows with 9 percent. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) each have 6 percent support. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina earns 4 percent, the only other Republican hopeful with at least 2 percent support.

Pollsters found that Trump is popular with Connecticut’s likely GOP primary voters, with 55 percent having a favorable opinion of the businessman.

The poll comes as Carson and Trump engage in a tight battle for the GOP nomination nationally.

Carson trails the real estate tycoon by exactly 1 point, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of national polls.

Trump escalated his attacks on Carson last week, saying he had a “pathological” temper, citing violent incidents from Carson's autobiography.

The Carson campaign responded by asking supporters to “pray” for Trump.

Carson has blasted his media coverage, accusing the press of scrutinizing him more than other candidate.

Sixty percent of respondents in the poll said the media's coverage of Carson was fair, with 40 percent saying the press is "unfairly targeting him."

The Emerson College Polling Society surveyed 445 likely Connecticut Republican primary voters via telephone Nov. 13-16. The poll has a 6-point margin of error.