Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE’s lead widened in New Hampshire just days before the primary, according to the latest CNN/WMUR tracking poll

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Thirty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support Trump, giving the billionaire a 17-point lead over his closest GOP rival. Trump gained 5 points from a similar tracking poll last week. 

Trump now has more than double the support of Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump GOP senators work to get Trump on board with new disaster aid package MORE, who came in second with 16 percent support.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Senate GOP votes to permanently ban earmarks Jim Carrey fires back at 'Joe McCarthy wanna-be' Cruz MORE has 14 percent for third place. 

Gov. John Kasich follows with 11 percent, while no other GOP candidate broke single-digit support. 

 

The poll, according to CNN, was completed as Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire started.    

The poll of 362 likely Republican primary voters was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center by telephone from Feb. 3-6. The margin of error is 5.2 points.