Trump’s lead grows in NH days before primary
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day 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 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, who came in second with 16 percent support.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal Senate passes Armenian genocide resolution Houston police chief stands by criticism of McConnell, Cruz, Cornyn: 'This is not political' 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.