Trump up big in Nevada
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE holds a commanding lead in the party’s Feb. 23 Nevada caucuses, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Wednesday. 

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Trump has 45 percent support, followed by 19 percent who said they are backing Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioLiberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow GOP senator: 'Outrageous' to say Trump's tweets about Democratic congresswomen are racist House passes bills to boost small business cybersecurity MORE (R-Fla.), 17 percent who are backing Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Cruz in 2016 said 'something fundamentally wrong' with Christians who back Trump: book Hillicon Valley: Twitter says Trump 'go back' tweet didn't violate rules | Unions back protests targeting Amazon 'Prime Day' | Mnuchin voices 'serious concerns' about Facebook crypto project | Congress mobilizes on cyber threats to electric grid MORE (R-Texas) and 7 percent who are backing retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) comes in fifth, with 5 percent support, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with 1 percent support.

Forty-one percent of caucusgoers say they are still deciding who they will support in the race.

Trump is up in the poll by 7 points since October, while Rubio gained 12 points and Cruz 13.

The billionaire businessman is seen as the best candidate by overwhelming margins to handle the economy and curb illegal immigration, according to respondents.

He is also the favorite candidate in terms of foreign policy and on social issues like gay marriage and abortion.

Thirty-five percent of respondents said Trump best represents conservative values, compared to 22 percent for Cruz and 20 percent for Rubio.

The CNN/ORC poll surveyed 245 likely Republican caucus voters from Feb. 10-15. It has a margin of error of 6.5 percent.