Trump: Poll showing Cruz ahead ‘a total joke’
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Trump pointed to a poll released simultaneously that shows him ahead by double digits.

“New CBS National Poll just out – massive lead for Trump,” the businessman said in a tweet, referring to the CBS News poll that has him leading Cruz 35 percent to 17 percent.

“The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll is a total joke,” he added of a poll that shows Cruz leading him by a 2-point margin. “No wonder WSJ is doing so badly!” 

Trump also tweeted that it is "amazing" that the media is focused only on the "phony" WSJ/NBC poll.

Trump also commented on the poll at his MSNBC town hall on Wednesday night, accusing the newspaper of bias.

“I think somebody at the Wall Street Journal doesn’t like me,” he said, adding that he has “never done well with the Wall Street Journal poll.”

“I don’t know. They do these small samples, and I don’t know exactly what it represents.”

The Journal poll broke a streak of 31 consecutive national polls that showed Trump leading the GOP primary race.