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Poll: Trump up by 19 points in Michigan

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump holds a 19-point lead over his closest challenger ahead of Tuesday’s primary in Michigan, according to a new poll.

{mosads}The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday morning shows Trump with 41 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in the state. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) follows with 22 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) has 17 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich has 13 percent.

The results stand in contrast to an ARG poll released Saturday that showed Kasich inching ahead of Trump, 33 to 31 percent.

Trump’s lead in a new poll more closely reflects the RealClearPolitics average of Michigan polls, which shows the real estate mogul leading the Texas senator, 35.4 to 18.2 percent.

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist pollsters found Trump leading among men, women, Republicans, independents, moderate GOP primary voters, conservatives and evangelicals in Michigan.

Trump, however, would lose hypothetical general election match-ups in Michigan to both Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), according to the poll.

Clinton would top Trump, 52 to 36 percent, while Sanders would win 56 to 34 percent.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll was conducted between March 1 and 3 and has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

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