GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE holds a 21-point lead over primary rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table Senate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo On The Money — Biden stresses calm amid omicron fears MORE, a new national poll finds.
A new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll released Tuesday found Trump leading the Texas senator, 48 percent to 27 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who gained 2 points since last week, follows with 18 percent.
When it comes to the possibility of a contested convention, the survey found that a majority of registered Republicans and those who lean Republican, 57 percent, believe that Trump should win the nomination if he wins a plurality of delegates, even if he fails to capture a majority of delegates.
The survey also shows 52 percent of those same voters are happy with a general election match-up between Trump and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE, while 30 percent would consider a third party candidate.
The poll was conducted online March 21–27 and surveyed 6,521 adults, including 5,741 who say they’re registered voters.