Poll: Trump widens national lead
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE is widening his lead in the GOP race, according to the latest national poll released Thursday.


Trump gets the support of 45 percent of likely GOP primary voters in a new Fox News poll, followed by Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz5 takeaways from Barr’s testimony Republicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells Cruz says Americans outside Beltway unconcerned with Mueller investigation MORE, with 27 percent, and John Kasich, with 25 percent.  

Trump had just a 3-point lead over Cruz in the same poll conducted in March, when Cruz previously held 38 percent of the vote.

The results are in line with other national polls. A CBS News poll released Thursday shows Trump with a 13-point lead over Cruz.

According to a RealClearPolitics average of all national polls, Trump has a 10-point lead on Cruz with 40 percent support to Cruz’s 30 percent.

The Fox News poll was conducted April 11–13 among 419 registered Republicans with a margin of error of 4.5 percent.