Poll: Trump leads Indiana by 9 points
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Illinois House passes bill that would mandate Asian-American history lessons in schools Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he MORE is ahead by 9 points in Indiana ahead of the state's Tuesday primary, according to a poll released Friday.

Trump has 41 percent support among likely GOP primary voters, the American Research Group poll found, followed by Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz no longer wearing mask in Capitol The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Democrats brace for new 'defund the police' attacks MORE, at 32 percent, and John Kasich, at 21 percent.
 
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Trump is the top choice among the solely self-reported Republicans surveyed, taking 42 percent compared to 34 percent for Cruz and 17 percent for Kasich. 
 
The businessman is also the top choice among the self-reported independents and Democrats deemed likely to vote in the primary, leading Cruz by 10 points among that group.
 
While Trump holds a 13-point lead over Cruz among men, 45 to 32 percent, his lead among women is narrower — 36 to 32 percent. 
 
Recent surveys have given Trump an advantage between 2 and 8 points over Cruz as the pair battle for support in the Hoosier State. 
 
Popular Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is reportedly endorsing Cruz on Friday. The Texas senator announced Carly Fiorina this week as his running mate.
 
Cruz is seeking to gain some momentum in the state after drawing mockery for calling a basketball hoop a "ring."
 
Trump has also campaigned intensely in Indiana, appearing repeatedly with famed former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight.
 
The survey of 400 likely GOP primary voters was conducted April 27–28 with a margin of error of 5 percentage points.