Donald Trump is expected to have a very good night in today’s 5 Republican primaries, with likely wins in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
But, as voters in these 5 states head to the polls, Trump received some amazing news in the form of new national polling, where he has earned the support of 50% of Republican and Republican-leaning voters nationwide, based on a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey tacking poll.
Trump earned 50 percent, an increase of four points from the previous week, while Cruz took 26 percent and Kasich grabbed 17 percent, both losing two points over the last seven days. Another 7 percent said they do not know who they would choose.
The latest results signify the first time Trump has cracked the 50-percent mark in the survey, though he has been steadily increasing over the first few months of 2016.
The Republican front-runner’s support jumped by six percentage points among those identifying solidly as Republicans, up to 49 percent from 43 percent the previous week. Republican support for both Cruz and Kasich has decreased over the last few weeks of surveys.
On the Democratic side of the race, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 10 points — 52 percent to 42 percent, with 6 percent saying they do not know whom they would support.
In hypothetical general election contests, Clinton leads Trump by eight points (44 percent to 36 percent) and Cruz by 10 points (43 percent to 33 percent).
The poll was conducted online from April 18-24, surveying 10,707 adults, of which 9,405 who said they are registered to vote. The overall margin of error is 1.4 percentage points, while among the 2,633 registered Republican voters surveyed, the margin of error is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.
With Ted Cruz and John Kasich actively working together to deny Trump the nomination, this latest poll should only solidify Trump’s standing as the likely Republican nominee.
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