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Poll: Trump Leads Cruz by 18 Points Nationwide

The latest poll by NBC News/Survey Monkey has placed Donald Trump 18 points ahead of Ted Cruz nationally.

Trump secured 38 percent of the vote, while Cruz came in second with only 20 percent. The next closest candidate after that was Marco Rubio with a measly 11 percent.

The Hill reports:

No other Republican White House hopeful registers double-digit support in Tuesday’s results. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is fourth with 9 percent.

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are deadlocked in fifth place, with 3 percent apiece.

About 5 percent do not know yet who they are voting for in the GOP’s 2016 presidential primary. Another 1 percent have no answer.

Tuesday’s results also show that voters are generally decisive about their top candidate heading toward Iowa.

Approximately 40 percent said they are “absolutely certain” who they will in 2016. An additional 39 percent said there is a “large chance” they will stick with their current choice.

Roughly 18 percent are 50-50 on their candidate, while 2 percent say there is a “small chance” they will stick with their contender.

NBC News and Survey Monkey polled 2,852 registered Republican voters Jan. 4–10. The findings, released early Tuesday, have a 2.4 percent margin of error.

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