The latest national poll by Morning Consult
shows that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's lead has spiked by 6 points over second-place Ted Cruz, whose support remains flat.
The survey, released Friday, conducted Wednesday and Thursday, after Trump's win in the New Hampshire primary, also shows that a decline in the percentage of voters who support someone other than the six remaining GOP candidates or who haven't made up their minds.
Here's the breakdown:
- Donald Trump: 44 percent (up from 38 percent a week earlier)
- Ted Cruz: 17 percent (17 percent)
- Ben Carson: 10 percent (9 percent)
- Marco Rubio: 10 percent (15 percent)
- Jeb Bush: 8 percent (6 percent)
- John Kasich 4 percent (2 percent)
- Someone else 1 percent (6 percent)
- Don't know/No opinion 6 percent (8 percent)
In the Democratic Party race, the poll shows that Bernie Sanders continues to gain on Hillary Clinton, with his support growing and hers waning:
- Hillary Clinton: 46 percent (down from 50 percent a week ago)
- Bernie Sanders: 39 percent (37 percent)
- Someone else: 8 percent (5 percent)
- Don't know/No opinion: 7 percent (8 percent)
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