New NBC/WSJ Poll Finds Donald Trump And Ted Cruz In A Tight Race Nationally

By: 03.08.16
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It seems like every time you blink, there’s a new development in the presidential election. Now, a new poll shows that the Republican quest for the nomination is closer than ever.

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are in a dead heat in the latest national poll from NBC and the Wall Street Journal. Trump has 30 percent of the vote while Cruz has 27 percent. John Kasich has 22 percent, and Marco Rubio has 20 percent.

A poll last month had Trump and Cruz only two points apart nationally, but it’s notable that the margin hasn’t really changed since. NBC News points out that Trump has since won the Nevada caucus and South Carolina primary. Just in this last week though, Mitt Romney basically begged voters to not elect Trump. Then came the Fox News GOP debate, where Trump defended his private parts from Marco Rubio’s “small hands” jab, among other shenanigans.

So, are voters getting tired of Trump? Is the backlash beginning? Keep in mind though that the presidential nominees are decided by delegates given in state by state contests, not with a national election. By the measures that matter, Donald Trump still leads, and has already won the Mississippi and Michigan primary this Tuesday.

(via NBC News)

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