Pair of National Polls Reveal Current State of GOP Race — and Trump Is Way Out Front

Republican front-runner Donald Trump continued to hold a commanding lead over his 2016 rivals, according to a pair of national polls released on Monday.

A CNN/ORC poll that surveyed 397 Republicans from March 17-20 found that 47 percent supported Trump. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second with 31 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich placed third with 17 percent.

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A New York Times/CBS News poll found that 46 percent of 362 Republican primary voters surveyed March 17-20 supported Trump. 26 percent supported Cruz and 20 percent were for Kasich.

The CNN/ORC poll had a sampling error of plus or minus five percent. The Times/CBS News poll had a sampling error of plus or minus six points.

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