Trump Still Leads GOP Field in Fox News National Poll, but Look at How Close Cruz Now Is in Second

Billionaire Donald Trump continued to lead the Republican 2016 field in a Fox News national poll published Wednesday, but rival Ted Cruz had made significant gains.

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41 percent of the 388 Republican primary voters surveyed from March 20-22 selected Trump as their choice for the GOP nomination.

Cruz came in second, earning 38 percent of support — double the support the Texas senator received in a Fox News poll conducted in mid-February.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus five points, leaving Cruz at a statistical tie with Trump.

John Kasich placed last with 17 percent, a rise of 9 points since the last Fox News poll was taken.

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