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Trump Calls Monmouth Poll 'Highly Respected,' but Take a Look at What He Said About It Last Week

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"There was one poll — Monmouth?"

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump praised a Monmouth University poll as "highly respected" Monday night, just one week after he trashed the institute when its Iowa poll showed his 2016 rival Ted Cruz open up a lead in Iowa.

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Trump was in Las Vegas at a campaign rally ahead of Tuesday night's debate when he heaped praise on the nationwide poll that showed he had 41 percent support, triple his nearest rival.

His campaign had put out a statement earlier in the day, also touting the poll as "highly respected."

But, just last week, the billionaire had a different take on Monmouth University when its poll showed Cruz with a five-point lead in Iowa.

"There was one poll — Monmouth? I've never heard of Monmouth. What the hell is Monmouth? Explain it. I don't like Monmouth," he said last week in Des Moines, Iowa.

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