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A new poll finds Donald Trump has twice the support of Ted Cruz

Nationally, Trump still has twice the support of his closest competitor.
Nationally, Trump still has twice the support of his closest competitor.
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Libby Nelson is Vox's policy editor, leading coverage of how government action and inaction shape American life. Libby has more than a decade of policy journalism experience, including at Inside Higher Ed and Politico. She joined Vox in 2014.

Donald Trump is still the Republican frontrunner, and he has twice the support of his closest competitor, Sen. Ted Cruz, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning.

The poll found 41 percent of Republicans nationwide say they plan to vote for Trump. Cruz was a distant second, with 19 percent of voters saying they'd support him. That's relatively unchanged since the groups' last poll in December.

And most Trump supporters — 70 percent — said they'd made up their minds, compared with 40 percent who planned to vote for other candidates.

This is a national poll, and the nomination will be decided state by state. Still, it suggests that none of the more establishment-friendly candidates are gaining a toehold in the last days before the Iowa caucuses. Even Marco Rubio is polling in single digits — at 8 percent.

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