A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Michigan poll finds Donald Trump leads among likely Michigan Primary voters by double digits with Sen. Ted Cruz in second place:
- Donald Trump - 41%
- Ted Cruz - 22%
- Marco Rubio - 17%
- John Kasich - 13%
The Michigan GOP primary is March 8. The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll was conducted March 1-3 -- partially before Dr. Ben Carson quit the race. The margin of error for the likely Michigan Republican primary voters is plus-minus 4.5 percent.
The new poll's results are better for Trump, Cruz and Rubio than the Real Clear Politics Average for the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary, which has Trump leading by 17.5 percent:
- Donald Trump - 37.3%
- Ted Cruz - 19.8%
- John Kasich - 16.8%
- Marco Rubio - 15.2%
Can the new momentum Cruz generated last week by beating Trump in the Super Saturday contests, winning the CPAC straw poll and his excellent winning performance in the Fox News GOP Debate in Detroit enable Cruz to close the gap with Trump by Tuesday?