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Civitas poll: Trump, Cruz tied among N.C. GOP voters

It’s the day for polls, apparently.

Civitas reports a phone survey of Republican voters on the GOP presidential candidates with one big takeaway: It’s a tie between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz.

The numbers show Trump pulling 27 percent of the support, while 23 percent favored Cruz, which is within the margin of error.

Eleven percent said they have no preference in a candidate. Ten percent favored Sen. Marco Rubio, and 7 percent went with Ben Carson.

The rest: Chris Christie, 4 percent; Jeb Bush, 4 percent; Mike Huckabee, 2 percent; John Kasich, 2 percent; Rand Paul, 2 percent; Carly Fiorina, 2 percent.

Civitas Institute polled 500 likely Republican voters on Monday and Tuesday, with 30 percent of them on cell phones. The margin of error is plus or minutes 4.38 percentage points.

On Wednesday, PPP reported Trump putting increasing distance between himself and Cruz, 38-16 percent.

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