New Poll Shows Trump Widening Lead In Indiana

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Donald Trump is leading his closest opponent by double-digits heading into Indiana’s Tuesday Republican primary, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday.

Trump is ahead with 49 percent among likely Republican voters. He is followed by Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] who has 34 percent support, and in third is Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 13 percent. Trump leads the field by 7.8 percent in the RealClearPolitics polling average.

The Indiana primary is crucial to the “stop Trump” movement. Kasich announced last week that his campaign will be clearing the path for Cruz in the state, but Hoosier State voters don’t seem to like the move.

Fifty-eight percent of Indiana Republicans “disapprove” of Cruz and Kasich “teaming up” to beat Donald Trump, just 34 percent approve. Additionally, 64 percent of likely Republican voters believe the candidate with the most votes in the primary should receive the nomination.

The poll was of 645 likely Republican voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.