Donald Trump has the support of nearly 50 percent of registered Republican voters, according to a new national poll.
The billionaire businessman took 48 percent of Republican-leaning voters in a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll released Tuesday. That gives Trump a 21 point lead over Ted Cruz, who won 27 percent.
Kasich moved up two points over the last week, and won 18 percent, and another 7 percent said they didn’t know who to support.
More than half of those polled, 58 percent, said they are “absolutely certain” they will vote for the candidate they selected in their state’s primary or caucus in the general election. Another 57 percent believe that Trump should win the nomination should he win a plurality of delegates, even if he fails to capture the majority needed to officially be the GOP nominee.