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2016 Republican Presidential Polls Update: Trump Secures Biggest Lead with Cruz 20 Points Behind

2016 Republican Presidential Polls Update: Trump Secures Biggest Lead with Cruz 20 Points Behind

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sarasota, Florida November 28, 2015. | (Photo: REUTERS/Scott Audette)

In what could be his biggest lead yet in the presidential race, Donald Trump puts his co-candidates behind by 20 percent in the latest CNN/ORC Poll.

The poll surveyed registered Republicans and others who identify as independents but are leaning on the Republican party. Coming out with a clean 36 percent, he is far on top of his competitors and has finally slammed his biggest rival in the previous polls, Ben Carson.

While Trump's reign in the latest poll doesn't come as something new to many, Carson's fall to third place raised questions about his support. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz probably rejoices with his 16 percent as he has put the retired neurosurgeon at third with 14 percent.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has 12 percent of the people's support, while the rest of the Republican presidentials only garnered scores of less than 5 percent.

According to CNN, other previous polls have also revealed that the business mogul is still leading in the presidential race, with Carson just behind. It is worth noting, though, that some of the polls saw Trump and Carson almost sparring at close range so the neurosurgeon's fall probably calls for a change in his platform, or it might be that his supporters just changed their minds.

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Also, the latest poll reveals that in a general note, 4 out of 10 Republicans believe Trump's efficiency in creating solutions for the country's issues, including the San Bernardino, California shooting that took place a day before the surveys were conducted.

As for who will take the country's highest position in November's general election, Republican voters think Trump still has the best chances over his competitors, the businessman taking 52 percent. Rubio obtained 15 percent of the figures, while Cruz garnered 11 percent.

The outlet further notes that while the Republican community has proven to be more "enthusiastic about voting" compared to the Democrats, the latest polls, including those from October, seem to show a stagnancy in the enthusiasm that the masses showed earlier this year.

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