Monmouth poll: Trump and Clinton lead in Michigan

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead their respective party’s presidential contests in Michigan by 13 points each ahead of Tuesday’s primary, according to a new poll.

A Monmouth University survey of Michigan released Monday found Trump taking 36 percent support in the Republican race. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in second place, with 23 percent support, followed by John Kasich at 21 percent support. Michigan has a 15 percent threshold to qualify for delegates.

The poll, which was conducted March 3-6, found Trump had a wider lead in the first two days of polling. Monmouth pollsters found that his lead shrank in the last two.

On Thursday an Friday, Trump had 39 percent support, followed by Cruz at 22 percent, and Kasich at 17 percent. On Saturday and Sunday, Trump was down to 32 percent, while Kasich came in at 26 percent, and Cruz at 25 percent.

Kasich has been campaign heavily in Michigan, which borders his home state of Ohio, and has picked up some high-profile endorsements in the state from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Rep. Mike Bishop, and the editorial boards from some of the state’s largest newspapers.

On the Democratic side, Clinton had 55 percent support over Sanders at 42 percent.

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