Presidential primary race continues for White House hopefuls - – Rockford’s News Leader

Presidential primary race continues for White House hopefuls

(NBC) -

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading their competitors by double digits in Michigan's March 8 primary, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll.

In the Republican race, Trump gets support from 41 percent of likely primary voters — followed by Ted Cruz at 22 percent, Marco Rubio at 17 percent and John Kasich at 13 percent.

The poll was partially conducted before Ben Carson announced that he did not see a path forward in the GOP contest. With Carson in the race and before his second-choice support was reallocated, the race was Trump 40 percent, Cruz 19 percent, Rubio 15 percent, Kasich 11 percent and Carson 9 percent.)

Given his poll standing, Trump leads the GOP pack among almost every demographic group - men, women, Republicans, independents, moderate GOP primary voters and conservatives. He's even ahead of Cruz by one point among white evangelicals, 30 percent to 29 percent.

But Cruz leads Trump among "very conservative" GOP primary voters, 43 percent to 30 percent.

In the Democratic contest, Clinton leads Sanders among likely primary voters by 17 points, 57 percent to 40 percent. But the race is closer among the larger potential Democratic electorate — Clinton at 52 percent and Sanders at 44 percent..

READ MORE: Reported by NBC's Tracie Potts.

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