Published February 24, 2016 by Silas Allen (NewsOK)
With less than a week before election day, Donald Trump is widening his lead in Oklahoma’s Republican primary race, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The real estate mogul is holding an eight-point lead over Florida Sen. Marco Rubio , with 29 percent to Rubio’s 21 percent, according to the poll. That lead has widened from just 5 percent two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Rubio has overtaken Texas Sen. Ted Cruz , who was in second place two weeks ago with 25 percent. Cruz polled at 20 percent in this week’s poll.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson came in fourth, with 6 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich was fifth, with 5 percent. Another 18 percent told pollsters they remained undecided, and 2 percent said they planned to vote for another candidate.
The poll was conducted by Cole Hargrave Snodgrass and Associates, an Oklahoma City-based polling firm, on Monday and Tuesday. Pollsters contacted 400 Republican likely voters by cell phone and land line. The poll has a margin for error of 4.9 percent.Follow @FortySixNews