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Trump, Clinton lead in new Mississippi Poll

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold commanding leads in a statewide Mississippi poll conducted for Y'all Politics to measure support for GOP and Democrat candidates for the March 8 presidential primary.

If the election were held today, 41% said they would vote for Trump, compared to 17% for Ted Cruz and 16% for Marco Rubio.

Thirteen per cent say they are undecided. Trump is also holding a strong lead among both male and female voters.

On the Democratic side, 65% said they would vote for Clinton, compared to 11% for Bernie Sanders and 24% undecided.

In age groups, Trump has a big lead in all groups except one. Among 18-34, Trump leads Ted Cruz by only a percentage point, 31-30%.

Sanders is closer to Clinton in the 35-44 age group, where he pulls 29% compared to 53 % for Clinton. 18% are undecided.

Overall, 89% of the likely GOP primary voters believe the country is on the wrong track, while 65% disapprove of the job Republicans are doing in Congress.

Among white Democrats, only 36% believe the country is headed in the right direction, compared to 61% of African-American Democrats.

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