Trump and Clinton way ahead of rivals, poll shows

A poll released by CNN shows Donald Trump leading his Republican rivals by a wide margin a day ahead of Super Tuesday primary voting.

The poll shows Trump enjoying 49 percent of voters’ support, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz struggle to stay afloat at 16 and 15 percent respectively.

The poll also shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders 55% to 38%.

Both frontrunners could be dinged by recent developments, though. On Sunday Trump retweeted a quote by Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and later refused to disavow the support of the Ku Kux Klan during an interview on CNN.

Trump now tells NBC’s “Today” that he was given a “very bad earpiece” for the interview and that he “disavowed David Duke all weekend long on Facebook and on Twitter.”

The State Department is also set to release the last batch of emails Clinton hosted on a homebrew server later today. The email scandal has dogged her campaign.

A dozen states will vote on who they want to run for president on Tuesday, as the primary race moves to a national stage.

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