Mar. 22, 2016 12:45am Oliver Darcy
Republican front-runner Donald Trump continued to hold a commanding lead over his 2016 rivals, according to a pair of national polls released on Monday.
A CNN/ORC poll that surveyed 397 Republicans from March 17-20 found that 47 percent supported Trump. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second with 31 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich placed third with 17 percent.
A New York Times/CBS News poll found that 46 percent of 362 Republican primary voters surveyed March 17-20 supported Trump. 26 percent supported Cruz and 20 percent were for Kasich.
The CNN/ORC poll had a sampling error of plus or minus five percent. The Times/CBS News poll had a sampling error of plus or minus six points.