Trump Or Cruz Leading The Polls Ahead Of South Carolina Primary?

Category: Politics / Feb 18, 2016 10:52AM EDT

A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows presidential candidate Trump with a 20 point lead in the Republican race, while an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll puts Ted Cruz on top. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Call it the tale of two polls.

The latest Reuters/Ipsos polls shows presidential candidate Donald Trump with a commanding 20 point lead nationally in the Republican race for the nomination.

The poll could certainly bolster Trump's position ahead of the party's primary held in South Carolina on Saturday.

But not so fast.

Trump is not the only one getting good news Wednesday.

Sen. Ted Cruz is also in the lead -- that's according to a separate NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which has the Texas senator ahead by two points in the national Republican race.

What most polls seem to agree on is that in the upcoming primary in South Carolina Trump will take the lead with Cruz coming in second.