Donald Trump is leading in the Super Tuesday states of Georgia and Tennessee, while Ted Cruz is ahead in his home state of Texas, according to a trio of new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.
In Georgia, Trump gets support from 30 percent of likely primary Republican voters – followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tied at 23 percent each. Ben Carson and John Kasich both received nine percent support from Republican voters in the state.
Trump also leads Cruz by 18 points in Tennessee, receiving support from 40 percent of likely GOP voters to the Texas Senator’s 22 percent, while Rubio gets 19 percent support.
But in Texas, Cruz is ahead of Trump, garnering the support of 39 percent of Republican voters while Trump stands at second place with 26 percent, followed by Rubio at 16 percent. Carson and Kasich trail behind with eight and six percent.
Meanwhile, in the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton is topping Bernie Sanders in all three of those southern states by about a 2-to-1 margin.