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NBC NEWS ONLINE POLL-- OCT. 25, 2015 – According to a new NBC News Online Poll, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are pulling even, each at 26%, among Republican or Republican-leaning registered voters.

Following both candidates is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 10%, hitting double-digits for the first time since after the first Republican debate this summer. Nearly even with Cruz is Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 9% support.

Trump would be the best candidate to lead the economy, according to 41% of the respondents from what they heard about or saw in the debate; just 4% said former Gov. Jeb Bush would handle the economy best. Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1XFOw1t.

The online poll also found that now, with Vice President Joe Biden officially out of the race, former Sec. Hillary Clinton is dominating the smaller Democratic field with 50% support among voters who are Democratic or lead Democratic. Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1GBpufI.

The country is divided on a number of economic issues, according to the poll, with half of respondents (48%) said they are just making ends meet, only earning enough to pay their bills and obligations. Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1Wp3Ih7.

The NBC News Online Poll was conducted online by SurveyMonkey from October 27-29, 2015 among a national sample of 8,706 adults aged 18 and over. Respondents for this non-probability survey were selected from the nearly three million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Overall results have an error estimate of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

The poll was produced by the Data Analytics Lab of NBC News in conjunction with Penn's Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies with data collection and tabulation conducted by SurveyMonkey.

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