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Three new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls show Donald Trump with a commanding lead over Ted Cruz, but the Democratic side of the presidential race seems to be a little tighter. 

With just four days to go until the Iowa caucuses, Trump has pulled ahead of Cruz with a seven point lead among likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers. Trump is pulling in 32%, compared to Cruz with 25%. 

Hillary Clinton also remains just three points (48%) ahead of Bernie Sanders (45%) among likely Democratic voters. 

In New Hampshire, where voters will go to the polls on February 9th, Trump has a double digit lead (31%) over Cruz (12%). 

On the other side, Sanders has increased his lead among likely Democratic voters... he's now ahead with 57% compared to Clinton with 38%. 

And turning to South Carolina, where NBC/WSJ/Marist conducted its first survey of likely primary voters this election season, both Trump and Clinton hold commanding leads. 

Clinton is besting her Democratic competitor 64% to 27%. Trump is ahead of Cruz 36% to 20%. 

Methodology: 

The Iowa survey of 3,040 adults was conducted January 24 through January 26, 2016. The margin of error for 450 likely Republican caucus-goers is +/- 4.6 percentage points. The margin of error for 426 likely Democratic caucus-goers is +/- 4.7 percentage points.

The New Hampshire survey of 2,528 adults was conducted January 17 through 23, 2016. The margin of error for 612 likely Republican primary voters is +/- 4.0 percentage points. The margin of error for 568 likely Democratic primary voters is +/- 4.1 percentage points. 

The South Carolina survey of 2,508 adults was conducted January 17 through January 23, 2016. The margin of error for 718 likely Republican primary voters is +/- 3.7 percentage points. The margin of error for 446 likely Democratic primary voters is +/- 4.6 percentage points. 

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