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The fat lady hasn’t sung, but she’s warming up the band.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll showed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz behind Donald Trump by 15 points in the make or break state of Indiana.

The poll shows Trump with a commanding 49 percent of likely Republican voters with Cruz coming in a with a distant 34 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich as an afterthought with 13 percent.

“In Indiana, Trump is positioned to corral all the [state’s 57] delegates, which will be a big prize toward winning the nomination outright,” Marist College Institute for Public Opinion director Lee Miringoff told NBC News.

The poll also showed that 58 percent of likely Republican voters disapproved of the alliance between Cruz and Kasich.

In a poll of registered voters in the Hoosier state Trump also holds a general election lead over Hillary Clinton of 48 percent to 41 percent.

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