New York Daily News

Trump eyes Nev. streak

- BYADAM EDELMAN With News Wire Services

DONALD TRUMP is poised to take home the gold medal in the Silver State on Tuesday — and from there, he could run away with the Republican nomination.

Nevada GOP voters will caucus in the latest critical primary contest in the Republican 2016 race, and the loudmouthe­d mogul is the far-and-away frontrunne­r, according to a slew of recent polls.

Trump has the support of 39% of Nevada Republican voters, according to the latest RealClearP­olitics average of recent polls.

His next closest competitor is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has 23% support. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in third place in the state, according to the average, with 19%.

A fired-up Trump held a rally in Las Vegas Monday night, where he was interrupte­d by a protester in the crowd.

“He’s smiling, having a good time,” Trump said.

“I’d like to punch him in the face,” he told the approving crowd.

Meanwhile, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told The Washington Post he has been working as an informal consultant to Trump.

“We’ve been talking. Donald and me, Donald and a few other friends who know politics,” Giuliani told the newspaper. “He calls to check things out, or I’ll call him to say, ‘ Donald, you’re going too far’ or ‘What you said was great,’ or maybe, ‘Change it a bit.’ It’s nothing formal. It’s kind of a running conversati­on.”

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