This poll number is a troubling sign for the Republican Party

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Early exit polls from the New York primary found that Republican voters think the primary season has divided their party, while Democratic voters think the race has energized theirs.

NBC exit polls showed that 57% of Republican voters surveyed said the primary campaign had divided their party, and only 39% said the primary campaign has been energizing.

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By contrast, 68% of Democratic voters said the race has energized their party, while only 27% said the campaign has divided Democrats.

The numbers serve more evidence of a Republican Party that's being torn apart by a vicious primary race.

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Corey Lewandowski, (R), campaign manager for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stands in the press pen at a campaign rally in Hartford, Connecticut April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs an audience member's shirt at a campaign rally in Hartford, Connecticut April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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HARTFORD, CT - APRIL 15: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 15, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. The 2016 Connecticut Republican Primary is scheduled for April 26, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Hartford, Conn., Friday, April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Hartford, Conn., Friday, April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Hartford, Conn., Friday, April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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The two leading candidates for the Republican nomination — billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — are largely unpopular with the party's establishment. Candidates who are well-liked by the Republican establishment, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, dropped out earlier in the race.

Some Republican elites have mounted furious efforts to stop Trump from winning the nomination, but his bombastic style has wooed voters who are unhappy with the status quo.

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