Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has a double-digit edge in his home state over GOP presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump ahead of the Super Tuesday voting March 1, a new poll shows.
The Texas Pulse/Statesman survey
puts Cruz 12 points ahead of Trump among likely Republican voters.
Here's the breakdown:
- Cruz: 38 percent
- Trump: 26 percent
- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: 13 percent
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 7 percent
- Retired Pediatric Neurosurgeon Ben Carson: 6 percent
- Not sure: 7 percent
On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with 66 percent support, has a crushing 40-point lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has 26 percent support, the poll shows.
The survey gives Cruz his best edge in recent polling.
A Dixie Strategies Poll also released Wednesday shows Cruz ahead of the real estate billionaire by more than 8 percentage points statewide.
An Emerson College survey
shows Cruz with 29 percent support and Trump with 28 percent.
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