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Fox SC Poll: Trump Leads But Cruz Surging

Fox SC Poll: Trump Leads But Cruz Surging
(AP)

Thursday, 18 February 2016 09:42 PM

A new Fox News poll shows that Ted Cruz is narrowing the gap with front-runner Donald Trump, and has broken out of the pack of Trump's challengers.

With recent polls showing Cruz in the low teens, statistically tied with Rubio, the new Fox poll shows Cruz with a solid 19 percent, a significant gain since last weekend’s raucous debate in which Trump claimed George W. Bush bore responsibility for the 9/11 attacks.

Here is the breakdown of the Fox poll:
  • Trump, 32 percent
  • Ted Cruz, 19 percent
  • Marco Rubio, 15 percent
  • Jeb Bush, 9 percent
  • Ben Carson, 9 percent
  • John Kasich, 6 percent

The poll, of likely Republican voters in South Carolina, shows some 25 percent of those voters say they might change their minds by primary day.

The poll was conducted Feb 15-17 of 759 Republican voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

Trump's comments blaming George W. Bush for the 9/11 attacks and his assertion that Planned Parenthood did good things for women did not seem to hurt his poll numbers.

As expected, Ted Cruz fairs better among voters who describe themselves as evangelicals,  and is just eight points behind Trump, 31 to 23.  Rubio receives 17 percent and Bush 10 percent among those voters.

Cruz tops Trump, however, by a slight margin among 'very' conservative voters, 31 to 29 percent, respectively.

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