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Southern Polls Show Trump, Cruz Leading

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By    |   Sunday, 28 Feb 2016 07:47 PM

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls in three SEC Primary states show Donald Trump leading in Georgia and Tennessee, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leads his home state.

The polls talked to likely Republican voters.

Georgia:

  • Donald Trump: 30 percent
  • Ted Cruz: 23 percent
  • Marco Rubio: 23 percent
  • Ben Carson: 9 percent
  • John Kasich: 9 percent
Tennessee:

  • Trump: 40 percent
  • Cruz: 22 percent
  • Rubio: 19 percent
  • Carson: 9 percent
  • Kasich: 6 percent


Texas:

  • Cruz: 39 percent
  • Trump: 26 percent
  • Rubio: 16 percent
  • Carson: 8 percent
  • Kasich: 6 percent

The polls were conducted before conducted before Thursday's debate where Cruz and Rubio hammered Trump, but follow-up interviews of 30 percent showed support mostly unchanged in the top three even though most said Rubio won the debate.

Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Hillary Sanders has a commanding lead of three-to-one in all three states over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the polls of likely Democratic voters showed.

Georgia:

  • Clinton: 64 percent
  • Sanders: 30 percent
Tennessee:

  • Clinton: 60 percent
  • Sanders: 34 percent
Texas:

  • Clinton: 59 percent
  • Sanders: 38 percent

The Georgia poll was conducted February 18-23 of 543 likely GOP primary voters with a margin of error of plus-minus 4.2 percentage points and 461 likely Democratic voters with plus-minus 4.6 percentage points.

The Tennessee was conducted February 22-25 of 665 likely GOP primary voters (plus-minus 3.8 percentage points) and 405 likely Democratic primary voters (plus-minus 4.9 percentage points.)

The Texas poll was conducted February 18-23 of 537 likely GOP primary voters (plus-minus 4.2 percentage points) and 381 likely Democratic primary voters (plus-minus 5.0 percentage points.)

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