Cruz Leads In Texas, Fellow GOP Candidates Trump, Rubio Nipping At His Heels
By Allison Nielsen, SunshineStateNews.com // February 24, 2016
Cruz takes 29 percent of the vote in poll
SUNSHINESTATENEWS – Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the pack in his home state of Texas before the Republican presidential primary, but his fellow GOP candidates Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are both closely nipping at his heels, polling only a few points behind him.
There’s less than a week left until the GOP primary in Cruz’s home state, and the latest poll of the potential Republican presidential nominees finds Cruz with a slight lead in the race.
According to the Emerson Polling Society’s latest survey released Wednesday, Cruz takes 29 percent of the vote, slightly edging out Trump and Rubio, but only by a few percentage points.
Donald Trump, the current GOP frontrunner, took 28 percent of likely primary voters, while Rubio, who bested Cruz in South Carolina over the weekend, trails only four points behind at 25 percent.
The poll has other troublesome implications for Cruz.
When asked about how they view the candidates, it was Rubio who rose to the top of the pack, with 64 percent of likely GOP primary voters saying they viewed him favorably versus 29 percent who say they view him unfavorably.
Cruz’s favorability rating is less than Rubio’s, coming in at 56 percent favorable and 41 percent unfavorable.
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