Cruz leads in Texas polling
Sen. Ted Cruz will be looking for some home-cooking in the Texas GOP primary next week and a poll released Tuesday shows him leading the Republican presidential field in his political backyard.I think Cruz enjoys substantial support in this part of Texas. Earlier polls showed a much closer race with Trump. Texas has been doing early voting for a week now. Texas would be a huge prize as its delegate count is much higher than the combined votes to date.
The University of Texas/ Texas Tribunepoll found that Mr. Cruz has the support of 37 percent of likelyGOP primary voters in Texas, followed by businessman Donald Trump, 29 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio, 15 percent.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are lagging well behind at 5 percent and 4 percent.
Conducted between Feb 12. and Feb. 19, the polls also showed Jeb Bush at 5 percent, although the former Florida governor dropped out following the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary.