The latest round of presidential political polling has nothing but good news for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his conservative supporters. Even as the establishment continues to step up the attacks against the Senator from Texas, GOP voters continue to warm up to the possibility of having him as President.
The latest poll from respected independent pollster Quinnipiac has Senator Cruz continuing to climb and now just 4 point behind Donald Trump for first place in the poll. Not only that, but Q-Poll’s data also shows Cruz tied in a head to head matchup with Hillary Clinton after trailing her by single digits in previous polls.
|Six weeks before the Iowa Caucuses open the 2016 presidential race in earnest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz lead the Republican field nationally, but Trump trails either Democratic candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and 50 percent of American voters say they would be embarrassed to have Trump as president, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.|
|Trump has 28 percent of the GOP pack, with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 24 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has 12 percent and Dr. Ben Carson has 10 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. No other candidate tops 6 percent with 8 percent undecided. But 58 percent of those who name a candidate might change their mind…
But it’s not just Quinnipiac that has Cruz surging. On Tuesday Politico released a report showing the latest findings from a poll of three important primary states – Florida, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
In all three states Cruz’s prospects have seen steady and rapid improvement! In South Carolina Cruz now ties Trump for the lead, in New Hampshire he’s climbed into 2nd place, and he’s done the same in Florida as well. These are all major improvements to his previous position in the polls.
South Carolina head-to-head race: Cruz and Trump are tied at 27 percent. Rubio and Ben Carson roughly tied at 12 percent and 11 percent each, respectively. Bush had 7 percent support; 5 percent backed other candidates and 11 percent were undecided.
New Hampshire head-to-head race: Trump leads with 24 percent, followed by Cruz at 16 percent, Rubio at 14 percent, Chris Christie at 13 percent and Bush at 9 percent. The other candidates pull a combined 13 percent of the vote and 11 percent are undecided.
Florida head-to-head race: Trump leads with 29 percent (4 percentage-point loss since AIF’s August Florida poll); followed by Cruz 18, who gained the most since August, 15 percentage points. Rubio is essentially tied with him at 17 percent (a gain of 10 points), followed by Bush at 10 percent (a loss of 3 points).
Here are the polls: (Courtesy of the Right Scoop)