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New Poll Finds Cruz Retains Huge Lead over Trump in Texas

Ted Cruz can now say that he is leading Donald Trump in at least one poll. One problem, that poll is his home state, Texas.

According to Houston Public Media/University of Houston, Cruz managed to secure 35 percent of the vote to Trump’s 20 percent.

The Hill reports:

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), who ended his White House run last weekend, edged past Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the bottom of the rankings. About 19 percent remain undecided, pollsters added.

Wednesday’s Houseton Public Media results also found that likely GOP primary voters in Texas are fairly loyal toward their favored contender ahead of next week’s vote.

About 47 percent “strongly support” their pick, while 44 percent “somewhat support” them instead. Another 7 percent are making their selection because they “dislike the other candidates.

Houston Public Media/University of Houston conducted its latest sampling of 415 likely Republican primary voters in Texas via interviews from Feb. 12-22. It has a 4.8 percent margin of error.

The outspoken billionaire has won three out of four early voting contests after his success in Nevada late Tuesday night. Cruz remains the only other Republican White House hopeful who has tasted victory following Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses earlier this month.

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