With the Wisconsin primary less than one week away, a new poll conducted by Marquette Law School shows Senator Ted Cruz with a 10-point lead over Donald Trump!
Ted Cruz has surged to a 10-point lead over a stagnant Donald Trump in next week’s Wisconsin GOP presidential primary, according to a survey out Wednesday from the state’s most reliable pollster.
The Marquette Law School poll gives Bernie Sanders a slight edge over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race – a result that would likely result in the two candidates essentially splitting the pledged delegates at
In the GOP primary, the poll shows Cruz with 40 percent among likely voters, about 10 points ahead of Trump, who is at 30 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is in third place, with 21 percent. Eight percent of likely voters are still undecided, the poll shows.
A double-digit victory for Cruz would likely result in a big delegate haul for the Texas senator: The state will award 15 delegates to the statewide winner. And a margin that great could lead to a near-sweep of the state’s eight congressional districts – each of which will award three additional delegates to the winner.
The Marquette poll is the first survey to give Cruz a significant lead in the state. The three other polls conducted earlier this month showed the race within 5 points.
The previous Marquette poll, in February, showed Trump at 30 percent among all registered Republicans – but leading, with the rest of the vote spread out among the larger field. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in second place, with 20 percent, while Cruz was at 19 percent. Kasich was tied with Ben Carson at 8 percent.
Trump isn’t just struggling to expand his coalition in the primary – he’s also deeply unpopular with the broader electorate. Only 22 percent of all registered voters surveyed have a favorable opinion of Trump, compared to a resounding 70 percent who view him unfavorably. And 56 percent of all Wisconsin voters say they would be “very uncomfortable” with Trump as president – more than say the same thing about Clinton (42 percent), Sanders (31 percent), Cruz (32 percent) or Kasich (12 percent).
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