A new poll of Republican voters released on Wednesday found US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) vaulting past Donald Trump nationally.
In a clear break from other recent national polls, The Wall Street Journal/NBC survey showed Cruz, the Iowa caucuses winner, with 28% support among Republican primary voters.
Trump captured 26% in the poll. He was followed by Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Florida) 17% and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's (R) 11%. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson garnered 10%, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) rounded out the field with 4%.
It's the first time Cruz has held a national-poll lead over Trump, and it's the first time since October that Trump hasn't held an outright lead in a national poll.
In an NBC interview, Cruz called the results "tremendously encouraging."Read the rest of the story HERE. The poll also shows:
in hypothetical one-on-one match ups, Trump trails both Cruz (56 percent to 40 percent) and Rubio (57 percent to 41 percent). In January, Trump was ahead of Rubio (by seven points) but behind Cruz (by eight points).
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