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Published On: Tue, Dec 22nd, 2015

National GOP poll: Ted Cruz closes in on Donald Trump, Chris Christie moves ahead of Jeb Bush

With the Iowa primary just six weeks away, the latest Quinnipiac  poll shows the GOP race tightening up with Texas Senator Ted Cruz closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump, who clings to a 28-24% lead.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has 12 percent, followed by Dr. Ben Carson with 10 percent ahead of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, rising to 6%, now leading the former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is at 4%.

No other candidate is over 2% according to the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Half of American voters say they’d be embarrassed to have Donald Trump as their Commander in Chief and most Americans think he doesn’t have a good chance in November, but there he is still at the top of the Republican heap,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “Hillary Clinton tops him. Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers him and Sen. Ted Cruz is snapping at his heels. Can a candidate that half the American electorate thinks is an embarrassment win in November?”

In a CBS poll released Sunday, Cruz led Trump 40-31% in Iowa.

Voters say 53 – 41 percent that Trump does not have a good chance of winning in November. Republicans say 70 – 24 percent that Trump has a good chance of winning. From December 16 – 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,140 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 508 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.

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  1. Tom says:

    I think it’s sad to see Rand Paul fading away, but I can live with Cruz. Trump is scarier than Obama.

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