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Published On: Thu, Nov 12th, 2015

Texas poll: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump lead GOP race, Hillary Clinton way ahead of Bernie Sanders

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and billionaire Apprentice star Donald Trump are tied for the lead for the Republican presidential nomination among likely GOP primary voters in Texas, a new poll shows.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows that Cruz and Trump each has the support of 27 percent of likely GOP primary voters, clearly ahead of Dr. Ben Carson is in third place with 13 percent, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 9 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina are all at 4 percent each with none of the other GOP candidates receiving over 2 percent.

Three native Texans in the GOP field — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina — are getting 4 percent each. Each of the other GOP candidates receives 2 percent or less.

On the Democrat side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is strongly at 61 percent, far ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is at 30 percent, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who receives 1 percent.

The poll is four months to go before the state’s March 1 primary.

 The poll of 1,200 adults was taken Oct. 30 to Nov. 8, and has a margin of error of just over 3 percent.
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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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