Cruz Closing Trump-Gap Nationally, In Early States; Establishment Whiffs
A whole host of pre-holiday polls show that Sen. Ted Cruz is about to have a very merry Christmas. For the first time since the collapse of Ben Carson, Donald Trump has some real competition. Nationally, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Trump leading with 28%, but the Texas Republican Senator is right on his heels with 24% support.
This same Quinnipiac poll shows Cruz tied with Hillary Clinton at 44%. Trump loses to Clinton 40% to 47%. What’s interesting is that Clinton is a very well known figure, one of the most famous politicians in the country, and even against Trump she tops out at 47%.
In New Hampshire, Trump leads with 24% support. Cruz is now in second at 16%.
Cruz has jumped to second place in Florida. Trump is still in first with 29%, Cruz sits at 18%.
According to the most recent poll out of Iowa, Cruz is outright beating Trump, 40% to 31%.
While there is no question Trump is still in the lead, Cruz definitely has the wind at his back.