Ted Cruz surges ahead of Rick Perry in Texas poll

Ted Cruz surges ahead of Rick Perry in Texas poll

By Nick Gass (Politico) –

Sen. Ted Cruz leads a crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination in Texas, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released on Monday.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker grabbed 2 percent of the vote in the last such poll in October, but he has surged to a close second. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whom 14 percent of Republican voters would have chosen in October, fell to fifth place in a wide-open field.

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