Poll: Cruz Racing Away From Trump, Kasich in Wisconsin

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has opened up a lead of more than nine points over rival Donald Trump in Wisconsin, according to a new Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday.

Cruz garnered nearly 40 percent of support in the Badger State among registered Republican-likely voters, while Trump received just 30.4 percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich received 21.4 percent.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to Iowa voters at the Iowa State Fairgrounds January 31, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. The U.S. presidential election kicks off tomorrow with the state's caucuses. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The poll’s release comes with less than a week until Wisconsin’s primary in which 42 delegates will be at stake. Wisconsin awards their delegates in a hybrid fashion, meaning some delegates are allotted on a winner-take-all basis, while others are allotted proportionally.

Cruz has slowly, but surely, taken the lead in Wisconsin. According to RealClearPolitics, Trump had a sizable lead in the state in January and February. But once March hit, Cruz became the state’s new front-runner.

The poll surveyed 471 Republican-likely voters between March 24-28. It has a margin-of-error of 5.8 points.

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