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Cruz Jumps Nearly 20 Points in National Poll, Now in Dead Heat With Trump

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A Reuters poll out today shows Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tied nationally with businessman Donald Trump among Republican voters.

Cruz has 35.2 percent support compared to Trump's 39.5 percent support, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today. The poll's margin of error is 4.8 percentage points. A March 28 Reuters poll also showed the two candidates tied nationally.

The statistical dead heat shows a significant leap in national support for Cruz, who trailed Trump by 20 points last month in the same poll. Trump has remained on top of the Reuters poll since July 2015, except for when neurosurgeon Ben Carson briefly tied him in December.

Still, Trump remains about 8 percentage points above Cruz nationally in the Real Clear Politics polling average.

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