With just days remaining before the Wisconsin Republican primary, Ted Cruz has a sizable lead on Donald Trump based on the most recent polling. A poll conducted by Marquette on March 24-28 shows Cruz with a 10 percentage point lead on Trump.
The poll was conducted prior to Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement of Cruz. While all three GOP candidates participated in a CNN Town Hall discussion on Monday, Trump spent a good portion of his time defending his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, after he was arrested on charges of assaulting journalist Michelle Fields at a recent rally.
The Cruz campaign hopes the combination of the Walker endorsement along with the recent incident with Lewandowski can push Wisconsin voters to support Cruz.
Here’s a look at the latest Wisconsin Republican polls.
RealClear Politics Average
RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the Wisconsin polls. The average includes data from four polls. The Marquette poll conducted March 24-28, the Optimus poll conducted March 22-24, the Emerson poll conducted March 20-22 and the Free Beacon/Basswood Research poll conducted March 19-20.
The Marquette poll was conducted March 24-28. It has a margin of error of 5.8 percentage points.
The Emerson poll was conducted March 20-22. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.
Free Beacon/Basswood Research
The Free Beacon/Basswood Research poll was conducted March 19-20. It has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.