Arkansas GOP Polls 2016: Cruz With an Early Lead on Trump

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Early polls show Ted Cruz has a slight lead in Arkansas (Getty).

The latest polls show Ted Cruz with a slight lead in Arkansas over Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. Arkansas is one of the states that both Cruz and Rubio hope to win to have a chance at keeping up with a surging Trump.

There is limited polling data available for Arkansas, but Talk Business/Hendrix College conducted a poll earlier this month. The primaries do not always go according to the early polling numbers but are helpful in getting an overall picture of what can be expected. It is important to note that the polls include several candidates that have now dropped out of the race.

Arkansas is one of many states conducting their primary on Super Tuesday. There are 40 delegates at stake for the GOP candidates.

Here’s a look at the latest polling numbers courtesy of RealClear Politics:

Talk Business/Hendrix College Poll

The Talk Business/Hendrix College poll was conducted on February 4. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

Ted Cruz 27
Donald Trump 23
Marco Rubio 23
Ben Carson 11
Carly Fiorina 4
John Kasich 4
Jeb Bush 1
Chris Christie 1

Opinion Savvy Poll

The Opinion Savvy poll was conducted on August 2. It has a margin of error of 4.7 percentage points.

Donald Trump 26
Jeb Bush 9
Ted Cruz 9
Ben Carson 8
Marco Rubio 3
John Kasich 3
Chris Christie 2
Carly Fiorina 1

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