Texas GOP Polls 2016: Ted Cruz Ahead of Donald Trump

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Donald Trump faces a challenge in Texas. (Getty)

Donald Trump heads to Super Tuesday with all the momentum on his side after three straight victories in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Texas is a must-win state for Ted Cruz to stay competitive in the race.

Early polls suggest Ted Cruz has a slight edge in the state he has represented in the Senate. Trump supporters will point to the most recent Emerson poll that has just a one point gap between Cruz and Trump.

While there are many primaries taking place on Super Tuesday, a lot of attention will be paid to Texas since it has 155 delegates. It is the state with the most delegates on Super Tuesday, and the 155 delegates will be divided among the candidates based on the results.

Here’s a look at the most recent Texas GOP polls:

RealClear Politics Average

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the polls from Texas. The average includes the data from three polls. The Emerson poll conducted February 21-23, the UT/Texas Tribune conducted February 12-19 and the KTVT-CBS 11 poll conducted January 25-26.

Ted Cruz 32
Donald Trump 27.3
Marco Rubio 17.3
John Kasich 5.7
Ben Carson 4.3


The Emerson poll was conducted February 21-23. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.

Ted Cruz 29
Donald Trump 28
Marco Rubio 25
John Kasich 9
Ben Carson 4

UT/Texas Tribune

The UT/Texas Tribune poll was conducted February 12-19. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Ted Cruz 37
Donald Trump 29
Marco Rubio 15
John Kasich 5
Ben Carson 4


The KTVT-CBS 11 poll was conducted January 25-26. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Ted Cruz 30
Donald Trump 25
Marco Rubio 12
Ben Carson 5
John Kasich 3

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