Wisconsin GOP Polls 2016: Trump and Cruz in Tight Race

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Donald Trump is in a tight race in Wisconsin. (Getty)

As the Wisconsin Republican primary approaches, the candidates find themselves in a tight race. According to RealClear Politics, Ted Cruz has an average lead of just .7 of a percentage point on Donald Trump in the latest early polling numbers.

Cruz received an endorsement from Gov. Scott Walker and hopes that will help him secure a win in Wisconsin. The candidates will participate in a town hall forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday. There are 42 delegates at stake in the April 5 primary.

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 three polls. 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.

Ted Cruz 33.0
Donald Trump 32.3
John Kasich 23.0


The Optimus poll was conducted March 22-24. It has a margin of error of 1.1 percentage points.

Donald Trump 31
John Kasich 29
Ted Cruz 27


The Emerson poll was conducted March 20-22. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.

Ted Cruz 36
Donald Trump 35
John Kasich 19

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.

Ted Cruz 36.2
Donald Trump 31.4
John Kasich 20.8

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