Wisconsin GOP Polls 2016: Cruz Takes Lead Over Trump

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Ted Cruz has an advantage over Donald Trump in a recent Wisconsin poll. (Getty)

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.

Ted Cruz 34.8
Donald Trump 31.8
John Kasich 22.5


The Marquette poll was conducted March 24-28. It has a margin of error of 5.8 percentage points.

Ted Cruz 40
Donald Trump 30
John Kasich 21


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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