Cruz Narrowly Edges Rubio, Trump in La Crosse GOP Straw Poll


Top three win 76 percent of local support

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took first place in the La Crosse County Republican Party’s latest straw poll, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and businessman Donald Trump tied for second place among prospective Republican nominees for president.

The results were:

  • Ted Cruz: 28 percent
  • Rubio, Trump: 24 percent
  • Bush, Carson: 8 percent
  • Paul, Fiorina: 4 percent
  • No votes were cast for any of the remaining candidates

The straw poll was held at the party’s annual caucus on Saturday. This is the first La Crosse
GOP straw poll to show Cruz in the lead. Rubio has been consistently near the top.

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