Poll: Cruz in “Top Tier” of GOP White House Hopefuls

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The Texas Tribune

via Poll: Cruz in “Top Tier” of GOP White House Hopefuls.

A week after becoming the first major candidate to announce he’s running for president, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has risen to the “top tier” of Republican White House hopefuls, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The survey by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows Cruz’s support among Republicans across the country has jumped from 5 percent to 16 percent in just over a month. His latest standing puts him in the company of two early frontrunners in the race for the GOP nomination, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Cruz’s biggest improvement has been among voters who call themselves “very conservative,” PPP noted. Cruz now leads that category with 33 percent support, three times his number just over a month ago.

Cruz’s rise appears to have most hurt Walker and retired…

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