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Cruz, Trump neck-and-neck atop Texas poll

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck among likely Republican presidential primary voters in Texas, according to a new poll.

{mosads}Cruz and Trump each receive 27 percent support in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey released Thursday, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) follows at 9 percent, while Jeb Bush, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Carly Fiorina each take 4 percent.

Cruz also leads as the second-choice candidate for voters there with 19 percent, while Trump is the second choice for 15 percent. Carson is also the runner-up pick for 19 percent.

Bush tops the list of Republicans that voters would “definitely not support” for the GOP nomination at 25 percent, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) second at 22 percent.

Cruz and Rubio sparred for attention in the fourth GOP debate this week as both candidates rise toward Trump and Carson, who have been leading national polls.

The survey of 542 registered Texas voters was conducted Oct. 30 to Nov. 8 with a margin of error of 4.2 percent.

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