New National Poll shows Cruz and Rubio battling for 2nd, not far behind Trump!

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While Trump has a solid lead of 9 points in this new Quinnipiac poll, both Cruz and Rubio are within 2 points of each other as they fight for second place:

                     REPUBLICANS/REPUBLICAN LEANERS................
                                   Wht
                            Tea    BrnAgn               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Party  Evang  Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                31%    32%    31%    39%    23%    25%    34%
Cruz                 22     31     28     19     26     18     24
Rubio                19     14     18     18     20     28     15
Carson                6      5      9      5      7      4      6
Bush                  3      1      1      2      4      2      3 
Christie              3      3      3      2      3      4      2
Kasich                3      2      3      5      2      6      3
Fiorina               2      3      1      2      2      3      1
Gilmore               -      -      -      -      -      -      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
DK/NA                 9      9      5      6     13      7     10

POLITICO – One in three Republicans are for Donald Trump, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are catching up, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll out Friday.

The survey finds Trump with 31 percent nationally, Cruz with 22 percent and Rubio with 19 percent. No other candidate polls in the double digits: Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 6 percent, the rest are at or below 3 percent and 9 percent of those polled are still undecided.

And while one-third of Republicans surveyed support Trump, another 30 percent “would definitely not support” the businessman. Cruz comes in second in that category with 15 percent, and 7 percent would not support Rubio.

And here’s the lowdown:

The telephone poll of 1,125 registered U.S. voters was conducted Feb. 2 – 4. Of the 507 Republicans sampled, there is a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points…

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