CRUZ HUGE IN TEXAS, according to new poll

Cruz looks pretty strong in his home state of Texas in a new poll released today from NBC, the Wall Street Journal and Marist polling, even as the Donald dominates other states:

More from NBC News:

Donald Trump is leading in the Super Tuesday states of Georgia and Tennessee, while Ted Cruz is ahead in his home state of Texas, according to a trio of new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.

And Hillary Clinton is topping Bernie Sanders in all three of those southern states by about a 2-to-1 margin.

In Georgia, Trump gets support from 30 percent of likely Republican voters — followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tied at 23 percent each, and Ben Carson and John Kasich tied at 9 percent each.


They report that while Rubio seems to have won the recent debate, it didn’t move the needle much:

The NBC/WSJ/Marist polls were conducted before Thursday’s raucous Republican debate. But when the pollsters re-contacted close to 30 percent of all likely GOP voters in the three states the day after the debate, they found that Rubio was considered the winner of the debate, followed by Trump.

But movement in the GOP horserace was negligible, according to the re-contact interviews: Trump, Rubio and Cruz kept about 90 percent of their supporters; Carson kept about 80 percent of his; but Kasich kept only about 60 percent of his backers.

It looks like Cruz will get some help in Texas to take on the Trumpster fire in states afterward.

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