Cruz Crushes Perry/Bush in Texas GOP Straw Poll

On Saturday at the Texas GOP Convention in Fort Worth, Senator Ted Cruz won the 2016 presidential straw poll with 43 percent of the vote. 

"Senator Cruz is deeply grateful for the support of Texas grassroots activists who are leading the way in the effort to make D.C. listen," a spokeswoman from Cruz's office told Breitbart Texas. "He is committed to making Texans' voices heard and keeping up the fight in Washington to restore jobs, growth, and opportunity for all Americans." 

Dr. Ben Carson came in a distant second, and was closely trailed by Senator Rand Paul and Governor Rick Perry. 

Here is a complete breakdown of the straw poll results: 

Texas Senator Ted Cruz: 43.3 percent

Dr. Ben Carson: 12.2 percent

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul: 12.1 percent

Texas Governor Rick Perry: 11.7 percent

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush: 3.3 percent

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: 2.9 percent

Florida Senator Marco Rubio: 2.6 percent

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan: 2 percent

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum: 1.9 percent

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: 1.7 percent

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: 1.3 percent 

Indiana Governor Mike Pence: 0.6 percent

Ohio Governor John Kasich: 0.5 percent

Iowa Congressman Steve King: 0.2 percent

Other: 2.7 percent

Undecided: 1.1 percent

Follow Kristin Tate on Twitter @KristinBTate


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