- The Washington Times - Friday, April 1, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz leads GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump by 10 points in Wisconsin, according to a new poll that shows Mr. Cruz leading big among women, very conservative voters and white evangelical Christians.

Mr. Cruz was at 42 percent support in the Fox Business Network poll released Thursday, Mr. Trump was at 32 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich was at 19 percent. The state’s primary is on Tuesday.

Among those who said they would “definitely” vote, Mr. Cruz was at 46 percent, Mr. Trump was at 33 percent, and Mr. Kasich was at 16 percent.

Mr. Cruz had a 19-point advantage over Mr. Trump among women, 46 percent to 27 percent, and led by 5 points among men, 40 percent to 35 percent.

The Texas senator also led by 36 points among “very” conservative voters, 61 percent to 25 percent.

Mr. Trump has demonstrated strength during the 2016 GOP primary season among self-described evangelical Christian voters. But Mr. Cruz led Mr. Trump by 21 points, 49 percent to 28 percent, among white evangelicals.

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Mr. Cruz also led Mr. Trump among both those with a college degree (42 percent to 30 percent) and without a college degree (44 percent to 34 percent).

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernard Sanders led former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 5 points, 48 percent to 43 percent.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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