Polls: Cruz Leads in Wisconsin, Surges Nationally Against Trump

From left: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump
From left: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump

Two new polls show a Ted Cruz surge and suggest Donald Trump may be having difficulty in putting away his rivals.

A new Fox News national poll shows Trump at 41 percent while Cruz trails by just 3 points at 38 percent.

Even more significantly, the first Wisconsin poll from Emerson shows Cruz in a statistical dead heat with Trump, holding a 1 point lead over the national front runner, 36 percent to 35 percent.

Thomas Valentine is a researcher for the American Principles Project and a junior at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.