New Poll: Cruz Pulls Ahead of Rubio in Florida

Rubio_CruzThe latest Florida poll, taken after Tuesday’s debate, shows Donald Trump ahead by 10 points, but Ted Cruz has surged past Marco Rubio to take second with 20 percent (a new high for a non-Trump candidate).

A month ago, Florida looked like this: Trump, 36 percent; Rubio, 18 percent; Cruz, 10 percent.

Today it is Trump at 30 percent, Cruz at 20 percent, and Rubio at 15 percent, two points ahead of Jeb Bush, whose debate performance apparently bumped him up to 13 percent.

Trump’s support holds. But Cruz is surging.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.