Ted Cruz Wins TWT/CPAC Straw Poll; Donald Trump Places Distant Third


Sen. Ted Cruz won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll today, giving him an extra boost as he tries to urge conservatives to rally behind him as GOP leaders search for a candidate who can stop Donald Trump’s march to the nomination, THE WASHINGTON TIMES reports.

Cruz won 39.5 percent of the vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference, easily outdistancing Sen. Marco Rubio, who won 30 percent support. Mr. Trump was third with 14.7 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich was fourth at 8 percent.

Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s history-making chief executive, was the top pick for vice president, though Mr. Kasich and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were close behind.

Cruz, a first-term senator, won high marks from the thousands gathered in suburban Washington this week for his devotion to principles and his willingness to fight for them, even when it angers Republican Party leaders. Read more at THE WASHINGTON TIMES.