Ted Cruz leads in Alaska straw poll

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz opened up a large margin of support from those who participated in last week's Must Read Alaska straw poll.  We closed the online survey before the debate on Thursday. Here are the results:

Readers of Must Read Alaska, the Alaska Republican Party's weekly emailed newsletter, trend Republican and many are politically active.


Ted Cruz won 34 percent, Donald Trump won 27 percent and Marco Rubio won 17 percent. No other candidate won enough support in this particular survey to be awarded delegates to the Republican National Convention. When the Presidential Preference Poll is held on March 1, candidates must receive at least 13 percent of the vote to gain delegates to the convention in Cleveland. 

Cruz came to Alaska in 2014 to campaign for now-Senator Dan Sullivan.

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