New Poll Skewers Cruz-Rubio Tangle

In the last week but especially in the days since Ted Cruz’s victories in Maine and Kansas, pressure has grown on Marco Rubio to drop out. Rubio may have gotten under Donald Trump’s skin in the last two debates but Cruz was the one who appeared to benefit as he won five states slowing, if not entirely halting the frontrunner’s momentum. Both Cruz and Trump responded to Rubio’s failure to win more than the Minnesota caucus by calling for him to get out of the race. Even though the anti-Trump cause would seem to rely on Rubio beating Trump in Florida while John Kasich won Ohio, Cruz’s backers believed the Florida senator was finished. Though few thought Rubio would even consider bailing on the race before the March 15 winner-take-all primary was held, the Cruz camp was operating under the assumption that he was so far behind Trump that there was no point persisting in the idea that he had a chance. In response, Rubio claimed his own polling showed a very different story than the one told by the last Florida surveys that were published ten days ago that gave Trump a 20 point lead.

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New Poll Skewers Cruz-Rubio Tangle

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