UT/TT Poll: Texans Favor Cruz Over Perry for President

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz starts as the Texas favorite in a fantasy 2016 Republican primary for president, swamping Gov. Rick Perry and a number of other big-name candidates in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

The governor fared better in a potential head-to-head matchup for re-election in 2014 against Attorney General Greg Abbott, who got less than half the support Perry got from self-identified Republican primary voters.

Cruz, virtually unknown just 18 months ago as he began his long-shot bid for the Senate, had two and a half times more support than the governor, whose national popularity ...

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