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PPP: Perry Could Defeat Cruz

The robopoll showed the former governor as the only competitive primary prospect.

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Andrea Drusch
Aug. 17, 2016, 11:02 a.m.

A Public Policy Polling survey (D) (IVR + Internet) (Aug. 12-14, 944 LVs, +/-3.2%) found former Gov. Rick Perry (R) leading Sen. Ted Cruz (R) 46-37% in a hypothetical primary.

The poll indicated Cruz “would trounce two other Republicans talked about as potential opponents, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) by 22 points and Rep. Michael McCaul by 32 points. He would also beat two Democrats, U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro (D) and former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D), both by 12 points.”

“Fifty percent” of respondents “said they would like Cruz to be the nominee, while 43% said would like someone else to carry the banner.” (Texas Tribune)

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