Republican candidate Cruz wins 2016 CPAC straw poll

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 05, 2016 5:31 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas beat out rivals in the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll as the first-choice pick for the U.S. presidency.

A total of 2,659 attendees were surveyed, with Cruz snagging the first-place slot with 40 points, followed by rivals Marco Rubio with 30 points and Republican national front-runner Donald Trump with 15. The election will be held in November.

(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Matthew Lewis)