Ted Cruz Wins Values Voter Summit Straw Poll

Christine Rousselle
Posted: Sep 26, 2015 3:50 PM
Ted Cruz Wins Values Voter Summit Straw Poll

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Values Voter Summit's straw poll for the third year in a row. Cruz captured 35 percent of the vote. Dr. Ben Carson came in second place, with 18 percent.

From The Hill:

The firebrand Texas Senator won a whopping 35 percent of the poll of summit-goers, ahead of runner-up Ben Carson’s 18 percent. That margin is significantly wider than last year, where he edged out Carson by just 5 percentage points.

Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) took third with 14 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) with 13 percent. Real estate magnate Donald Trump finished a distant fifth with 5 percent.

Carson won the event’s poll for vice president.

Jeb Bush received seven votes.