NewsMax-Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has overtaken businessman Donald Trump in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News national poll of likely Republican voters.
Here’s how the six remaining candidates stack up, according to the poll:
- Ted Cruz: 28 percent
- Donald Trump: 26 percent
- Marco Rubio: 17 percent
- John Kasich: 11 percent
- Ben Carson: 10 percent
- Jeb Bush: 4 percent
In head-to-head matchups, both Cruz and Rubio would beat Trump by double digits, according to the poll, while the rest of the field would lose to Trump, who has led the field for most of the race since his announcement in June.
“When you see a number this different, it means you might be right on top of a shift in the campaign,” GOP pollster Bill McInturff told the Journal. He and Democratic pollster Fred Yang conducted the survey.