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USA: Cruz touts polls after becoming South Carolina frontrunner02:23

USA: Cruz touts polls after becoming South Carolina frontrunner

United States, Spartanburg
February 18, 2016 at 01:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz basked in the results of new polls which put the Texas senator in the lead for the upcoming South Carolina primary, during a Spartanburg rally in South Carolina, Wednesday. The recent polls from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal put Cruz at 28 percent.

"Just a few minutes ago NBC and the Wall Street Journal poll announced a new national poll, and for the first time in many months there is a new national front-runner on the republican side," he announced to his supporters referring to himself.

The Republican hopeful encouraged the crowd to actively show their support on Saturday by "bringing with them another nine people." He stressed that South Carolinians "can have a material impact on changing the result."

According to the NBC News and the Wall Street Journal polls, Donald Trump is currently trailing Cruz with 26 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points, signalling a tough battle between the two front-runners in South Carolina.

Other polls by Quinnipiac University and USA Today/Suffolk University released the same day, show Donald Trump leading nationwide.

USA: Cruz touts polls after becoming South Carolina frontrunner02:23
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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz basked in the results of new polls which put the Texas senator in the lead for the upcoming South Carolina primary, during a Spartanburg rally in South Carolina, Wednesday. The recent polls from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal put Cruz at 28 percent.

"Just a few minutes ago NBC and the Wall Street Journal poll announced a new national poll, and for the first time in many months there is a new national front-runner on the republican side," he announced to his supporters referring to himself.

The Republican hopeful encouraged the crowd to actively show their support on Saturday by "bringing with them another nine people." He stressed that South Carolinians "can have a material impact on changing the result."

According to the NBC News and the Wall Street Journal polls, Donald Trump is currently trailing Cruz with 26 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points, signalling a tough battle between the two front-runners in South Carolina.

Other polls by Quinnipiac University and USA Today/Suffolk University released the same day, show Donald Trump leading nationwide.

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