Cruz Leads GOP Field in Wisconsin Poll, Democrats In Tight Race

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, participate in the CNN republican presidential debate , Dec. 15, 2015 in Las Vegas.PlayJustin Sullivan/Getty Images
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A new poll shows Texas Sen. Ted Cruz leading the Republican field by double digits in Wisconsin, a crucial state that could begin to erode Donald Trump’s path to clinching the nomination.

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Cruz got 40 percent support in the poll released by the Marquette University Law School today. Trump earned 30 percent and John Kasich earned 21 support.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are within the margin of error, with 49 percent support for Sanders and 45 percent for Clinton.

The Wisconsin primary, slated for April 5, marks the next major presidential contest in the election season.

Democratic delegates are allocated proportionally. The GOP contest is winner-takes-most, with the potential to become winner-take-all if the candidate picks up all eight congressional districts.

Trump was the least popular candidate in this poll, with seven in 10 registered voters holding an unfavorable view. Six in 10 saw Clinton unfavorably with half seeing Cruz mostly negatively.

In a head-to-head preview of November elections, the poll shows Clinton would defeat Trump by 10 percentage points, but Cruz ties and Kasich defeats her by 9 points.