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Latest poll of Florida voters shows Donald Trump leading Ted Cruz, 36% -22%

Donald Trump continues to lead in the Republican presidential race in Florida according to a St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is ascending in the Sunshine State and has moved up to second place.

Trump leads with 36 percent in the poll of Florida Republican voters. Cruz is now second with 22 percent. Marco Rubio is third at 17 percent. Jeb Bush is fourth in his home state, getting 9 percent. Ben Carson has slumped to fifth place with 6.3 percent. Chris Christie is at 3 percent. John Kasich is at 2 percent.

When asked if they would support Trump for president if he wins the Republican nomination, an overwhelming 73 percent say they will, while just 20 percent say they won’t. Another 7 percent say they’re not sure.

This poll of 2,694 Florida active Republican primary voters was conducted from Monday, December 14 to Tuesday, December 15. This survey used the registered voter lists supplied by the state of Florida as of September 17. The sample of voters that were contacted included random samples of registered Republican voters within the boundaries of the state of Florida. It has a 1.9 percent Margin of Error at a 95 percent confidence level.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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