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Ted Cruz Leads as Favorite in New Iowa Poll

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    Ted Cruz Leads as Favorite in New Iowa Poll
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    Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday Nov. 13, 2015.

    Republican candidate U.S. SenatorTed Cruz has expanded his campaign efforts in Iowa and a poll reflects this push, putting him ahead of all the other candidates in his party. 

    In the new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll, Cruz, considered the new evangelical favorite, rocketed past Donald Trump, another candidate. Unlike most of the other candidates, Cruz has avoided criticizing Trump at every turn.

    Voters in Iowa will get the first chance at picking the Republican nominee at the caucuses in less than two months on February 1.