Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took over the front spot in the Republican presidential race, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
Cruz, a conservative Republican, shot ahead of the former frontrunner, businessman Donald Trump, in an NBC/Wall Street Journal national poll.
Ted Cruz 28%
Donald Trump 26%
Marco Rubio 17%
John Kasich 11%
Ben Carson 10%
Jeb Bush 4%
The poll was conducted between Feb. 14 and 16, with a sample of 400.
The next primary will be on Feb. 20, in South Carolina.