Cruz now top GOP choice

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's effort to defund Obamacare is paying off politically as he is now the top choice of Republican voters for president in 2016, according to a survey taken by Public Policy Polling (PPP)  from Sept. 25-26 of 743 Republican primary voters, 20 percent now say that the Texas Republican is their pick to lead the party in the 2016 presidential election — gaining eight points since the last PPP poll taken in July.
After Cruz, seventeen percent of Republican voters said they would vote for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to represent the party in the 2016 presidential election, with 14 percent for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.