FOX 5 Poll: Rubio moves ahead of Cruz to challenge Trump

- A new poll conducted for FOX 5 in advance of Saturday’s GOP primary in South Carolina shows Senator Marco Rubio has jumped into second place to challenge front-runner Donald Trump.

The OpinionSavvy poll conducted for FOX 5 shows Rubio with 24% of the South Carolina Republican voters surveyed, trailing only businessman Trump with 27%.

This week’s endorsement of Rubio by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley apparently helped push Rubio to the second spot, ahead of Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 19%.

The top 3 are followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 11%, surgeon Dr. Ben Carson at 8%, and Ohio Governor John Kasich at 7%.

Four percent of the 780 likely GOP voters remain undecided.

The poll has a margin of error of 3.5%.

Rubio has a total of five stops on his statewide fly-around South Carolina Friday ahead of its GOP primary on Saturday


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