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Cruzing?

According to a new poll of Texas Republican voters, former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, who National Review called “the next great conservative hope” in the last issue –

– has climbed into a statistical dead heat with establishment-Republican candidate Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, despite the fact that the latter has a tremendous cash advantage.

Here’s how the polling looks:

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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