Cruz in a virtual tie with Trump in Iowa

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in a virtual tie with Donald Trump in the latest poll out of Iowa.

Trump still leads the way with 25 percent, and was able to climb 5 points from a late October poll. But Cruz is right behind Trump with 23 percent, more than double the 10 percent he had just four weeks ago, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Support for neurosurgeon Ben Carson has dropped sharply. Carson had 28 percent in the last poll, but now has 18 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio didn't see any change in support, and still has 13 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continues to falter, going from 5 percent in October to 4 percent now. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul follows Rubio at 5 percent and Carly Fiorina garners 3 percent. No other candidate tops 2 percent, while 2 percent are undecided.

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