Poll: Cruz surges in latest nationwide poll

A new national survey shows that while Donald Trump maintains a huge lead among GOP primary voters, Sen. Ted Cruz is continuing to surge.

According to the latest New York Times/CBS poll, Trump wins 35 percent of the vote, and has a 19-point lead over Cruz. But Cruz jumped into second place with 16 percent, which is roughly four times the level of support he had in October.

Trump and Cruz are followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent, and Marco Rubio at 9 percent. Carson's support was cut in half since the Times and CBS surveyed the race in October.

The poll also found that many voters fear what the United States might become under a Trump presidency.

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