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Ted Cruz Wins Straw Poll at Conservative Conference

Ted Cruz has won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C., NBC News reported.

Four in ten activists at the conference, known as CPAC, picked Cruz as their preferred candidate, while Marco Rubio won 30 percent support, Donald Trump won 15 percent and John Kasich won eight percent.

Almost 2,700 activists voted in the poll, many of them young voters. The average age of participants was about 35, according to the survey's organizers.

Presidential hopefuls Cruz, Rubio and Kasich all spoke at the conference this weekend. But Trump, who was scheduled to speak Saturday morning, abruptly dropped out of the event late on Friday night, choosing to campaign in Kansas instead.

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