Ted Cruz came out on top of the Sept. 16 CNN GOP debate, according to an online survey conducted by Empower Texans.

Of 3,203 respondents, Ted Cruz was declared the “winner” by 32 percent of the respondents. A close second went to Donald Trump, with 30 percent. Rounding out the top-three in the survey was Carly Fiorina with 16 percent.

Empower Texans has not endorsed in the GOP presidential primary.

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Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”