Fox News reported today that Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday won the annual CPAC presidential straw poll, a gauge of where conservative voters stand.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in second and billionaire businessman Donald Trump came in third.
Cruz got 40 percent of the informal vote, followed by Rubio with 30 percent, Trump with 15 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 8 percent.
Trump at the last minute cancelled his appearance at the four-day CPAC event. Cruz and Rubio spoke at the event, with Glenn Beck making closing remarks.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) greets supporters during CPAC 2016 March 4, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss conservative issues. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)