Early polling shows Cruz with big lead in Ind.

Posted at 7:48 AM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 08:48:07-04

A new poll shows Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz having a significant lead over front-runner Donald Trump in Indiana's primary. 

The poll, obtained from the Mike Downs Center For Indiana Politics by several outlets, found 45 percent of voters polled support Cruz –– a 16-point lead over Trump. 

But Indiana's Republican primary could still end up being extremely tight. Thirteen percent of people surveyed said they didn't know who they'd support, and the poll has a 5 percent margin of error. 

For now, though, it seems like one of Cruz's latest campaign strategies might be working. The Texas senator agreed to work together with fellow GOP candidate John Kasich in three states, including Indiana. 

Kasich is not actively campaigning in Indiana, though he did say he's not telling his supporters to vote for Cruz over him. 

Analysts predict a win by Cruz in Indiana could keep Trump from winning a majority of delegates before the Republican National Convention. 

Voting in Indiana's primary takes place Tuesday. 

This video includes clips from WRTV and the Indianapolis Star and images from Getty Images.