When it comes to possible 2016 match-ups in Texas, Senator Ted Cruz is king. According to Politico, Cruz lead all GOP candidates in Texas by at least 12 points. Governor Perry comes in sixth place to Senator Cruz.

 Cruz led all potential candidates for the 2016 GOP primary by at least 12 percentage points, picking up the support of 27 percent of those surveyed in Public Policy Polling’s new poll.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was second, with 15 percent of those surveyed. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul both were chosen by 11 percent, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan 9 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was sixth with 7 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio only got 6 percent.

When each candidate was paired against potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the poll showed some candidates might be in for a tough race. Cruz would beat Clinton 49 percent to 44 percent, the survey found, and Clinton would beat Perry 48 percent to 44 percent.

The strongest candidate against Clinton in the state was Christie, who would beat the former secretary of State 47 percent to 38 percent.

There is a long way to go until 2016 of course. Any thoughts on this poll?