A new poll shows Republican front runner Donald Trump is also leading in Missouri.
The survey, in the political newsletter, the Missouri Scout, gives Trump a 10 point lead over his closest rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
The poll gives Trump a 33-23 edge over Cruz.
A report in the Kansas City Star points out that Trump not only leads statewide in the survey, but in each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts
That is key because Missouri divides up its convention delegates along Congressional District lines.
The Star reports that Trump leads crus by just one point in the 7th Congressional District in southwestern Missouri.
Crus trails Trump by four points in Missouri’s 6th Congressional District.
Cruz’, campaign manager is Jeff Rose of Kansas City.
Roe is also a close political advisor to Missouri 6th District Congressman Sam Graves.
It is likely those close-home ties will have Roe pushing for a strong Missouri effort by Cruz during the March 15, 2016 Missouri primary.