Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeated businessman Donald Trump in the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary on Tuesday.
With 45 percent of the vote counted, Cruz had 48.3 percent, Trump had 35.1 percent, and Kasich had 14.1 percent.
According to the exit poll published by CNN, Cruz beat Trump among both men (47 percent to 37 percent) and women (48 percent to 36 percent).
The exit poll also showed Cruz beating Trump among all major age brackets. Among voters 18 to 29 years old in the poll, 40 pecent said they supported Cruz and 34 percent said they supported Trump. Among voters 30 to 44, 48 percent said they supported Cruz and 34 percent said they supported Trump. Among 45 to 64, 48 percent said they supported Cruz and 38 percetn said they supported Trump. And among voters 65 and older, 47 percetn said they supported Cruz and 37 percent said they supported Trump.
The exit poll showed that moderate voters in the Republican primary preferred Trump over Cruz (41 percent to 27 percent), while somewhat conservative and very conservative voters preferred Cruz over Trump (45 percent to 39 percent, and 63 percent to 29 percent).