Texas 2016 Poll: Scott Walker in Dead Heat with Sen. Ted Cruz

Scott Walker surges from 2% in October to 19% today. Senator Ted Cruz leads by one point with 20% in Texas

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appears to be on a roll.

After coming out on top at last month's Iowa Freedom Summit — a surprise to many — Walker is now in a dead heat with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Lone Star state, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

Walker has stripped Cruz of the 25 percentage-point lead he had in October, The Texas Tribune reports, with the two now in a statistical tie. Cruz had the support of 20 percent of Texas registered voters; Walker had 19 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ben Carson tied at 9 percent, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry followed at 8 percent.

In Iowa, Walker received multiple standing ovations after igniting the crowd during his speech.  "If you're not afraid to go big and go bold, you can actually get results," Walker said in Iowa.

Walker's numbers in the Texas poll have surged since October, when he garnered just 2 percent of voter support there