Early Iowa Caucus results show Cruz leading 28% to Trump’s 25%. Given the huge lead in free coverage and buzz Trump enjoyed the last eight months, that has to count as a big victory. Marco Rubio was running third, at 22%.
Cruz also lead in the particular district caucus National Review attended.
On the Democratic side, results also have Hillary Clinton barely edging Bernie Sanders 51% to 49%.
Keep in mind these results are very preliminary, and the usual caveats apply.