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Ted Cruz now leads GOP presidential pack: poll
The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-13 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 09/27/2013 10:14:31 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare funding, a new poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz has leapfrogged past his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and that GOP primary voters trust him more than their party leaders on Capitol Hill.

The Public Policy Polling survey found that 20 percent of those surveyed supported Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, while 17 percent supposed Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 14 percent supported New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 11 percent supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

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SEE ALSO: Sen. Ted Cruz says he speaks for most Americans about stopping Obamacare

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“Ted Cruz this week established himself as the grassroots hero of the Republican party,” said Dean Debnam, president of PPP. “The party has more faith in him than their more official leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.”

Mr. Cruz has climbed eight percentage points in the poll since July - thanks in large part to strong support from people who identified themselves as “very conservative” and who support a government shutdown by a 75 percent to 10 percent margin.

The poll also found that Mr. Cruz is more trusted then Mr. McConnell, the Senate minority leader, Mr. Boehner, the speaker of the House, and Sen. John McCain, the party’s 2008 presidential nominee. “Our numbers also suggest that Cruz is now viewed more broadly as the leader of the Republican Party,” the poll analysis said. “He now has more credibility with the GOP base than the folks who have been leading the party for years.”

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Ted Cruz for President!
1 posted on 09/27/2013 10:14:32 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

As he should. He’ll have my vote and my contributions.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 10:15:09 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Countdown to some birther claiming he’s “not eligible” in 3...2...1...


4 posted on 09/27/2013 10:15:50 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: BillyBoy

Oh wait were his parents citizens?


5 posted on 09/27/2013 10:16:22 AM PDT by Borges
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Dump all Senate Rhinos who voted for cloture on Obamacare and betrayed the American people!


6 posted on 09/27/2013 10:16:40 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Go Ted! Go!


7 posted on 09/27/2013 10:17:06 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

RINO does not resignate and is too friendly
Call em Fraudulant Republicans


8 posted on 09/27/2013 10:18:34 AM PDT by inchworm
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To: sheikdetailfeather

9 posted on 09/27/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

YES!!!!


10 posted on 09/27/2013 10:19:57 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Ya know, he is just SO out of touch with what Americans want, lol... ;)

Thank You Lord, for sending us a Statesman.
Tatt


11 posted on 09/27/2013 10:20:17 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Borges

Fine with me.

Ted Cruz 2016!


12 posted on 09/27/2013 10:20:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Borges

Moronic post of the day!!


13 posted on 09/27/2013 10:20:35 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Works for me... CRUZ 2016 !!!


14 posted on 09/27/2013 10:21:11 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: onyx

Love it! Is Ted photoshopped in, or is that for real?


15 posted on 09/27/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Borges

I do believe Jim promised to start zotting idiot birthers who infest Cruz threads.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 10:22:50 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: onyx

LOL!!! I just saved that to my screen saver carousel, with today’s date.
Thanks FRiend, for a much needed day brightener.

Please Lord, give this man strength to serve Your will.
Tatt


17 posted on 09/27/2013 10:23:34 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: nutmeg

I notice his foot is not on the desk


18 posted on 09/27/2013 10:24:43 AM PDT by stanne
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I honestly didn’t know until just now about his birth situation. I plead ignorance!


19 posted on 09/27/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Well, that didn’t take long.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 10:25:31 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: nutmeg

I’m sure it’s photo-shopped, but I love it!


21 posted on 09/27/2013 10:26:52 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I like the look of that picture.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 10:26:58 AM PDT by stuckinohio
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To: onyx

Now THAT is a nice picture. Gives me hope.

Thank you.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 10:27:29 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: thesearethetimes...

Good!
God bless Senator Cruz.
Cruz 2016!!!


24 posted on 09/27/2013 10:27:31 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This should be a no-brainer.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 10:27:40 AM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: stuckinohio; fatnotlazy

Let’s pray we can make it come true in 2016!

God bless and keep you and Senator Cruz!


26 posted on 09/27/2013 10:28:26 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Absolutely!!


27 posted on 09/27/2013 10:29:15 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Can you imagine the piled up crow on the plates of some republicans if Ted C is the republican nominee.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 10:29:27 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

go Ted


29 posted on 09/27/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He has my support, but it is a long way to the primary.


30 posted on 09/27/2013 10:31:06 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: stanne

“I notice his foot is not on the desk,”

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No. Ted Cruz has class...unlike the current occupant of the White House.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 10:31:36 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: onyx

Note in the photo of Crus in the “Oval Room”, he doesn’t have his feet on our desk either, unlike odumbo. Definitely “presidential”.

He will be attacked just like Palin was and hopefully, he will shut the entire bunch down, pick Palin as his running mate and win the Whitehouse hands down. American’s are sick and tired of the demodummies and the rino’s and it’s time to send them packing.


32 posted on 09/27/2013 10:31:39 AM PDT by Progov
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To: dps.inspect

They hate him just as Reagan was hated. He shines the light on the roaches.


33 posted on 09/27/2013 10:31:54 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The Establishment will run Cristie to continue the streak.

Pray America is Waking Up


34 posted on 09/27/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He’s got my vote!


35 posted on 09/27/2013 10:32:52 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This survey indicates what must of us suspect. No Republican candiate for US Senate is going to have a chance to win without Ted Cruz's endorsement. Anyone who cheerleads for mccain and/or Mitch McConnell is toast.

It might go better for them if Obamacare is done away with.

36 posted on 09/27/2013 10:33:01 AM PDT by grania
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This cannot be. I just read this morning that the Tea party was weak and getting weaker.

How can Cruz the Tea party hero be gaining in a poll.

Those old RINO’s netter WTFU or they will be standing outside listening in.

Conservatives have had enough.


37 posted on 09/27/2013 10:34:06 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: fatnotlazy

Indeed. BTW, wha happen’d on the other thread? I just finished typing up one of my too long winded replies, and found myself locked out : /

Tatt


38 posted on 09/27/2013 10:34:27 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He’s got my vote!


39 posted on 09/27/2013 10:35:03 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Progov
Note in the photo of Crus in the “Oval Room”, he doesn’t have his feet on our desk either, unlike odumbo. Definitely “presidential”.

And it's a safe bet there isn't (and never will be) a bimbo under the desk.

40 posted on 09/27/2013 10:35:11 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: bray

Pray America is Waking Up

Every day, FRiend, every day, and sometimes more.
Tatt


41 posted on 09/27/2013 10:35:44 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men."

–Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 21, 1787

42 posted on 09/27/2013 10:35:44 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The DNC, GOP and Big Media will all be allies in trying to destroy Ted. He is a threat to their rule.

I hope he prevails and runs. I’ll be glad to support him.


43 posted on 09/27/2013 10:36:08 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: BillyBoy
Countdown to some birther claiming he’s “not eligible” in 3...2...1...

Now you'll suddenly see Democrats develop the capability to go over every microscopic detail of a candidate's eligibility information, and argue over the tiniest scintilla of doubtful or ambiguous information.

And when they do so, there won't be the slightest tinge of racism to their actions.

44 posted on 09/27/2013 10:36:39 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: bray

Annnnnd, I pray that His will includes overriding Election Fraud : /


45 posted on 09/27/2013 10:37:16 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: BillyBoy

You missed it by this -><- much!...................

46 posted on 09/27/2013 10:39:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: onyx
Great photo even though it has to be shopped.

I'd bet a lot if I was a bettor that when Sen. Cruz is president he will NEVER put his feet up that beautiful desk as 0bummer does on a regular basis.

47 posted on 09/27/2013 10:40:30 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Starboard

Rush Limabaugh pointed out that a lot of the leftist orgs such as NAACP are getting a slush fund from the exchanges. The Senate Republicans just ensured that happens.


48 posted on 09/27/2013 10:40:37 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

correction: Limbaugh


49 posted on 09/27/2013 10:41:02 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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> Pray America is Waking Up

Not from what I can see.

More than 50% of the country is made up of either gimmees or moonbats. The moonbat population might be dwindling, but the gimmees are gaining more than the moonbats are losing.


50 posted on 09/27/2013 10:45:14 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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