Skip to comments.Ted Cruz now leads GOP presidential pack: poll
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.
SEE ALSO: Sen. Ted Cruz says he speaks for most Americans about stopping Obamacare
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 partys 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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How can we deny it if it’s true? He’s a great man, and what we need, but how foolish are we to ignore the constitution only when we desire it, yet still berate others who do the same?
Conservatives to Cruz: ‘Run, Ted, run’
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Jim Robinson to CitizenUSA
A little birdie is telling me that the birthers who insist on hijacking every Cruz thread with this nonsense are going to start falling by the wayside. If FR is not their cup of tea they should start looking for a new home.
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What this says to me is that at least 37% of the GOP wants a non-establishment candidate for president. If Cruz and Paul were smart, they would team up now to clear the field of any other non GOP-e candidates and then announce they will run as a ticket to combine their factions.
They need to defeat the RINOs before they defeat the Dems and that won’t happen unless they have a plan in place that keeps the conservatives from bumping each other off.
No, the real pictures of the Oval Office have some muzzie with his feet on the desk in them.
Prior to serving as Solicitor General of TEXAS 03-2008, Ted served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. In addition, Ted clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to have clerked for the Chief Justice of the United States.
He graduated from Harvard Law School Magna Cum Laude and served as a Primary Editor of the Harvard Law Review, an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and a Founding Editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.
Ted and his wife Heidi live in Houston, where he grew up, with their two children, Caroline (5) and Catherine (2).
PRESIDENTIAL??? YOU BETCHA!!! CRUZ-IN_G2016!
CALL THESE ASSHOLES! LET EM HAVE IT!
I haven’t been zotted yet even though I have posted many times why I believe Cruz’s eligibility for POTUSA is very questionable. Cruz was born in Canada with a Cuban father at the time and a USA mother. He, as such, does not meet the two legged eligibility requirement of parentage and place of birth at time of birth which the Founders rightly concluded for future generations was a safeguard, not absolute, for lifetime allegiance. I have great satisfaction as to Cruz’s patriotism and have stood up for him but to lesson the requirements for POTUSA only opens the door for usurpers like Obama and his enablers. I served for this belief in WWII and my brother died on Okinawa for such even though we both were born in the USA with unnaturalized parents. If anyone takes umbrage to my views/beliefs it means nothing to me and I am proud to be on the ‘birther’ wagon to get rid of Obama as POTUSA and see that such a trvesty never happens again.
Same cast of characters when Reagan ran.....and won!!!!
YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!
I see them as Undocumented Democrats.
Both his parents are citizens now....one is a natural born and the other is a nationalized. He is legally eligible to be POTUS!!!
If the election were held today, Cruz would most definatly have my vote.
Ted Cruz 2016.....
Since we had a lot of Santorum supporters here and he might run again, I’m curious if any former Santorum supporters would switch their vote from Santorum to Cruz next time?
I was a Newt supporter but I’d probably switch to Cruz if Newt ran again.
I watched Ted Cruz during his valiant effort to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you watched it as well. If he has used it once, he used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he was right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.
I’ve sent my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.
WHY THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS NO LONGER LISTENS TO US!
Among others, Thomas Jefferson warned that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our leaders to remove the backing from the currency, to wit:
When the servants of the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.
It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that un-backed currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: No State shall make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;
If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw this problem ahead:
In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
We have been swindling futurity for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create money from thin air, they certainly dont need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to get it.
If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the progressive utopian welfare state hacks in Washington dont give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the money they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.
That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.
Were running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.
we have waited a long time for a man of his calibur. I think he will run and his VP will be a shocker! IMHO
Don't push your luck.
Great idea, but we need someone of his caliber in a little more power right now than 1/9th of one branch. If a retirement comes up near the end of his 2nd term, he can resign and have his V.P. nominate him to the court. :)
Any chance his use of the Teamsters letter pays off and they help fund his presidential campaign?
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