Skip to comments.Ted Cruz slides in poll, leaving Greg Abbott king of the Texas GOP
Posted on 06/28/2016 2:45:43 PM PDT by monkapotamus
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruzs poll numbers have slid in the aftermath of his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for president, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll released Monday, leaving Gov. Greg Abbott far and away the most popular Republican in the state.
Abbott has an 11 percentage-point approval margin among the general electorate calculated by taking those who like what hes doing minus those who dont and a 65 percentage-point net approval rating among Republicans. Cruz has a 39-point net approval margin among Republicans, but, among the broader electorate, he has an approval margin of -18 points.
Thats the biggest deficit for the big-name Republicans the Texas Politics Project named in the survey...
Sounds like Ted is sinking, and I would imagine that Ms. Wendy Davis is watching.
But this is just a “I like him” poll. He’s not up for election.
Boy maybe he needs to off his pedestal, and get Levin’s and Beck’s mouth off his butt, tell off the never Trump freaks, endorse Trump, and get out on the trail.
Maybe Abbot will run against him in the primary.
Davis is done.
Me neither. Cruz has an uncanny ability to irritate people.
Why poll a senator vs a governor when there is no election at all this cycle for either of them.
Cruz will come up for election in 2018, and currently only has support of 55% of Texas Republicans. 45 to 55 is a good place to start if a real conservative were to challenge him in the primary. Hopefully someone is thinking about it.
And yet so many FREEPERS, from Texas, claimed that I didn’t know what I was talking about, when I kept telling them the the bloom was waaaaaaaaaaay off the rose, vis-a-vis Teddy; now. Obviously, I know far more about how the people of Texas feel about Teddy, than they do ! heheheheheheheheh
Lyin’ Ted just lied too many times. Trump supports Obamacare. Trump is to blame for Hillary’s thugs’ violence.
Lyin’ Ted was exposed as an Establishment phony.
In 2012, he “forgot” to mention to Texans he was a Canadian citizen. Before he announced for President, he revoked his Canadian citizenship.
He still has not provided any documentation he is even a US citizen - i.e. CRBA
What’s in his wallet...of sealed birth documents.
His numbers are crashing.
Dewhurst is still waiting in the wings, although he is somebody we never voted for before and still wouldn’t. Somebody needs to take Cornyn off his pedestal and we best be keeping an eye on George P Bush.
I’m not a big fan of polls, and the accuracy of them is always in question. That being said, it seemed to me that Ted damaged his standing as it relates to the future.
I came away thinking he’s a marginal kook, especially after hanging out with Glenn Beck despite Glenn’s actions which served to marginalize Ted. Interestingly enough, Beck wasn’t the only fringe person Ted was happy to have support him either.
When Richard Nixon lost in 1960, he at least had the Republican support. The Left demonized the guy beyond reason, but he went home with a nationwide fan base. He didn’t get pounded, and there was the idea he may have been cheated out of the presidency.
With Ted, it’s not just the Left that is annoyed with him. Many on the right are no longer fans of him. May who at one point wanted him to be the vice-presidential selection, now see him as a person they can’t support. I know because I’m one.
I don’t see Ted being able to rebuild bridges and rekindle support among the broad Republican base.
By the end of his efforts, I no longer saw him as a Conservative. I know longer trusted what he said. I also had more globalist concerns about him.
This poll may be an indication that I was right.
Ted’s only chance is to show humility, back Trump, and only make public comments that are supportive. Perhaps in time he can begin to be analytical again, but for now it just looks like sour grapes, and that won’t win him support for the future.
Texas will be a broad indicator of what Ted’s future looks like. I don’t hold out much hope for him.
He seemed like one of the worst people I’ve ever seen at reading tea leaves and the public.
Trump DOES NOT SUPPORT OBUMACARE!!! Where did you hear that nonsense????
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