Sen. Ted Cruz chose not to endorse Donald Trump on a national stage when he had the chance. Now it’s looking like it’s time to pay the piper. Texas Republicans are not happy Cruz chose a path that could lead Hillary Clinton to the White House and they are letting it known with these latest poll numbers.
Let’s agree, there are less than two years for him to make up ground but many people who were with him will not be with him in 2018 when he seeks re-election.
He’s not an honorable man, just like Jeb Bush. Their words are crap! Did they think we’d forget. He also ruined his chance at a future presidential run. They both committed political suicide. We the people are fighting to take back our country from what we deem is a rotten Congress. He didn’t want to be a part of it so we don’t want to be a part of him.
Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican presidential primary in Texas with nearly 44 percent of the vote. But most voters now do not think very highly of the U.S. lawmaker, according to the latest KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll numbers which were released on Thursday.
More than 52 percent of those likely to vote in the upcoming election said that they found Cruz to be “very unfavorable.” This opinion extends across all race and gender lines, and matches closely to the thoughts of those in the DFW area specifically.
While the GOP nominee has been a point of divisiveness within the party, Cruz’s choice to not endorse the real estate mogul has turned voters against him, the survey showed.
More than 53 percent of Republican voters in Texas find Cruz to be either “much less favorable” or “somewhat less favorable” after he opted not to offer an endorsement for GOP nominee Trump. The biggest swings in opinion came from Republicans who identified themselves as being either liberal or moderate.
Our survey also shows if the election for U.S. Senate was held today, it would be a tight race for Cruz. Almost 32 percent of Texans said that they would still vote for Cruz over Democratic U.S. Rep Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, who recently told CBS11 he’s considering running against Cruz. The men are separated by less than a percentage point.
More than 22 percent of likely voters said that their ballots are up for grabs. Around another 14 percent of likely voters are planning to select a different candidate.
Cruz will reap what he has sowed. He lied continuously during the Republican debates and primaries. He tried circumventing the rules that were in place regarding delegates for the Republican nomination for president.
In a nutshell, he refused to endorse or support Trump after he lost the Republican Party nomination fair and square in spite of pledging to support the eventual Republican nominee. People have now seen the true face of the Senator and it isn’t pretty. He stands a very real chance of losing the next congressional election in two years due to his own personal actions.
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