Cruz’s poor performance at the RNC has continued to dog him, in polls, as he looks to seek re-election to the senate seat he now holds. Last week, American Lookout told you about abysmal polling, numbers for the once popular senator, as he fights off criticism from his non endorsement of Trump. Now, in a hypothetical poll released last week, Texans are seemingly looking at alternatives for Cruz, and they really like Perry. … They really like him, a lot!
Breitbart now reports the PPP results:
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry beats U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in a hypothetical 2018 GOP senate primary poll published Thursday. The poll shows Gov. Perry with a 9 point lead over the incumbent freshman senator.
The poll released Thursday afternoon from the Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) firm states that Perry would defeat Cruz in a head-to-head match-up in 2018, the Texas Tribune reported. The poll put forward several head-to-head match-ups to prospective voters and Perry was the only hypothetical candidate to defeat Cruz in the poll.
Of likely voters polled, 46 percent said they would vote for Texas’ longest-serving governor versus 37 percent that said they would vote to re-elect Senator Cruz.
… PPP contacted 944 “likely voters” and is said to have a plus or minus 3.2 percent margin of error.
And while it is important to note that none of the hypothetical candidates in the poll have expressed an interest in running for the senate seat, it does speak to the climate in Texas and its voter’s preferences since Ted’s “foot in mouth” feat.