Uh-Oh! Ted should have never made a spectacle of himself at the RNC, and maybe kept his promise to support the nominee because now, it seems, it has come back to bite him. The once extremely popular senator is no more than the lesser of the evils in his home state, in his senate race. At least that’s what the results of the latest in state poll show.
CBS/DFW reports that Texans are smarting a bit over the recent Cruz behavior and they’re letting him know it.
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.
52% of people now view the senator as “Very Unfavorable” across all demographics.
And he should have backed The Donald….
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.
And while 1/3 of Texans said they would still vote for Cruz, 2/3 are not necessarily jumping on the Cruz bandwagon.
Good news for Cruz, as far as other Republican challengers go, is that he holds a 15 point lead over his closest challenger Dan Patrick.
Perhaps the voters in Texas, and Cruz, will kiss and make up with the passage of time, but the message is clear. They didn’t like his performance at the RNC.