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Poll says Ted Cruz is the most popular Texas politician
KXAN-TV ^ | April 18, 2014 | Monica Ayala-Talavera

Posted on 04/18/2014 11:12:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz is the most popular politician in Texas, according to a Public Policy Polling Texas poll.

Cruz has a 47 percent approval rating – better than both Rick Perry and John Cornyn, with only 35 percent who disapprove of him. He also continues to lead the Republican primary field for presidential candidates in Texas with 25 percent willing to support his campaign compared to Jeb Bush at 14 percent and Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Rick Perry each at 10 percent. Chris Christie and Paul Ryan received support for a potential presidential campaign from 5 percent of Texans polled, and Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio got a 4 percent backing.

Unfortunately for Rick Perry, although his approval numbers are on the rise there seems to be little enthusiasm to see a repeat of his 2012 White House bid. Only 23 percent of Texans polled think he should run in 2016, compared to 66% who think he should sit it out. Even among strictly GOP voters, only 34 percent think he should make another bid with 52% thinking he should refrain.

According to Public Policy Polling, their data suggests most voters aren’t enthusiastic on their home state politicians making a run for the presidency. 46 percent of Texan republicans though think Ted Cruz should seek the Presidency in 2016, compared to 38 percent who would disapprove. However, among all Texas voters only 32 percent think he should make a bid, compared to 52 percent who said no.

All of the potential republican candidates for president received higher support ratings than Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul does the best with a 10 point advantage. Although Texas is a conservative state, the poll found public opinion sides with the democrats on several hot-button issues like increasing minimum wage, expanding Medicaid and supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.


TOPICS: Texas; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; cruz; gop; polls; republicans; rickperry; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 04/18/2014 11:12:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eventually the Republican Party will nominate for better or worse Rand Paul. Should be interesting.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 11:18:48 PM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 11:24:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nevermind Texas, he’s probably one of the most popular politicians in the country.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 11:38:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
More so than pro-ILLEGAL alien governor, RINO Rick Perry?

I see now why Perry endorsed Cruz's opponent, David Dewhurst. lol!

5 posted on 04/18/2014 11:57:13 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Ted go! Go Sarah go! Take America back!


6 posted on 04/18/2014 11:58:50 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am especially pleased that Amnesty loving Marco Rubio only ranks at 4%. He will never get back the support he had. Let this be a bellwether to all the rest.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 4:01:26 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; ..
Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
8 posted on 04/19/2014 5:23:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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Not even close! He’s the most popular politician, period! He gets the job done, and I’m proud to call him a fellow Texan!


9 posted on 04/19/2014 6:12:19 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the Most Interesting politician by far. All the others appear weak-kneed.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What??? You mean (gasp!) it's not Wendy Davis???


11 posted on 04/19/2014 11:46:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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