Skip to comments.Republicans see Cruz as party leader (Dems pick target)
Posted on 11/01/2013 9:15:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
PPPs newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their partys leader. 21% picked Cruz to 17% for Chris Christie, and 15% for John Boehner. Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators we tested- Rand Paul got 9%, John McCain 7%, and Mitch McConnell only 4%. Mitt Romney at 8% and Sarah Palin at 4% were the other people we tested.
Numbers PPP will release next week show Ted Cruz would be an exceedingly weak Presidential candidate in the general election. The good news for the GOP is that even if the party base sees Cruz as their leader, Democrats and independents actually see Chris Christie, who has far broader approval, as the leader of the Republican Party these days.
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How could anyone think Christie is anything but the leader of the line that leads to the buffet line?
Consider the source. This is the Democratic Party speaking.
This will definitely drive the GOPe nuts
It sounds like the commie libs down at PPP can't get their numbers the way they want them yet. I imagine it is tough to get anyone to say Senator Cruz would be a "weak candidate" after the way he kicked their "messiah's" @$$ during Barry's government shutdown.
“John McCain 7%”
Bogus poll. No way McLame is above 2%.
The reason why they are obsessed with this theme is that they dread the 2014 elections when Dems get wiped like they did in 2010.
They see it clearly now. They are trying to escape..mentally.
It is PPP, after all.
Today Sharpton played a tape of Romney in campaign making a joke about Christie trying to waddle down the airplane isle on a video clip on TV.
That was funny! Not bad Mitt!
All most people have heard of Ted Cruz is the non-stop litany of libs getting on TV and smearing him as an extremist or whatnot. It’s the same as people who “hate” Limbaugh but will tell you they never listened to him. The difference with a presidential election, Cruz gets to present himself to the public directly and not through a filter. The convention speech and the debates are more important than anything that comes before. Cruz’ family story will be compelling, his speech will be powerful, and he will wipe the floor with his opponents in the debates. We can even look at the Dem side for how polls years in advance mean little...Hillary had very low poll numbers in years past, but became a popular figure as she started running for office. But not only are polls meaningless now, they’ll be meaningless up through at least Spring of 2016.
True. But Christie showed his cards and he’s not what people thought/think he was/is, IMHO.
Just another Northeastern, RINO like King. Good for some one liners here and there, but thinks he knows whats better for folks than they do.
However, the debates would be a pleasure to watch. I would love to see Cruz humiliate Hillary, Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Sebelius, or whoever they dredge up.
Remember though they tried to smear Romney as a “conservative extremist” too. So even if you believe the RINOs are more electable, it’s not worth nominating one, because the Dems will attack him just the same.
Steve Schmidt: GOP plan for Ted Cruz? Canada
politico.com | November 01, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
Posted on 11/01/2013 8:44:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Anybody that is not a wild-eyed communist radical is a conservative extremist from their vantage point.
Stop believing or buying this BS.
I do neither. This is what the Dems are claiming. PPP is their in-house “poller”.
They are saying the ACA was a conservative idea proposed by the Heritage Foundation and tried by Romney and that's why it doesn't work.
They say its proof we need single payer a real Dem idea.,
Actually, PPP is middle-of-the-pack in accuracy, and at least in the 2012 Presidential race (like most pollsters) had a slight Republican bias.
As for current polling, it seems reasonable to me; this is a party (and a country) split asunder.
Could be because he is a leader! A much needed thing today but really scary to the media...
I really don’t give a flying ______ what the D@mned Democrats think. Let them stir their own cesspool.
The Democrats are picking who they want to run against, just like they did with Dole Mccain and Romney.
Exactly. They are telling who they fear—and who they don’t. They want Christie to be the nominee—because he’s less attractive than the Old Hag. They want a candidate that Hillary! can beat.
Virtually every poll showed Ronald Reagan a bust for the GOP...Democrats were dancing in the streets when he won the nomination.....reporters were aghast and saying “I don’t know anyone who voted for him” after he shellacked “Jimmuh” Carter!!!! Ted Cruz is an unknown to most....when he starts to speak in an election and shows what a leader he is the people will follow him. If what they say is true how do they explain this...
PPP has connections to the commie propagandists at the Washington Post.
. . . and you’re citing the NYT. Even worse, Nate Silver.
Sounds like the DNC want Christie real bad because they can beat him. Folks in the South and West will not vote for a GOP Liberal.
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