Gallup: Cruz’s favorability rating plunges

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Tea Party People

Salt Lake City, UT

#1 Oct 11, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) favorability rating has collapsed as the public has become more familiar with him, according to a Gallup survey released on Thursday.

The survey found that 26 percent have a favorable view of the Texas Republican, against 36 percent unfavorable. That makes 62 percent of the public that has an opinion on Cruz, up from 42 percent in June, when 24 percent had a favorable view of him against 18 percent unfavorable – a 16-point negative swing.

The Gallup poll comes on the heels of a Brigham Young University survey that found Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) losing favor in his home state. Lee has seen a 20-point negative swing in his favorability rating from the same poll in June, and now sits at 40 percent favorable and 51 percent unfavorable in Utah.

Lee and Cruz led the charge in provoking a government shutdown over the funding of ObamaCare. Both pushed House Republicans to withhold all government appropriations in an attempt to defund the president’s signature legislative achievement.

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#4 Oct 14, 2013
Those polls are all wrong anyway. They overcount the Democrats. Go to for some real honest polls. Tol hell with the Democrats - Romney is way out in front!
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United States

#5 Oct 14, 2013
Maybe we'll get lucky and the Republicans will nominate Cruz in 2016. That would result in a Hillary landslide.
The Truth

London, UK

#6 Oct 16, 2013
We are all saved - Smart Liberal is back to explain how the polls are all skewed!

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