New polling this week shows that the trip Sen. Ted Cruz took to Cancún amid a catastrophic snowstorm in Texas may be the political blunder that ends his dream of becoming president.
The recent national survey of registered voters by Morning Consult and Politico found Cruz has a favorability rating of only 25 percent and an unfavorability rating of 55 percent.
The same poll found that only 14 percent of registered voters have heard “nothing at all” over Cruz’s Cancún escape.
The new polling shows an even further decline in Cruz’s approval when compared to another Morning Consult poll of registered voters conducted in the wake of the Capitol attack in January.
At the time, 29 percent of registered voters had a favorable view of Cruz and 47 percent had an unfavorable view.
The consistently dim nationwide polling probably means the end for Cruz and his long-standing dream of becoming president.
“Look, I hope to run again,” Cruz told the Christian Science Monitor in 2019. “We came very, very close in 2016. And it’s the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.”
While Trump had some of the highest unfavorability ratings ever seen in a presidential candidate, according to Gallup, his approval rating never dipped below 36 percent on the campaign trail.
So it’s safe to say that unless Cruz magically makes American voters forget about his infamous reputation, he’ll have to remain satisfied with being the junior senator from Texas.
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