Here’s another reason to hope that Ted Cruz runs for president in 2016
I recently opined here that we all should be praying that Ted Cruz runs for the Republican presidential nomination, and now there’s THIS EVIDENCE supporting my hopes in that regard:
It goes without saying that name recognition is a pretty big deal for most politicians, especially those with bigger ambitions. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is a prime example of someone who’s spent his entire time in Congress doing just one thing — setting himself up for a “bigger office.”
What office? Well, the office of the President of the United States, of course. That’s the only reason he ran for the U.S. Senate — he wants to become president. Hell, this whole shutdown has been one giant GOP presidential primary campaign event for him.
And to some extent, it’s worked. As he’s gone on national television to
make an ass out of himself fulfill his duties as United States Senator, a recent Gallup poll shows that Ted Cruz has indeed become more known to more Americans.
In early June, just 42% of those polled had actually heard of Ted Cruz, but by last week that number was up to 62%. Twenty points is a pretty substantial jump in just a matter of a few months. So it seems Senator Cruz’s plan to “get his name out there” has been a smashing success.
There’s just one problem.
The poll also indicates that the more people get to know him, the less they actually like him. In early June, when only 42% of those polled had heard of him, he was seen favorably by 24% and unfavorably by just 18%.
Fast forward to last week when 62% of those polled said they had heard of him. In this poll, his favorable rating only went up 2 points while his unfavorable rating more than doubled to 38%.
It seems, the more Americans get to know Senator Cruz, the more they really don’t like him. Which is a big problem for anyone who wants to become President of the United States. It’s also a huge problem for the Republican party.