After he got booed off the stage during his Republican National Convention speech, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been suffering. Some critics called his speech—where he refused to support Donald Trump for president—as career suicide.
Donald Trump graciously allowed the former rival a chance to address the convention, without the demand the he endorse him. So what did Cruz do? He spoke as if he were still campaigning. He refused to encourage viewers to vote for Trump himself, instead charging them to vote their conscience.
Now it seems people in his home state are expressing their frustration with him.
From Red State Watcher:
A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry.
The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent, with 18 percent saying they are not sure whom they would support.
Perry is the only challenger that PPP tested who would defeat Cruz. The poll indicates he would trounce two other Republicans talked about as potential opponents, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick by 22 points and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul by 32 points. He would also beat two Democrats, U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro and former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, both by 12 points.
It’s no surprise. Ted Cruz failed to back the party nominee at a time when Republicans need to defeat Hillary this fall, and voters are clearly not ready to back both Trump and Cruz.
Although not all Texans love Donald Trump, they are all about loyalty to your party. The way Ted Cruz has acted certainly makes him an unpopular choice among many voters. An established leader like Rick Perry might very well take his place in Washington.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Source: Red State Watcher