Not all that shocking following Ted Cruz’s 21+ hour speech railing against the President’s health care law, a new poll released today from Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows the Texas Senator leading the 2016 field among Republican primary voters.

Report from the Washington Times:

Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare funding, a new poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz has leapfrogged past his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and that GOP primary voters trust him more than their party leaders on Capitol Hill.

The Public Policy Polling survey found that 20 percent of those surveyed supported Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, while 17 percent supported Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 14 percent supported New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and 11 percent supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“Ted Cruz this week established himself as the grassroots hero of the Republican party,” said Dean Debnam, president of PPP. “The party has more faith in him than their more official leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.”

Mr. Cruz has climbed eight percentage points in the poll since July – thanks in large part to strong support from people who identified themselves as “very conservative” and who support a government shutdown by a 75 percent to 10 percent margin.

Still a fairly soft lead at only 20% but it does show that Cruz’s stock has risen eight points since the last poll released by PPP in July.


  1. Ted Cruz is a true American patriot — he would make for a great VP to Rand Paul’s Presidency!

    The only ticket to SAVE America from the Marxist Obamination that is bent on destroying the USA!

    Rand Paul for President and Ted Cruz for Vice President (there are no other options to save US from the path of tyranny already taken by the Liberal Democrooks, in their zeal to achieve Total Governmental Control of our nation with ZERO individual freedom for the citizens)!

  2. If Cruz is eligible, he has my support 100%. While Rand did essentially the same thing on a shorter scale concerning the drones, it seems to me the healthcare destroying bill for which Senator Cruz took his principled stand as the voice of “We the People” for over 21 hours proved his readiness to fight for the average citizen at the helm of our nation. It would be truly refreshing to get such a patriot with a strong backbone and excellent sense of right and wrong into our oval office, something which has been sorely lacking since the onset of Obamunism. Hearing his father speak further proves the root of solid patriotism in this candidate. The need for change was not evident in 2008 because when George “W” Bush left office we had little more than 5% unemployment, a national debt at only a trillion after having had to fight several wars following the attack on American soil that happened on 9/11/01 and at that time we were the leader of the free world with a perfect credit rating. Since Obamunism took hold, our unemp[oyment has gone soaring and now hovers at 8-25% (figuring in those who just gave up looking for work any longer), the debt is at a prosperity crushing projected 20 trilllion by 2016, the credit rating of the nation has been downgraded for the first time in our history and every step Obama takes makes us a weaker nation. It is time to return to Republican leadership, the party of Lincoln and Reagan may be the political hope for America’s future, without which we clearly stand to lose the republic and what a tragic end that would be to the Founder’s dream. Proven patriots like Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Lee, et. al. are precisely the kind of patriots we need to see leading America into a brighter future. May God save America from the destructive grip of the DNC!

  3. This the second poll Ted Cruz has won.

    Sarah APlin on foxw NEw the other day, responding to a queation regarding a possible third party said, “We already have a third party, the liberals”, the GOP Elite, “And the good guys like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee”.

    It is time that the winps in the GOP learned this is where the pary is going. So they had best go along with the good guys, to get along. Instead of going along with the bad guys to get along.

  4. Any ticket with both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul would be one I could enthusiastically support. I believe both of them are actually doing what the voters sent them to Washington to do instead of simply trying to advance their own careers and gain power and financial fortune at the expense of the American people. I pray God will send us many more leaders like these.

  5. It’ just an example of what Billy usually says: The American public can be fooled by razzmatazz. He saw the good publicity Rand Paul got for standing up (in a real filibuster) and making a real point about something important–knowing that his actions might make a difference.

    By contrast, Cruz was just mugging for the camera, in a non-filibuster that he knew made no difference, on a bill that he VOTED FOR (it passed 100-0).

    Cruz is fighting for Cruz, and nothing more.

    • Goethe Bore — you are nothing but a sciolistic pathetic parvenu that post anything without the ability of logical thinking. As such you are even a lower creature than Tess Liehard — at least Tess Liehard gets paid for posting propaganda, while you do it for free and out of spite.

      Go back to England, kid…LOL.


    Not many realize that Ted was Texas’ Solicitor-General … serving under Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott … and Gen’l Abbott was quoted – many times – saying: ‘My every day is not complete unless I have filed at least one law-suit against the Obama administration’ … And I cannot remember how many times Ted Cruz brought those cases to higher courts – and even to the SCOTUS – but how about THIS for the GOP ‘Ticket’ in 2016 … CARSON+CRUZ!!! – that would put the GOP in the WH for 16 years!


  7. It’s very early to to determine the best man for the job. but Ted Cruz
    sure has some solid backing. I believe he could win if Dr, Benjamin Carson will run with him – either for Pres or VP. We must win to save our country!

  8. Ted Cruz, as Texas Solicitor-General, had eight oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the State of Texas. Five involved the death penalty, with Cruz arguing, at various points, that Texas should be allowed to execute the mentally ill, a Mexican national who hadn’t been informed of his Vienna Convention right to speak to his consulate, and a man who raped his stepdaughter. Ted Cruz was sent to the U S Supreme Court to defend “Jessica’s Law” imposing the death penalty on certain child rapists. The case was rejected because Cruz and his counterparts in the states defending their laws overlooked an obscure 2006 federal law that added child rape to the military death penalty. The Austin American-Statesman pointed out that Ted Cruz counted a case actually argued by Greg Abbott as one of his own high-court victories. To sum it up: Lyle Denniston, who’s covered the high court for five decades and currently writes for SCOTUSblog, says, “Personally, I have found Ted to be very engaging.” But, he adds, “He does love to talk about himself.”

    • Tess Liehard — still clutching at imaginable straws to create false propaganda against a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT: Ted Cruz?!

      Still shilling for 30 pieces of Silver in favor of your boss: Lil’ Hussein, the wannabe Dictator of US, and the Liberal Marxist Garbage that wants to follow in his anti-American footsteps in order to COMPLETELY DESTROY THE USA?!

      What a good little Obama shill you are… how sick your LOVE for what’s EVIL (Obama) and how pathetic your hate to ALL that’s GOOD (true American patriots and heroes like Rand Paul, Ron Paul and Ted Cruz) — Tess Liehard, read Dante’s Inferno, and figure out which special Hell you’ll eventually end up with your perfidy!

  9. I think Cruz is “the flavor of the month.” I don’t think any of the prospective candidates have any staying power other than Rand Paul.

    I have been watching Rand so closely because I’ve been looking for weakness–such as his pandering to Christian fundamentalists. But he’s really the only “adult” in the running.

    • Goethe Bore — we don’t need the likes of you “endorsing” Rand Paul.

      Crawl back to England and leave America alone, kid —Goethe Bore…your euro trash “advice” here is unsolicited, and thus unwanted.

  10. Surfisher…you are so busy bad mouthing others that you don’t research for facts. So I will give you something you should include in your rants…Ron Paul is the only ex-congressman who did not accept the government benefits he was entitled to when he left office. Get a subscription to Jstor.

  11. Obama has announced a meeting between him and leaders of Congress. That’s not going to help. It’s not up to Democratic leaders, and Boehner can’t speak for he House, and McConnell can’t do anything because he faces a Tea Party challenge in his primary. So it’s an exercise in futility. But the public will like it.

    Trouble is, Democrats see this as a battle to pass a budget that everyone already agreed on. If they were smart, they’d use old Republican wording–that the budget “deserves an up-or-down vote.” That’s a lot more dramatic than asking for a “clean bill,” which is not as easy to get one’s mind around.

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