Public Policy Polling has found some amazing news out of the Lone Star State. Apparently among Texas Republicans Senator Rafi Cruz is their first choice for GOP nominee in 2016. I know I’m stunned. Here are the full results:
- Cruz at 32%
- Christie and Bush at 13%
- Paul at 10%,
- Jindal at 6%
- Ryan and Rubio at 5%
- Santorum and the Ricker at 3%
All kidding aside these results are not surprising but they do make a couple of key points. One, Christie has popularity outside of the Northeast. Second, things are going to get even more wide open if Ryan or Bush don’t run (which I suspect neither will). This poll is also a disappointment for Jindal. He governors a neighboring state, so it’s a little sad he can’t get more than 6%.
Lastly, this should remove any doubt that Rick Perry is wasting his time running.