Cruz Has Strong Lead in New Iowa Poll

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 5/28/15 Senator Ted Cruz at The Champions of Israel Gala. (NYC)

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx
Senator Ted Cruz at The Champions of Israel Gala.

Posted by Tina

A recent poll of “400 Republican caucus goer” saw Ted Cruz jump ahead by 21 points according to Conservative Treehouse. That puts Cruz at 31% and marks the “largest and fastest rise in the history of Iowa Caucus polling. ” His closest competitor is Trump at 21% with Carson at 13% followed by Rubio at 10%. The rest of the field fell away at 6% and below.

What’s to like about Ted Cruz? In my opinion he would bring several important attitudes and skills to the office.

The first is his knowledge of the Constitution. Perhaps because of his fathers experience in Cuba Cruz developed an interest in the US Constitution as a teen and memorized it in full. He then spent years studying the Constitution and after becoming a lawyer spent years in a Texas law firm where he wrote “80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court.” He also served as the Texas Solicitor General where he successfully argued several landmark cases before the Supreme Court. See more here

Ted Cruz will speak clearly without the bluster and ego of Trump. I’m 95% sure he’s my guy.

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14 Responses to Cruz Has Strong Lead in New Iowa Poll

  1. Steve says:

    Of all the anti-establishment candidates, Cruz is the one with the most experience at fighting both liberals and beltway moderate republicans. He has the same strength in public speaking as Marco Rubio without being soft on immigration. He has the same strength and intestinal fortitude of Donald Trump without putting his foot in his mouth constantly.
    Fun reason for Ted Cruz? The Cruz birthers!
    Ted Cruz is my first pick and vote for President.

    With that said, I will support whichever Republican nominee is selected over Hillary Clinton. Our country cannot afford four more years of economic failure and military weakness. American voters cannot take four more years of a leader we do not trust to put our people first. More than half of voters do not trust Hillary, and this alone will foster more divisiveness and political anger. We have to do better.

  2. Dewey says:

    Our country cannot afford four more years of economic failure and military weakness.

    Economic failure? let’s see….hum where were we when PBO took office and compare. Republicans blocked all progress to Blame PBO.

    Sorry but that argument is no good.

    Besides the fact Cruz is a Lobbyist who got into office he works for his donors period. now what voting base has Cruz been silently pandering to in the background. preachers who call to exterminate all gays? Yep he will make a great candidate for GOP he can take the Trump voters…

    The anointed one to take wealth from the poor and give to the rich…yep he is perfect!

    But forget Cruz’s policies there is a little problem. he was not born on US soil. So are we going to define the phrase “naturalized Citizen” so every foreign born person with an American parent can run for president?

    Cruz has a ground game planned but ya know what…he is very hated as the Koch Tool he is…watch out for Romneyman! Or who ever the establishment brings in.

    Cruz is not an honest man he lies more than Romney ever did.

  3. Tina says:

    It’s official, Dewey is a crazed loon…use of the word “exterminate” is more than extreme, it borders on the criminal.

    It is typical of someone who has no real grasp of the issues.

    Dewey I doubt if anyone could top the fallacies you attempt to float on this blog.

    • Dewey says:

      Tina it is you that repeats the fed Propaganda on this blog.

      Are you saying you are unaware of the Republican Base Rafael has been collecting or are you saying I refuse to admit it?

      Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal went to the religious liberty confab with Pastor Kevin kill the gays Swanson and pandered to them for votes. They expected we would not notice.

      Maybe you should watch his father and see how young Rafael was brought up before you accuse others. They are nutjobs and no Rafael jr is not the anointed one as father claims. Furthermore there is no Gods law that over rules Fed law.

      You live in a bubble. The real world is out here.

      Suppose there is no RW nutjob lawyer in CA that paid $200 to file what is called the kill the gays bill in CA either.

      • Tina says:

        “Are you saying you are unaware of the Republican Base Rafael has been collecting ”

        My, how unusual that a person running for office would begin to “collect ” a base of support. I’ll bet that’s never happened before. I may have to look that up just to be sure but you may be on to something. Bernie wouldn’t do that, right? Right…find a few of his associations and support groups below:

        Just about anyone whose a big government control nut…that would be a fascist OR a communist depending on how far he’d take it. 90% tax on the wealthy just about says it all. Why doesn’t he just move to Cuba?

        The Examiner posted a comment from the Cruz campaign addressing the criticism he’s received for attending the liberty conference: “Senator Cruz, other candidates and speakers were guests at that conference with no control and influence on other’s speeches,” a Cruz staffer told the Examiner. “He was there for just a short while. He was interviewed on stage and talked about religious liberty. He did not and would not endorse the comments of this man’s choice of topics and what he said.”

        You’d have to prove a closer relationship to make this guest appearance equal to agreement, Dewey.

        I find it hysterical that the party faithful that denied or lied about Obama’s associations with the terrorist, Bill Ayers, or his long relationship with his pastor, the hateful, racist, Jeremiah Wright, would have such a hissyfit about an appearance at a conference…but it doesn’t surprise me.

        “They expected we would not notice.”

        Really? Who?

        “Suppose there is no RW nutjob lawyer in CA that paid $200 to file what is called the kill the gays bill in CA either.”

        Suppose all you want. There’s nothing to suggest he’s a right wing nut job. He could be a liberal activist pulling your chain for all I know.

        . Snopes says he’s for real and has proposed similar, unconstitutional, going nowhere, hate filled legislation before.

        Both parties have fringe elements. As you often say, don’t we have better things to talk about…and better ways to spend our time?

  4. Peggy says:

    Cruz is also my first choice for president for all of the reasons given, plus when he got to DC he kept his promise to those he represents in Texas. He’s an honest man of his word and in today’s politics that’s a rarity. I can’t wait to see him in a debate with Hillary. She’ll need to take more of those meds she took prior to her last hearing to keep from going nuclear again.

    I also liked what Rand Paul did and said prior to the Kentucky senate race. When he supported McConnell instead of Bevin for that race he lost me. He was willing to sell out for political favors from the establishment GOP and its cost him big time. He would have been in the top tier in my opinion, but now can’t get out of the bottom.

    • Dewey says:

      Peggy every one of the politicians you mentioned sell out for political favors. Cruz has his billionaires just like Rand and Hilliary. The money is an investment to which they expect a return plain and simple.

      • Tina says:

        So does Sanders…he’s just more covert about it. Sanders’ receives support from worker’s unions and teacher’s federations and they are big donors. Also there’s this guy:

        Washington Post:

        A cornerstone of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign is extracting billionaire influence from politics.

        So imagine our surprise when a Sanders supporter seemed to miss that point and filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday a super PAC called “Billionaires for Bernie.”

        Putting aside the fact that Eric C. Jacobson, the Los Angeles lawyer behind the effort, will have to change the name because unaffiliated PACs can’t bear the name of the candidate, the goal of “Billionaires for Bernie” is exactly as it sounds.

        Jacobson is a self-described progressive, who likes Sanders because he’s “unbossed and unbought.” But to get Sanders to the White House means competing at the levels of a Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush.

        And in today’s politics, that takes money.

        Jacobson believes liberals’ general position against unlimited contributions in politics is limiting their ability to compete.

        “I’m hoping to facilitate a level playing field where a billionaire of conscience can write a check … and I’m going to encourage them to do it,” Jacobson told the Loop. In his view, there are plenty of “well-heeled” liberals who should get in the big money game.

        He’s on the hunt now for those billionaires. He already has one in mind, Ronda Stryker, a Michigan philanthropist. He doesn’t know where her allegiances are, but he knows she cares about progressive causes.

        He’s right of course. Bernie won’t get far unless he can raise some money. So whatcha gonna do? Money makes the politics go ’round but it is the candidate and the people that decide. Soros lost big when Kerry ran against Bush.

  5. Steve says:

    Ah, Dewey’s a Cruz birther! Dewey you should look at BO and ask how well the birthers did against him? It’s more likely your racism that causes you not to like Ted Cruz.

    BTW, BO has failed this country. Our economic health is in shambles. Obamacare is a disaster that gets worse every day. No matter how rosy a picture you liberals paint the economy, the middle class is dying as democrats only care about the ultra poor and the ultra rich. Where do you think Hillary gets all HER donations anyway?

    • Dewey says:

      LOL why yes I will be if that’s what it takes to show the hypocrisy of the right scandals. Obama was born in Hawaii and all that propaganda with crickets when a white man was born in Canada!

      The economy? Better look at how the middle class got destroyed.

      Yep Obama took office when jobs were plentiful and called China. He said hey I hear GW wouldn’t let you have our jobs I’ll send them over right away!

      Then he called the military and said hey it’s time for some more profit wars on a lie! Get started right away GW never got those darn wars started!

      Oh and while we plan to spend trillions lets reduce revenue coming in by giving large multinational corporations tax cuts so they can store their money elsewhere!

      Bottom line the coup is predominately GOP with some democrats and they want the middle class and democracy gone for corporate rule. That fake GW trip to the aircraft carrier stating “Mission Accomplished” was not about the war.

      But I know the economy was wonderful as GW left and that Surplus Clinton left was all there right?

      Thanks Obama it’s all your fault we need another Conservative like GW!

      So do you support taxing those who send jobs overseas and giving a tax break to those who create US jobs? Then ya might want to call your republicans in Congress and tell them to stop blocking any attempt to do so.

  6. Tina says:

    Obama has not only outsourced jobs, he’s used tax dollars to outsource jobs, he’s personally benefited from investments in companies that outsource jobs, and he’s overseen companies replacing American workers with imported workers for less pay and benefits.

    abc news:

    Senate Democrats lashed out at the Obama administration on Wednesday, saying its stimulus wind energy program creates jobs overseas instead of in the U.S., and they’re calling for the administration to put a stop to it.

    “Today, we are demanding the Obama administration suspend this program immediately,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

    The program has already spent $2 billion…79 percent of the program’s money has gone to foreign companies, money that Schumer said was “federal tax dollars, the stimulus, which was sold as jobs in America.”

    Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted employment overseas.

    Washington Examiner

    In his most recent financial disclosure from 2011, Obama and his wife reported having between $200,000 and $450,000 in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, which invests in the largest U.S. corporations. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as of Sept. 30, 2011, the fund’s biggest holding was 8,272,039 shares of Apple Inc., then valued at $3.2 billion. … (NYT quoted) …Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products were made in America. Today, few are. Almost all of the 70 million iPhones, 30 million iPads and 59 million other products Apple sold last year were manufactured overseas…. (back to WE) … The mutual fund that the Obamas have invested in also held 94,582,281 million shares of General Electric, valued at $1.4 billion, as of the SEC filing. The multinational conglomorate has a long history of outsourcing – according to a new book cited by the New York Times, in 1989, “G.E. became the first U.S. company to outsource software work to India.” Obama also has close ties to GE’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, who was appointed as chairman of his outside panel of economic advisers last year.

    In addition to Apple and GE, the Obamas’ fund listed 10,655,961 shares of International Business Machines, valued at $1.9 billion. As the Wall Street Journal reported in 2009, “The technology giant has been steadily building its work force in India and other locations while reducing the number of workers based in the U.S. Foreign workers accounted for 71% of Big Blue’s nearly 400,000 employees at the start of the year, up from about 65% in 2006.”


    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is under fire after firing many of its IT workers, only to replace them with foreign workers, Computerworld magazine reported.

    Citing interviews with staff members who had lost their jobs, Computerworld reported on the changes as a debate continues over expansion of H1-B Visas that allow more foreign workers inside the U.S. for certain science and technology fields.

    While Disney told the “well-paid and longtime” workers they cut that they could re-apply for new jobs within the company, few ever were rehired, the magazine said. Instead, Disney turned to contractors who staff those IT jobs with foreign labor, “mostly from India,” in a move that those laid off said was all about saving money, Computerworld said.

    It’s the policies stupid! When regulations and taxes make it hard for companies to compete this is the kind of thing companies do…even lefty companies and companies that support lefties.

    If you want it to work you have to understand what will make it work. Hint…it isn’t socialism or big government control.

    The people make it work. People, free to pursue the things they find interesting, unencumbered by overbearing regulations and taxes, make it work. It’s what built this country!

    Call your congressman and tell him to repeal Obamacare, end the new draconian EPA regulations, and make our business tax structure competitive in the world market. Ask them to give companies incentive to bring their investment dollars HOME!

    • Peggy says:

      Obama didn’t just set out to transform America he set out to destroy her and when he leaves she’ll be on life support with over a $20 trillion debt for future generations to pay for.

      Some believe he’s the Manchurian Candidate and present a convincing argument.

      “If Obama isn’t the Manchurian Candidate, he certainly plays the part well. Consider the evidence:

      Who trades five jihadist mass murderers for one deserter?

      Who releases 36,000 illegal alien felons into the population?

      Who slows deportations of illegal alien youth, thereby convincing tens of thousands more to cross our border illegally and create a massive crisis?

      Who advertises U.S. food stamps in Mexico for illegal aliens?

      Who proposes 442 new taxes in only six years?

      Who adds $7 trillion in new debt in only six years?

      Who strangles business with tens of thousands of new regulations and adds thousands of dollars to middle-class American’s energy bills?

      Who promises “your health premiums will go down, and if you like your insurance, you can keep it?”–knowing all the while that up to 80 percent of small business employees will lose their insurance, as will up to 60 percent of all employees, and that health insurance premiums will skyrocket?

      Who uses NSA to spy on the conversations of ordinary Americans?

      Who uses the IRS to attack political opponents, while turning a blind eye to illegal aliens getting billions of dollars in fraudulent tax credits?

      Who spends $300 million on mortgages for Palestinians while allowing vets to die on phantom waiting lists for a doctor?

      Who orders the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to sue American companies for demanding English as the language of the workplace?

      Who bans Christmas cards from veterans’ hospitals if the word “God” is included?

      Who bans the word “Christmas” from military bases?

      Who bans Christmas cards from veterans’ hospitals if the word “God” is included?

      Who bans the word “Christmas” from military bases?

      Who demands Miranda rights be extended to a mass-murdering Jihadist but allows a heroic U.S. Marine to be tortured in a Mexican prison?

      Obama may have been born in America, but his thinking and actions are un-American.

      Yes my fellow patriotic Americans, I’m sad to report we have a “Manchurian Candidate” president.”

  7. Tina says:

    Peggy the list is too short but the point well made.

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