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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cruz: Flopping with Peers, Rising with Voters

Great HuffPo headline:  
Senate GOP Tries To Like Ted Cruz The Way You Have To Hug Your Sweaty Cousin

Sahil Kapur writes at Bloomberg:
Cruz is the only Republican candidate without any Senate endorsements. In interviews Tuesday with 18 senators, there was scant indication they're heeding Cruz’s call to unite behind his campaign. When asked why the Texan lacks Senate support, their answers ranged from awkward chuckles and long silences to no-comments and briskly walking into a senators-only elevator to evade the question.
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A new ABC/Washington Post national poll released Tuesday found Cruz in second place, 9 points behind Trump, although more Republicans (65 percent) said they'd be "satisfied" with Cruz than with any other candidate. A second poll out Tuesday, by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, found Cruz just three points behind Trump. Rubio came third place in the ABC poll and fourth place in the NBC poll.