Taegan Goddard

Ted Cruz is the Republican Party

Although many pundits describe Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as on the fringes of the Republican Party, a new Democracy Corps poll finds he's actually right in the ideological middle.

Tea Party and evangelical segments of the party make up over half of all Republicans, and these groups think very highly of Cruz. He scores an 81.8 positive rating among Tea Partiers and a 75.9 rating among Evangelicals.

Among moderate Republicans, who make up just a quarter of the GOP, Cruz scores a 51.0 rating.

Among voters nationwide, Cruz gets just a 39.7 favorable rating.

Cruz may be on the fringes of the national electorate when you include Democrats and independents in the calculation, but there's nothing fringe about him when it comes to registered Republican voters nationwide. He is the GOP base.

Recommended

Biden is repeating Bush and Obama's immigration mistake
President Biden.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

Biden is repeating Bush and Obama's immigration mistake

Is the 'big lie' becoming Republicans' midterm blueprint?
Stop the Steal sign.
'it's spreading'

Is the 'big lie' becoming Republicans' midterm blueprint?

Zuckerberg denies quid pro quo with Trump
Mark Zuckerberg
'an understanding'

Zuckerberg denies quid pro quo with Trump

Don't try to predict Manchin's reconciliation vote, says former adviser
Joe Manchin.
an enigma

Don't try to predict Manchin's reconciliation vote, says former adviser

Most Popular

Did Theranos Lose Afghanistan?
Elizabeth Holmes and James Mattis.
Samuel Goldman

Did Theranos Lose Afghanistan?

How Newsom ran away with the recall
Gavin Newsom.
Picture of David FarisDavid Faris

How Newsom ran away with the recall

FDA panel rejects Pfizer boosters for people 16 and older
Pfizer vaccine
no can do

FDA panel rejects Pfizer boosters for people 16 and older