Ted Cruz has some work to do if he plans to mount another presidential bid in 2020.
A new Gallup poll released Thursday shows the Texas senator’s favorability rating among Republicans has dropped significantly – from 59 percent to 43 percent ‑ since his speech at the Republican National Convention where he refused to endorse Donald Trump as the party’s nominee. More Republicans now have an unfavorable view of Cruz than a favorable one. Including Democrats, his favorable rating among all Americans is down to 29 percent from 36 percent in mid-July.
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Republicans’ view of Cruz fluctuated throughout his campaign with more Republicans having an unfavorable view of him in late April and early May right before he dropped out of the 2016 race. Heading into the convention, Cruz’s ratings went up with 59 percent of Republicans viewing him favorably and 31 percent viewing him unfavorably.
The Gallup poll of 1,032 adults was conducted August 3-7 via telephone interviews. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.