New poll: Ted Cruz poised to sweep Utah delegates, leading with 53%

Ted Cruz meets the voters at a campaign stop
Ted Cruz meets the voters at a campaign stop

The Salt Lake City Tribune reports:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has zoomed to a commanding lead in Utah’s GOP caucuses, according to a new poll released Saturday. It also gave a glimpse into how frustrated the state’s Republicans are with Donald Trump’s candidacy.

The Y2 Analytics survey shows Cruz with 53 percent support among likely Republican caucus-goes and if that matches Tuesday’s caucus vote, he’d win all of the state’s 40 GOP delegates.

Coming in second is Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 29 percent, while Trump, the national front-runner, was a distant third at 11 percent.

The Y2 Analytics poll was conducted from Thursday to Saturday and included 500 respondents, capturing some of the reaction from public events held by all three of the Republican candidates. Cruz held three public events in Utah on Saturday with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, commentator Glenn Beck and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Kasich and Trump held events on Friday.

[…]This is the first poll released in the state in over a month, and the only one since the field narrowed to just three candidates.

It showed that Cruz performed even better among “very likely” caucus attendees, coming in at 57 percent.

Scott Riding with Y2 Analytics said it appears that a bulk of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s supporters went to Cruz after he dropped out earlier this week.

“It is fascinating to see how close Cruz is to wrapping it up,” he said. “It is also surprising how discouraged Republicans are with the direction of the national party.”

Time to review Cruz’s achievements to see why he’s the best candidate still running.

Ted Cruz’s record of conservative achievements

Ted Cruz is also the most qualified candidate running.

Young Conservatives explains his achievements:

  • Graduated valedictorian in 1988 from Second Baptist High School
  • Graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1992
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995
  • 1992 U.S. National Debate Champion representing Princeton
  • 1995 World Debating Championship semi-finalist representing Harvard
  • Served a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, making him the first Hispanic ever to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States
  • Served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008, making him the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the entire country and the longest tenure in Texas history
  • Partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice
  • Authored over 80 SCOTUS briefs and presented over 40 oral arguments before The Court
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation

Smart guy.

Here are the specifically conservative achievements:

  • In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz assembled a coalition of 31 states in defense of the principle that the 2nd Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms
  • Presented oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Defended the Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds,
  • Defended the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools
  • Defended the State of Texas against an attempt by the International Court of Justice to re-open the criminal convictions of 51 murderers on death row throughout the United States

He’s 5 for 9 arguing cases before the Supreme Court. Cruz knows how to convince liberal scholars to come over to his side. That’s what he enjoys – persuading people who disagree with him.

Here’s some of the legislation he introduced:

  • ObamaCare Repeal Act
  • Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
  • Defund Obamacare Act of 2013
  • A bill to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to permit States to require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in elections for Federal office
  • State Marriage Defense Act of 2014
  • A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the intentional discrimination of a person or organization by an employee of the Internal Revenue Service
  • A bill to prohibit the Department of the Treasury from assigning tax statuses to organizations based on their political beliefs and activities
  • American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014
  • A bill to deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United States and poses a threat to United States national security interests
  • SuperPAC Elimination Act of 2014
  • Free All Speech Act of 2014
  • A bill to prevent the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawfully created by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012
  • Sanction Iran, Safeguard America Act of 2014

And he has gotten more legislation passed than Marco Rubio in the Senate:

Laws enacted per year in Congress

Laws enacted per year in Congress

He has done something to address so many of the things I’ve been writing about on this blog – voter fraud, IRS discriminating against conservatives, etc. I am a Cruz supporter because I like Cruz, not because I oppose Trump and Rubio.

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2 thoughts on “New poll: Ted Cruz poised to sweep Utah delegates, leading with 53%”

  1. I’ll be glad to see Kasich gone but there is pretty much a 100% chance I will not vote for Cruz. Not only is there a real big chance he is not natural born by law, simply I don’t want an apocalyptic evangelical prepper in the President’s chair.

    I also don’t want someone whose entire career path is perpetration for politics. He has a very impressive record but so do a lot of other people and these Ivy League elite especially lawyers (as vs say a business school) are the people causing the problems. They upper class hive mind is the issue and while Trump is rich, he at least tells the rest of us working and middle that we matter. Cruz, not so much.

    Now I’m Christian and Cruz’s faith is a plus but I’d strongly prefer a more world rooted person there and if someone is faithful someone who doesn’t consciously or subconsciously think the end times are here.

    Also Cruz won’t even address illegal immigration in scope, he seems to have a conflict of interest being an immigrant himself and part of the upper class equalist hive mind

    Simply unless immigration is stopped, many people are sent home or at least prevented from entry and a wall is built, the US is over. Stick a fork in it.

    It becomes a province of Mexico or Brazil 2.0 . From experience here I live in California. Best case scenario you get and its a lousy, poorly run socialist state with African level in inequality and outright ethnic cleansing.

    In not that may years, we get Yugoslavia.

    Any candidate who leads closer to America circa the 80’s demography is the way to go.

    Trump might do nothing but he is the only one addressing it and being an American not a foreigner means less of a conflict of interest . His policy, limited good immigration is the same as mine and until I hear Cruz making the same claims and can believe him, no dice.

    And yes if somehow the GOPe steals it for Cruz, So be it. We the people who want a change are not going to be played. We won’t vote GOP just to prevent the Democrats from winning since the policy doesn’t change even when Republican have the House and Senate e do. As the who sang “Won’t get fooled again”

    If this means Hillary and a Democrat Congress, so be it. They are honest foes not dishonest allies and if they push it to BOOM! well so be it. I hope I’m well and far away when it happens,..

    Now Trump may betray us, probably will but so be it. A vote for him is a vote against the status quo and if he fails, another good reason to repudiate political solutions.

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