Ted Cruz Conducts Own Poll To Show Things Aren’t So Bad For GOP

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October 9, 2013 1:53 p.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told his Republican colleagues that the shutdown has improved the GOP’s position in a closed-door lunch on Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner

Cruz paid for a poll conducted by Chris Perkins, of Republican polling firm Wilson Perkins Allen. The poll found results similar to those run by national firms this week, which showed Republicans taking the majority of blame for the shutdown. Only 28 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, according to findings from Gallup released Wednesday.

However, Cruz argued that because the shutdown resulted from a disagreement over Obamacare, not spending in general, Republicans are in a better position now than they were in 1995, according to the Examiner. 

Cruz’s poll found that 46 percent blame the 2013 shutdown on Republicans, while 51 percent blamed the 1995 shutdown on Republicans, according to the Examiner.

The Wilson Perkins Allen poll was conducted last week and had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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