Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul top the biggest Tea Party presidential poll yet, while moderates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are dumped at the bottom, undermining their hopes of being 2016 crossover candidates.
The online poll of 62,000 grassroots activists provided exclusively to Secrets finds that conservatives and Tea Party organizers stand fully behind the heroes of their movement, including outspoken surgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Sure, and from the viewpoint of the Ruling Party – both branches – this is all the more reason to make damned sure those barbarian savages of the Tea Party are harassed, isolated, and rendered politically ineffective.
One problem – that’s not going to work this time around.
Final note: Look where Marco “Dead to Me” Rubio is on the list, which is well down from previous surveys. Still, I’m frankly surprised he’s not lower, but maybe the fact that his scamnesty push failed is inclining the base to forgive him that one lapse.
Still don’t trust him one bit, though.