Quinnipiac Iowa Poll – Donald Trump 25%, Ted Cruz 23%, Ben Carson 18%, Marco Rubio 13%….

In a sermon [2013] at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth“, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. (link)

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(Via Quinnipiac) Donald Trump gets 25 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants in a too-close-to- call race with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who is at 23 percent, double his support from four weeks ago, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Dr. Ben Carson has 18 percent, with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 13 percent.

This compares to the results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Carson at 28 percent, with 20 percent for Trump, Rubio at 13 percent and Cruz at 10 percent.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the poor showing for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who goes from 5 percent October 22 to 4 percent today.

Today, Sen. Rand Paul is at 5 percent, with Carly Fiorina at 3 percent. No other candidate tops 2 percent, with 2 percent undecided. (read more)

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87 Responses to Quinnipiac Iowa Poll – Donald Trump 25%, Ted Cruz 23%, Ben Carson 18%, Marco Rubio 13%….

  1. petszmom says:

    ANOTHER fake poll? trump is probably at 40%!

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  2. 240grJHP says:

    Ahh…Cruz is the new flavor of the week. Not buying it lamestream media. Also today a turkey poked a bear..film at eleven.

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  3. Just_me says:

    Cruz, the flavor of the week.

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    • Sentient says:

      Just look at his Twitter picture. The one with the tie on – not the one with the microphone attached to his head. https://twitter.com/tedcruz What a phony baloney.

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    • sammyhains says:

      No, incorrect.
      I have been warning Treepers for weeks now about the GOPe’s new Ted Cruz strategy.

      Understand — whatever the Roadmap may have been before, IT HAS CHANGED.
      This is not speculation. This is based on concrete knowledge. The Republican Establishment stopped pursuing the roadmap once it was rendered inoperable. They respond to changing facts on the ground just as we do. They are not locked into a 2 year old strategy that has failed, and to believe they are is suicide for us.

      Christie and Rubio are not the GOPe’s new splitters. Ted Cruz is.
      Rubio was never more than a trial balloon. Trump popped it when he labeled Rubio a “lightweight.”

      Remember, the one and only goal is to nominate Jeb Bush. You cannot nominate Jeb Bush by replacing him with Rubio. The GOPe has always needed to use splitters who could split the NON-JEB vote, not ones who would split the Jeb Bush vote.

      Ted Cruz has always been seen as a non-threat by the GOPe because of his Canadian birth. But once Jeb Bush passed the point of no return, they turned to the Torricelli contingent. Now they are actively pushing Ted Cruz, not in spite of — but because of — this disqualifying factor.

      Their only hope to stop Donald Trump is to drain his core support to Ted Cruz, then have Ted Cruz disqualified AFTER winning the nomination. And as the court allowed the Democrat Party to replace Robert Torricelli on the ballot in 2002, the Republican Party will ask for the same remedy.

      They will go to a Bush appointed GOP loyalist judge who WILL give them what they want. That is a foregone conclusion. Any argument that Cruz is eligible or a judge wouldn’t tamper with an election like that is INVALID. They can and will invalidate Cruz, and the Republican Party will be given free reign to pick his replacement. They will not have to choose the runner-up as some people have falsely claimed. They will be allowed to pick anyone they want who is Constitutionally eligible, just as the Democrats were allowed to in 2002.

      The ONLY way to stop the GOPe’s new Ted Cruz Disqualification strategy is to expose it. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

      And a final note about Ted Cruz — he KNOWS he is vulnerable to disqualification. And yet he is running anyways. Because his ego and ambition are the only things that guide him.

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      • IntoTheFray says:

        Sammyhains – After the GOPe failing to challenge Obama during the 8 yrs of his illegal presidency, I doubt this is how they would get rid of Ted Cruz. They would look even more like self serving buffoons than they already do. But than again…

        I personally don’t think the GOPe would have a problem with Ted Cruz being elected. They can use money to control him, which is all they really care about. The GOPe is in panic mode right now and it is “anyone but Trump”, so they will promote anyone they think has a chance against Trump.

        That the GOPe is trying so desperately to get rid of Trump should tell anyone all they need to know about the undercover motives and self serving plans of the GOPe. They have fallen to the allure of money and power. They are NOT there to serve the American people any longer and therefore need to be removed.

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      • sandraopines says:

        I am having a hard time believing Cruz is the fair haired one now. I will need more convincing. Reports I hear, he can’t get air time and frustrated. He hasn’t done anything to have “surged” other than a few minor things and Rush speaking of him nicely. Unless I am missing something, there is no logical reason for him to do a major surge. Correct me if I am wrong.

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        • sammyhains says:

          That’s just it. It’s nothing Cruz has done. It is what others around him have orchestrated.

          First the media took down Carson while simultaneously pumping up Cruz… followed by several high profile endorsements. Cruz did nothing but sit back on the receiving end of it. Which is actually the most conclusive proof that it is being orchestrated by the Establishment.

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      • ATGinCT says:

        That is some very interesting information. I had no idea the government mind rays had become so effective.

        I recently came across some new design tinfoil hats online that might be helpful and I’ll pass along the link to it as soon as I remember the password to my super secret squirrel stash where I keep all my anti brain wave washer wringer links.

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  4. sam says:

    Trump always score lower in Quinnipiac poll than any other polls, though Trump need to be careful as Reuter Tracking poll see Trump start dipping the last few days. Most likely from his recent statements regarding database and 9/11 and BLM protester.

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  5. 240grJHP says:

    Test post. anyone else having issues posting here today?

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  6. Martin says:

    Another bogus poll. Trump is way out ahead than just 2%.

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  7. Steve says:

    Here’s my take:
    Either Quinnipiac is a lousy polling org.
    OR
    Iowans are as fickle as my wife trying to figure out what she wants to wear when we go out.

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  8. Sharon says:

    This excerpt from the link that can be followed from Sundance’s intro paragraph:

    As Huch spoke, Rafael Cruz could be seen in the audience, standing next to Huch’s wife Tiz, hand upraised to receive and magnify Huch’s prophetic blessing. Huch continued,

    “I know that’s why God got Rafael’s son elected – Ted Cruz, the next Senator. But here’s the exciting thing – and that’s why I know it’s timely for him to teach this, and bring this anointing. The rabbinical teaching is, especially amongst gentiles, who God opens their eyes, that in a few weeks begins that year 2012, and that this will begin what we call the “End Time Transfer of Wealth.

    Read the whole thing. It mentions dominionist teachings (wrapped in Christian language) that have been around since the 1970s. C. Peter Wagner is quoted and referenced. DH and I were in SoCal when he began to have great influence from his position as prof at Fuller Seminary.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._Peter_Wagner

    It’s amazing what can be done when a sub-paragraph of something that is true is applied it in ways it was never intended to be used. There is nonsense and danger in taking things out of context and then creating entirely unheard-of-power-plays by which to influence “the Christian community”.

    A sizable % of Christians do not read with critical thought process and are pushovers for the newest theological distortion/power play on the block. Sometimes it’s embarrassing.

    There is a harvest coming ripe that has been cooking for decades. Many Christians (including many new or unthinking believers in Jesus, the Christ) are feeling somewhat frightened and uncertain and – not possessing an effective sifting capacity – they become the favorite part of someone’s platform and get politically grouped.

    They are suckers for God-talkers — in other words, no matter what goofy-speak comes out of the mouth of the God-talkers, as long as they say “in Jesus’ name” somewhere in the muttering, the sale is closed.

    Be warned: everyone who speaks the name of Jesus and quotes Scripture is not to be trusted, either short range or long range. What one of our Bible school professors said back in the early 1960s is still true – “I don’t care how high you fly as long as you walk straight when you come back down.”

    A whole bunch of those who are throwing Scriptural concepts around today are not walking straight in their acquisition and assertion of political influence.

    If you see yourself as having a Christian perspective and Christian convictions and are among the self-described born – again or believer or however you would say it, please take the time to read the linked article in Sundance’s intro paragraph.

    Please take seriously that MUCH of what has become part of religious/Christian doings across this land cannot and will not bear the weight of reality. Let’s not waste our time defending indefensible distortions.

    Just because Sarah Palin or C. Peter Wagner or the Pope himself has said it is not a guarantee that it will cash at the bank.

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    • sundance says:

      Sharon, I completely agree with everything you note here.

      In addition, expanding the political context, this information is IN THE HANDS OF Karl Rove and the original planners of the GOPe road map.

      This is the essence of their opposition research.

      It should be obvious to everyone who follows how electorate and public opinion is manipulated, what the MSM would/will do with a “proselytizing for the presidency” narrative…. Connecting Candidate Cruz, to Pastor Cruz, and to Glenn Beck and David Barton.

      We’ve been trying, repeatedly, to point out in broader terms how this would be played – and the media would be THRILLED to run with it 24/7.

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      • charliewalksonwater says:

        Trump has this info and is probably holding back because once this spreads out, its over from Cruz. Overly religious candidates fail because the left or center would never vote for them. Cruz would lose in the General election.

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      • Chip Bennett says:

        Question: does Ted Cruz himself believe this dominionist sacrilege? That he hasn’t outright refuted it, alone, is troubling.

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      • JoeS says:

        To Sharon and Sundance,

        Well! There is quite a conflict here. We have Glenn Beck, a Mormon, and Ted Ted Cruz’ father, a Christian, (identified as a dominionist in the link) suggesting that Ted Cruz is one who is going to inherit, I guess, the mantle of the “anointed one” who will cause some “transfer of wealth.” Who thinks that? And of course, there is a mention of David Barton in Ted Cruz’ corner.

        Sundance mentioned the “Seven Mountain Mandate.” I guess the thought is that some “Christian Leader” will be “anointed” as the one who will be selected by God to put all of this into motion. It follows that Ted Cruz (possibly Ben Carson?), according to some, is that person.

        Herein lies the problem that I have with this argument. One of the foremost speakers on the “Seven Mountain Mandate,” Lance Wallnau, has, in fact, endorsed Donald Trump. Furthermore, he feels that Donald Trump has an “anointing” (here is that word again) for leadership. Wallnau acknowledges that Trump is not a strong Christian and has “shortcomings” (my words) as a Christian. Further, Wallnau says that God does to NECESSARILY choose Christians as leaders and uses several examples from history or this. Wallnau was one of those pastors who visited with Trump in NYC and prayed over him, along with Jeffries, who has not formally endorsed Trump, but has said some great things about him.

        Here is a short explanation of the “Seven Mountains Mandate” that was previously selected by the author of the link that Sundance provided:

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        • Ricardo says:

          Cruz would certainly be considered “a” King, if not “the” King to transfer the wealth to the priests. It seems the whole idea comes from those verses in Revelation which describe Christians as “Kings and Priests” in the sight of God. Of course, the real meaning is that we are conquerors over the world (who will endure unto the end by God’s grace, not being consumed by sin, but elected and redeemed by Christ).and made Priests in the sense that we can walk into the holy of holies. Rafael and the Dominionists, on the other hand, come up with the idea that Christians are created in two different ways: either as Kings, or Priests, and from there they invent this bizarre notion that kings will be conquering the seven mountains of society in order to satisfy the material wants of the priestly class.

          These bozos also considered Romney anointed for this task, so they will make anybody a “king” provided they think they will win.

          The difference with Team Cruz is that they either believe this, or are willing to spread this trash to separate people from their money.

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      • ATGinCT says:

        Oh please, here we have Sharon and Sundance linking and using info from an anti Christian hate site to prove something about a good man, Ted Cruz. Please everyone go browse that site and read the bigotry dressed up in commentary, while there please note how often those bigots cross post to the daily Kos.

        I am losing all respect for this site, what was once a place for what I thought were canny insights to back stories on many of the big news stories of the day to a site determined to destroy any and all republican candidates but for Trump.

        I think the Donald is great but I cringe at the thought of a few hundred million dollars worth of tv depicting him as a woman hating, Mexican hating, Muslim hating, etc etc hating blowhard with a temper. You all know it and I know it, all day every day, trumps greatest hits over and over and Hillary wins in a landslide unless of course she’s in jail by then.

        But let’s destroy all the other republicans so if trump doesn’t get the nomination Hillary just uses this site for material, #winning the Charlie Sheen way.

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        • JoeS says:

          Do you think that the Hillary and the DNC is going to limit their labelling “woman hating, Mexican hating, Muslim hating, etc etc hating blowhard” to Donald Trump? Surely they will say this about ANY Republican candidate. The difference with Trump is that he does not play by the rules of political correctness and people of both parties know this and respect him for it.

          The difference between Trump and EVERY other candidate is that Trump FIGHTS back.

          Trump will win an electoral landslide against Hillary IF he gets the nomination.

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          • ATGinCT says:

            Joe, if Trumps the nominee I’m going to do everything in my power to see he’s elected but with Hillary and co using Trump against Trump can and will cause many millions of people of faith to have doubt and while many commenters here express all kinds of crazy stuff as fact, one real honest to God fact is that no republican will ever win without the Christian Right voting for them, period.

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        • ATGinCT says:

          From the site Sharron and Sundance are using for source material, the one with all the daily Kos cross posts, here’s a great read, forget all those Muslim terrorists cus the real terrorists are the Christians.

          http://www.talk2action.org/story/2015/7/8/115342/0849

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    • Notmeagain says:

      Discouraging. It’s as I said before, Caesar and G-d have to be kept separate, because when they mix, the money grubbers don’t get reformed, the righteous turn into money grubbers. And we have these godly people all over, fawning on the Cruzes and Carsons, saying “I can only vote for a person who gets down on his knees,” or “we have to have a godly person in office.” Here is yet another church using one Bible verse to justify how they can take over and get rich.
      This is a lot creepier than the SDA doctrines. In fact this is just like the Dems wanting to take over everything, but with religion added. Which means it is just like Islam.

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      • Sharon says:

        The confusion and the foggy desires/trust of the thoughtless makes my skin crawl. When Trump’s campaign and life history is spiritualized in odd and inappropriate ways – apparently to make the spiritualizer feel better – so they can presume he really is just like them or something.

        It’s icky. And it’s unnecessary.

        I wish Christians would take a lesson from the reports of what happened to king-in-waiting King David.

        The women went dancing before him when he returned from battle and sang,

        “Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands….”

        This public projection of their emotional attachment to David quickly turned into the basis for threats on his life.

        Read all about it in I Samuel chapter 21.

        David had plenty of problems that were the consequences of his own behaviors and choices.

        The fact that he lived on the run for a long time, having to pretend he was insane as a survival tactic, sleeping in the caves of Judea, etc. was partially due to this public outcry of praise elevating his PR above King Saul who was walking on divine banana peels by this time.

        I cringe when I read/hear individuals (and yes – usually women) lavishing identity praise on Mr. Trump, calling him the ‘anointed one’ etc. etc. etc.

        Not our business to name or describe in that way and may very well give his political enemies the footing to do him some real damage and make it look like his base is plumb goofy. If it does – he’ll be looking back to those who projected such spiritual praise and saying, “With friends like you……….”

        Think.

        There’s little wisdom in public hand-wringing over worries about his safety, either. I suspect someone has that covered. Serious, grounded concerns should be directed to his campaign, not published on private blogs. (My opinion)

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        • Notmeagain says:

          The way I look at it, if there is such a thing as a divinely anointed ruler forthcoming, he/she will come regardless of either opposition or desire for a hero. Because divinely appointed events are beyond our control, by definition. It’s an opportunity for self-examination and faith and that’s it.
          “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
          Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
          Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
          Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
          Omar Khayyam
          Yet I feel for people who are looking for hope and pinning their faith on false glimmers, for whatever reason they feel so needy.

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        • michellc says:

          I guess if we have a new Christian world where we know who the “anointed” ones are, I’m not a part of that new world. Because God has never personally told me he was anointing a man for political office.

          I’m probably overly cautious when it comes to not only the spiritual world but the physical world and when I start hearing talk of anointed, wealth transfer, kings, faith brings you wealth and health, God told me ___, ___ and ____ my antenna goes up.

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    • In the book of Daniel we read that the Prophet Daniel was offered the the kingdom of Babylon by Belshazzar but he refused, knowing that the kingdom belonged to Cyrus king of Persia. A man of God does not presume the God’s will when honors are presented to him. My faith is in the fullfilled word of God, not on future prophecy of the Kingdom. Christ is King already. Yes I believe in the Rapture and the coming of a Kingdom, but my faith in what Christ already did on the Cross. I don’t work to make Christ’s Kingdom by voting for certain candidates. If God wants to raise someone to lead this country it will be God’s will not mine. Caesar ruled in Rome but he still acted by God’s will to call a census that lead Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to fulfill Scripture. I don’t know why Obama is President, but Christ is still King.

      Also there are no new prophecies. God will not rise up anyone else to bring forth Christ’s Kingdom that isn’t already mentioned in the Bible. God raises up people from the Body of Christ to go there for and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that He has commanded us. We are not sent out to to prepare the way of his Kingdom. That was done by John the Baptist and Jesus during His ministry. There is nothing else to be done in preparation.

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    • IntoTheFray says:

      Sharon, AWESOME post!

      “Be warned: everyone who speaks the name of Jesus and quotes Scripture is not to be trusted, either short range or long range.”

      From the link provided buy bertdilbert below, The Roots of the Seven Mountains Mandate: “It was August, 1975. My family and I were up in a little cabin in Colorado. And the Lord had given me that day a list of things I had never thought about before.” WOW! Shades of Jim Jones, Waco and the Heavens Gate cults. I think someone got some bad drugs!

      The Cruz family is buying this cult drivel? Yea, just who I want for POTUS, someone who believes this nonsense. Next thing you know, we will all be commanded to drink the purple Kool-Aid.

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    • justfactsplz says:

      Very well said, Sharon. Christians should do some research into Carson and Cruz and their religious leanings before voting for someone just because they think they are Christians. That is a wrong reason to vote for someone anyway. In the case of what’s going on in that Texas church I would say test the spirits. Many are deceived by false teachings.

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    • michellc says:

      Something my Mother told me when I was a child stuck with me for the rest of my life, never take a man’s word for what the Bible says, always know God’s Word. Men will fail you, disappoint you, even lead you astray, God never will.

      I will never claim to know or understand every word, but God’s Word has shown me more than once over the years, whether intentionally or unintentionally, some Preachers words didn’t match God’s Word.

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      You are right indeed. Sadly many Christians have not invested the necessary time to study and understand the faith or Holy scripture for that matter. Discernment is probably the most valuable tools a Christian has and must use in every situation. Otherwise we run the risk of getting swayed by every wind and doctrine.

      How many Christians fell for Eichenwald’s distortions and misinformation about the transmission of scripture just about a year ago?

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  9. Sentient says:

    If Iowa goes for Cruz, it will prove that Iowa is meaningless. Cruz cannot and will not win the nomination, so Iowa would have picked 3 losers in a row – Huckabee, Santorum & Cruz.

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  10. feralcatsblog says:

    Cruz’s father is some weirdo.

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  11. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    “In a sermon [2013] at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth“, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers.”

    Guess I must be reading the wrong Bible then. I have not seen any of this in the Bible. The Bible teaches His kingdom is not of this world. So whatever this “Seven Mountain” mandate is, it ain’t biblical.

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    • H Hutto says:

      Maybe the “J R R Tolkien” bible. Does sound kind of weird to me. It is still TRUMP 2016 for me.
      PS Pray for the safety of Mr. trump as this gets closer to show time.

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      • Jett Black says:

        If there were a JRR Tolkien bible, it would be true to the real word of God, not this kind of parsel-tongue BS. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis corresponded and encouraged each other–I seem to recall that Tolkien was largely responsible for bringing Lewis out of atheism and into the the light of Christ’s love–a beautiful act for us all, if you’ve read Lewis’ works.

        Back to Cruz, this kind of pseudo-religious spew is one of the significant reasons I can’t support Cruz. I didn’t know his folks were even farther out there. The Jeremiah Wright connection did a little damage to <0, even with full prog party and MSM cover, but this kind of stuff will rain down on any Cruz national campaign like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Again, for this and several other reasons, Cruz has no chance. Might be a good guy, might even really believe in the Constitution, but he almost certainly can’t win.

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    • flawesttexas says:

      Wow…and I was more concerned with Mrs Cruz religion

      Not a theologian…but whenever wealth and Christianity is preached…it isn’t good

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  12. MVW says:

    Cruz voted for the Iran deal and TPP. He will never be able to unify Americans and bring jobs back. And his preacher sing-song manner of talking is, well, is calk board preachy. He is completely off my list.

    Show me one Cruz event with a large enthusiastic crowd. The only large crowd Cruz has had was for his announcement to run and those folks were there as a class requirement. I have little confidence in poll results.

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  13. Does Cruz grasp he’s being thrown against a massive Trump wall, just to make room for Rubio? Who is already the second act of Jeb.

    See, Cruz expected Trump to flame out after the Summer. Its Thanksgiving, I am doubtful Cruz’s ‘not making any waves strategy’ accounted for Trump’s staying power.

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  14. JRD says:

    “Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society,”

    THIS is creepy to the nth degree.

    Isn’t this why we have a separation of Church and state?

    I’m a Roman Catholic. I don’t care what the Pope has to say about illegal immigration or Gore-bull warming.

    No wonder why Cruz supporters behave like 0bamabots. Their politics is their religion just like the socialists.

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  15. ... says:

    600 likely voters. Crooked poll. +1000 to be a reliable one.

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  16. dizzymissl says:

    Club 4 Growth is a big Cruz donor and now we have this. I’ve not seen the ad and don’t care to see it.

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    • sandraopines says:

      This superpac stuff has really ruffled my feathers. I assume Trump will address this

      In my limited comprehension of these bloody super pacs, I see the CFG promotes Cruz, Rand, and Roobio. While those candidates waltz around with their halo’s drooping over their horns.

      The hair on the back of my neck stands up. If you have any ethics at all, make you SuperPac stop That type of attack ad. Which is blatantly WRONG.

      Oooooh I can’t wait for Trump to smack the living bejeezus out of these candidates and the finer details of their superpacs. I will make popcorn.

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  17. Daniel says:

    Right. And as soon as Cruz declines and it is revealed he’s not in the right positions we need without compromise of the absolutely necessary things we need dealt with, he will decline to be replaced by…? Who?

    The failure of the GOPe is they know they must promote broken candidates. They need broken candidates because they are candidates which can be controlled.

    This is a similar failure of the music and entertainment industry. I know I can’t be the only one to have noticed how the “quality” of entertainment and entertainers has dropped significantly and that all of the entertainment out there is unoriginal and so similar that no one can tell the difference from one artist to the next. Why did it get that way? Well, the best actors and bands and others have huge demand from the consumer public and that massive public demand makes these artists not just valuable, but POWERFUL. It’s the power they don’t like to give up and so they support and promote artists who are NOT powerful.

    Now apply that to politics and you will see what we have today! Powerless and unmotivated politicians. I liked Rand Paul but he was powerless. I love Ron Paul, but he’s powerless for different reasons. I liked Cruz, but he is “powerless in the end” even if he might appear to have “some power” now. (He grandstands fantastically, but he hasn’t drawn massive following within the Senate and THAT is the reason Cruz’s policies never really make it through. They might be good, but he can’t build a movement or a following.

    Trump is in demand. That makes him valuable. Trump is not controllable and that makes him powerful.

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  18. snaggletooths says:

    Iowa does not predict the whole race to be honest I expect Trump not to win there as he just is not ” religious” enough for some in Iowa, to the rest of the nation he is 100% what many want.
    Am not a cruz fan at all.

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  19. hocuspocus13 says:

    Christie washed up…he caved in on Syrian Refugees and is letting a family of 7 into NJ…thanks dirt bag just a few more to dance along Journal Square

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  20. Jmitchell says:

    As to the poll: ok, whatever…
    As a side note: never have I been a person to join a group of likeminded people of any kind. I always thought for myself and enjoyed being a lone individual, secure in Liberty! Now, however, I belong to the vast group of likeminded people who will vote for Trump! Why? Because in the future, I really, truly want to continue enjoying being a lone individual, secure in Liberty.

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  21. Daniel says:

    A vote for anyone but Trump is a vote in support for a “moderate revolution.” How does that term sound to you? Does a “moderate revolution” even sound like it can succeed any more than a “moderate muslim” can control or contain ISIS?

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  22. truthandjustice says:

    Yes, I had heard of all that. As all should know now, I’m for Trump only, but actually hadn’t thought of how they intend to use the oppo research on Cruz about this before. Good to point out. Now some brave soul go over to Right Scoop and break the news – although I think it would be a lost cause. Closed minds.
    Meanwhile – re that deal where former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Fergus Cullen challenged Trump’s primary ballot – in a complaint filed on Monday with the state’s Ballot Law Commission. It was dismissed in 5 min. and sorta made fun of him for bringing it up. YAY!

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/11/trumps-eligibility-questioned-panel-dismisses-complaint-in-five-minutes/

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  23. teajr says:

    All of the Cruz posts are breaking my heart.. Got any more dirt on him?

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    • michellc says:

      I for one don’t mind the posts about any of the candidates. The more informed I am, the more intelligent decision I can make and although I decided upon Trump, Cruz was my first choice before Trump and has been my second choice. I never knew about his father or this “crazy” talk surrounding the Cruz family.
      None of these men, including Trump are my heroes. All I care about is the best choice for our country.

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    • keebler AC says:

      Sep 22, 2015 – Ted Cruz: Excluding Muslims from Presidency is Unconstitutional

      http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/09/ted-cruz-excluding-muslims-from-presidency-is-unconstitutional/

      Ted Cruz is wrong on the Constitution’s meaning of Religious Freedom. As long as America is a Christian nation, there can be no Muslim American. Which is why Barack Obama keeps stating that America is a Muslim country and that he hides his Muslim faith because a Muslim cannot be President as long as the people and our laws Christian or something like that. Lawyers would understand, but apparently Cruz doesn’t.

      http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=7&article=4622

      Excerpt:

      WHAT THEY MEANT BY “RELIGOUS FREEDOM”

      The Founders’ idea of religious freedom was actually quite simple and sensible—in contrast with the self-contradictory and inconsistent view of today’s vacuous notions of tolerance and political correctness. The facts show that the mass of the Founders, with few exceptions, believed that the Christian worldview and Christian principles must be the foundation of the Republic (see, for example, the 15 proclamations issued by the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 in Miller, 2009).

      TWO CRITICAL EXCEPTIONS

      However, we must hasten to emphasize that the Founders placed two important qualifications on religious tolerance. First, religious toleration extended only so far as the religion in question did not engage in a practice that is deemed by Christian standards to be immoral.

      A second exception that clarifies the notion of religious freedom is seen in the Founders’ insistence that religious freedom did not extend to any action that would bring physical harm to self or other citizens. … That means that Islam’s fifteen hundred yearlong historical propensity for engaging in street violence, suicide bombing, and the execution of those who refuse to submit to Allah—actions that are endemic to Islam and the Quran (e.g., Surah 47:4)—are not to be tolerated as protected religious practice.

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      • keebler AC says:

        Correction, there can be no Muslim American President because a muslim follows the Qu’ran which is oppo of Christian view morals against pedophilia, physical aggression and harm, and outright mistreatment of others within their own culture and different religions. If you’re a muslim, born into one, it doesn’t matter, you choose to be a part of a “religion” that worships a book written by a grandiose pedophile who told you to behead gays, stone women and drunks, and murder those from other religions. I kid you not, Cruz is a brain-washed Ivy league and he’s never studied the Constitution except to parrot words, which he’ll change his mind on as fast as Carson, the other anointed one.

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  24. Notmeagain says:

    What I notice in people’s chatter is that they are for one candidate or another because they trust that person. And they are against another one because “I just don’t trust him,” usually no real reason given. So it’s very much a gut choice. Cruz is going to lose much trust of the not-religious types over this if it is understood. But it won’t hurt him with the religious voters who don’t see anything wrong with dictators, as long as they are dictating religion. Trump was wise to never discuss faith, he has a more cerebral task of convincing people to trust him to carry through his worldly plans without resorting to evil means. I think those who are convinced by reason may come along less readily but they will be firmer support.

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  25. Nessie509 says:

    Winning Iowa is vitally important to Trump. Just ask Presidents Huckabee. Gephart and Harkin. There were many losers never heard from of again: Clinton, HW Bush and Ronald Reagan. If Iowans could pick presidential winners, the ethanol subsidy would be one of the 10 commandments.

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    • Arkindole says:

      Indeed…

      Just research the fractured R/D counties, and prior performance in state and national elections.

      More wonderfulness about the voter base there…
      Other notes from Iowa:

      -83% of voters support background checks on all gun sales, to only 9% who oppose them. That includes support from 94% of Democrats, 85% of independents, and 72% of Republicans.

      [did you read that 72% republican part?] [anyone know what a 4473 is?]

      -69% of voters in the state support increasing the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, compared to only 14% who want to leave it where it is and 13% who’d prefer to eliminate the federal minimum wage altogether. Even among Republicans there’s 47% support for going up to $10 or more.

      -62% of voters in the state support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, to only 31% who are opposed. That includes 60/32 support from independents.

      Now, that’s what I call a conservative base.
      The “republicans” there seem to have a strange definition of “republican”.
      There’s more in the link on the sociopathgranny match-ups, and Cruz ain’t doin it, even with PPP.
      http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2015/11/general-election-matches-close-in-iowa.html

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  26. dizzymissl says:

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  27. ajbenius says:

    Quinnipiac is garbage- it started the narrative that Trump was losing in Iowa to Carson and also made a scam poll that covered up for Jeb’s weaknesses while saying that Christie would do better against Clinton than Trump would.

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  28. KBR says:

    How large are Cruz crowds, how many Cruz rallies have been held? In Iowa? I have an idea that a lot of the posters on right scoop right now are JEB fans/rinos. I saw several posts by different posters talking about “putting on big boy pants.” Cruz is an onion to be peeled with virtual support?
    Just saying

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