Cruz Campaign Embarrassed After Fact Checking Site Exposes Lie About His Chances of Winning

Without a doubt, Sen. Ted Cruz is one of the biggest liars in all of politics. Not only is he one of the most dishonest people in Washington, but he’s also one of the sleaziest. This is someone who really doesn’t have a level to which he won’t stoop if he thinks it will benefit his political career. That’s why it’s not exactly surprising that almost no one who knows him can stand him – even most Republicans.



Well, to listen to him ramble over these last few weeks, you’d think he was just a handful of delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination for president. Here’s someone who’s down nearly 200 delegates who talks as if he’s the overwhelming frontrunner. The truth is, the only reason why he still matters in this election is because he’s the only remote threat to Donald Trump – the candidate Republicans really don’t want to win their party’s nomination.

As Lindsey Graham said a few weeks ago, choosing between the two is like picking whether you want to be shot or poisoned. By the looks of it, I guess Republicans have chosen “poison.”

That being said, Cruz’s biggest “selling point” recently has been that he’s the “stronger” candidate to beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in November. He’s basically saying that most polls show him favored to become our next president.

What’s his “proof” of all of this? Well, head-to-head polling, of course. Even though as I’ve been saying for months, head-to-head polls this far out from a general election are next to worthless.

Be that as it may, it doesn’t keep some politicians from constantly mentioning these polls as a “selling point” to their candidacy. So it should come as no surprise that Cruz has been saying that “poll after poll” shows him beating Hillary Clinton. It should also come as no surprise to anyone who knows what a scumbag Cruz is that he’s flat-out lying when he says “poll after poll” has him beating Clinton (the likely Democratic nominee) and becoming our next president.

In fact, according to Politifact, based on a grouping of polls done over the last month, Cruz only beats Clinton in one out of the nine – a Fox News poll.



So you have to wonder, where are these numerous polls Cruz is citing showing him ahead of Clinton? Well, in a “shocking turn of events” when Politfact reached out to Cruz’s campaign to clarify what polls he was citing, they never heard back from them.

Is this a huge deal? No, not really. After all, Cruz is a pathological liar and I’ve come to expect nothing better coming from him or his campaign. But it does reinforce my belief that Ted Cruz’s campaign is really quite pathetic. When you’ve reached a point where you’re lying about head-to-head polling to try to boost your campaign, while still being a distant second to a clown like Donald Trump, it’s a testament to just how sad Ted Cruz’s campaign truly is.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • CrankyOldProf

    The same pollsters, no doubt, who led Romney to expect that he was going to win in 2012. The GOP is so lost in its own echo chamber that when they pay people to tell them good news, they then believe that news when it is delivered to them.

    • Pingy

      Maybe, but I tend to believe Lyin’ Ted just made the whole thing up or else he’d produce the results of the so-called polls. If there’s anything good that came out of Trump it’s the nickname of Lyin’ Ted.

  • craig

    How can you post an article about politicians lying without including Hilary. She oozes falsities from her pores. William Safire called it right in the 90’s– “Congenital Liar”

    • Pingy

      Uh, I think you need to check Politifact’s website and compare the Truth-O-Meter. If anything, it makes Hillary look saintly by comparison.

    • AJMile

      Out of all the remaining candidates, Hillary is rated the most trustworthy by Politifact. And she’s been questioned at a higher rate than Sanders, whose campaign got caught cheating by stealing Clinton information.

      But yeah, what you said.

  • Pingy

    The only chance the GOP has to stay alive is the fact that most Republicans despise Cruz … and that includes a big swath of Trump supporters. Party leaders aren’t being too vocal about that hatred now, but just wait. Lyin’ Ted thinks giving false hope to voters that he can beat Hillary might win him the nomination, but all that will do is help them stop Trump from reaching 1237. After that, he’d better hold on to his britches because his lies will be exposed during the brokered convention.

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  • Pingy

    The only chance the GOP has to stay alive is the fact that most Republicans despise Cruz … and that includes a big swath of Trump supporters. Party leaders aren’t being too vocal about that hatred now, but just wait. Lyin’ Ted thinks giving false hope to voters that he can beat Hillary might win him the nomination, but all that will do is help them stop Trump from reaching 1237. After that, he’d better hold on to his britches because his lies will be exposed during the brokered convention.