Cruz says Trump backers have ‘relatively low information,’ not very ‘engaged’

March 10, 2016

Ted Cruz said in an interview ahead of next week’s critical primaries that Donald Trump’s supporters have “relatively low information” and are “not that engaged” – an oblique dig at the very voters Cruz is aggressively courting.

The Texas senator, though, said in the interview with CBN News that he’s winning over these voters as they “inform themselves” and learn more about Trump’s record. Explaining his comments, he referred to Trump’s past remarks about the “poorly educated” supporting him.

“Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice,” Cruz told CBN. “Where we are beating him is when voters get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me.”

Cruz also said Trump is “taking advantage of his voters” – which is roughly the same charge the GOP front-runner leveled at his Republican detractors during a Fox News town hall Wednesday night.

  • Don Cronin

    Maybe I am a “low information voter ” I voted for Rubio for Senator and I voted for Romney and I voted for Bush and they were all a disappointment to me so now I think I going to increase my level of learning and vote for Trump

  • fischer

    Trump will have to deal with a Congress. Congress makes the laws and it is the Presidents job to carry out those laws.His arrogant attitude sounds like OB to me. Give me a man who Knows the Constitution and will carry out those laws. Who else but Ted Cruz.!

  • Smitch

    Call it what you want! The point is Real Americans are sick and tired of the Politicians NOT Listening to the voters!

    • Joan Davenport


    • Reasoned thinker

      Smitch — absolutely correct!!!!! I guess what Cruz is saying is that all the “Trump supporters” are simply “STUPID . . . DUMB” for not supporting him (i.e., Cruz), right??????????? Go Trump.

  • CharlieSeattle

    The e/GOP RINO’s are livid that GOP conservative patriarch, Senator Jeff Sessions (R- Alabama,) endorsed Trump for President instead of Cruz.

    Two other patriots, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio also endorsed Trump for President.

    The e/GOP RINO’s slink away and ignore that, rather than try to explain it.

    If the e/GOP even tried to insult Senator Jeff Sessions it would be likened to spitting on the cross to the voters.

    In addition, Trump has all the “RIGHT” enemies to make me a solid supporter.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Trump is mainstream and in line with the beliefs and goals of the people, the GOP base.

    The e/RINO’s promote the anti-American policies of the globalists.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Trump is the only one promoting policies that will help America citizens at the expense of the corporate oligarchy.

    Trump is the only one with major endorsements from 3 leading American Patriots. Senator Jeff Sessions, Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Sherriff Joe Arpio from Arizona’s Maricopa County.

    I could mention Sarah Palin, but I won’t. She is a pretty “Moronic Moth” flitting to the nearest bright light.

    I could mention Chris Christie, but I won’t. He is unelectable in all states with bridges and working class commuters.

  • I Seigel

    It’s pretty clear why Cruz is such a beloved and admired figure in the Senate. NOT!


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