Donald Trump asks if it would be ‘rude’ to say Ted Cruz’s poll numbers are ‘really tanking’

by David Sherfinski  |  published on April 16, 2016

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump asked at a Friday rally in Plattsburgh, New York, whether it would be “rude” of him to say 2016 GOP rival Ted Cruz’s poll numbers are “really tanking” ahead of Tuesday’s primary in New York.

“Cruz is going really down, because people have been watching him and somehow there’s really nothing compelling there,” Mr. Trump said. “He’s the last hope to stop Trump — that’s all he’s got going.

“But his poll numbers — he was down like 12 points” he said. “A poll just came out as I walked up. I said, ‘would it be rude of me if I said that Ted Cruz’s poll numbers are really tanking? Would that be rude?’”

The latest Real Clear Politics average of polling on the state has Mr. Trump at about 53 percent support, Ohio Gov. John Kasich at about 22 percent, and Mr. Cruz at about 18 percent.

As he did at a GOP dinner in New York City Thursday, Mr. Trump also offered a forceful defense of “New York values” after Mr. Cruz had used the phrase to attack Mr. Trump ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

  • SDofAZ

    Maybe it is because his politician roots are showing. People with the exception of Lying Ted’s supporters are Fed Up with politicians. Amazing his supporters can not see the diff!

  • rowleya

    Cruz is only Candidate I’ll vote for Prez
    Time to secede from Fed Gov if Cruz is not on Ballot
    Cruz only candidate who will restore USA Constitutional Republic

    • Robert Early

      I’m in Texas where Cruz is my Senator. Even though he won the state’s primary, as expected, he has since been losing votes consistently because of his sleazy, underhanded actions. If he should be successful in stealing the Nomination, no way will he win the election. Nor will he ever be reelected to the Senate.

    • Robert

      CRUZ will never get the Nomination.

    • myrt

      good bye.

  • Phil Esposito

    Yeah, that “NYC values” comment really hurt him.

  • Seedman

    I heard that the negative marks for soon to be seventy year old loose cannon Donald “boom boom” Trump are far higher. Trump predicted a surprise in Wisconsin. It was good to hear that the honorable, competent, constitutional minded Senator Ted Cruz is likely to earn more delegates in the great state of Wyoming today.

    • SDofAZ

      Wrong Seedman, he is whooping Lying Ted in those polls. But who believes polls? Especially when Lying Ted just steals delegates, right?

    • Robert Early

      He didn’t earn anything. It was giving to him by the RINO heard.

    • Robert

      Still won’t be enough.

  • canislupus

    We are asked to choose between two extremes. Hillary Clinton is an all but convicted felon and Donald Trump is positively a horse’s ass. It doesn’t matter how accomplished he is as an entrepreneur.

    • Robert


      • Lemmont Washington

        At last, anothe sane person. Trump is Hillary, Obama, and Donald all rolled into one. That is why he ‘panders’ to the low education morons.

    • Robert

      What have you ever accomplished?

  • stan lee

    Trump doesn’t need to ask about rudeness, the rudeness trait is part of his standard equipment. He’d never have asked about it in NYC or its suburbs. Plattsburg is closer to the Canadian border where politeness and decency are practiced.

    • Robert

      Cruz should feel right at home sense he is or was Canadian.

      • stan lee

        Canadians speak, write, and spell English words correctly.
        They are capable of adult expression. And you?
        It’s doubtful.

    • Devasahayam

      Politeness and decency are part of Western Canuck (Prairie Provinces and BC) makeup, but certainly not found in any abundance in mor0ntario nor Que#rbec (Province which produced the single-worst murderer ever to date, Gaetan Dugas aka “Patient Zero”) — from an erstwhile naturalised Canuck (renounced 2008/05/15).

      • stan lee

        In what we can identify as “modernity,” there were three very significant murderers, Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, and Mao Tse Tung. The one you identify was not the standard of Canadian behavior. Obviously he was an evil person, but when I think of Canadians, he doesn’t come to mind. Canadians are good people as far as I’m concerned. Only of late, since Trump has been demonizing one man competing with him, in order to appeal to the most primitive of his own devotees, has there been such ignorant comments about Canadians. Bad-mouthing Canadians is no proof of one’s offering of his proof that he (the bad-mouther) is an American patriot and righteous person. The present U.S. political campaign seems to have unearthed moronic followers of the rudest, vulgar, candidate.

        • Devasahayam

          Dugas deliberately afflicted his four “partners” — he and they were the first ones diagnosed with “GRID” (later renamed AIDS). Every single death so far from AIDS can be tied to Dugas.

          BTW, the pic I painted of Western vs Eastern (haven’t been in Maritimes, so I didn’t include those four Provinces in the comparison) is true — from actual observation!

      • Ian Tyson

        Hear, hear!

  • gf

    Ted, keep up the good work.

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