A South Carolina focus group of undecided GOP voters were taken aback when asked to watch a long string of bombastic billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump’s vulgarities on the campaign trail and revealed overwhelmingly the candidate that they hope wins the South Carolina primary on February 20.
The focus group, put together by Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin, clearly no fan of Cruz’s as evidenced by a May 2015 interview in which he badgered Cruz over his Hispanic heritage, indicated that voters in the Palmetto State find the constitutional conservative very likable, despite his unfavorability among the cronyist political ruling class — the establishment — in both parties.
Amazingly, all but two in the group said that if the race came down between Trump and Cruz, they would pick Ted Cruz . One man said Trump, while the another person said that she was still undecided.
As you can see in the video below, when the focus group participants were asked to describe Ted Cruz in one word, the answers were precisely the opposite of the narrative spun by the media and opposing politicians.
“Trustworthy,” “believable,” “steadfast,” and “likeable” were just a few of the answers.
“I like that he knows the Constitution inside and out,” responded one lady.
“When he stands for something, he’s like a pitbull,” another woman interjected.
The South Carolinians told Mark Halperin that they had received positive information about Ted Cruz from friends at church and from Glenn Beck, who has endorsed the Texas senator.
Perhaps more telling was when Halperin played successive clips of Trump’s unhinged antics on the campaign trail as the reaction of the group is possibly indicative of trouble brewing for the overly brash billionaire in the Bible belt.
While the group had some positive things to say about Trump, his vulgarity on the campaign trail went over like a fart in church.
Moreover, no one in the group seemed to believe Trump’s proclamations of being a devout Christian.
“I think he’s relatively honest, but I don’t believe him — really what he says about his religion,” one lady said about Trump.
Almost all predicted that Trump would win the South Carolina even though they all liked Cruz very much.
Every single person, despite Trump’s arguments to the contrary, agreed that Trump is not a religious person. Almost all were troubled by it, believing his antics were below that of a presidential candidate or a potential next President of the United States.