Poll Context: Ted Cruz is once again in hot water over alleged ‘dirty tricks’ and cheating. Marco Rubio’s campaign accused Ted Cruz’s camp after Cruz supporters in Hawaii blasted out an email suggesting the Florida senator was about to drop out of the race. The email, sent by “Ted Cruz Hawaii,” cites a disputed CNN report claiming some Rubio advisers have told him to drop out of the 2016 race before Florida’s primary next week, fearing he could be humiliated by a defeat in his home state.
“Privately, the campaign is having a debate about whether he should remain in the mix — even for his home state of Florida’s primary,” the email said, going on to quote the report.
The email then quoted supposed Hawaii caucus-goers — who were not named — saying they don’t want to “waste” their votes on a “likely dropout.” Cruz was widely criticized for doing the same to Ben Carson. Does this bode ill for Cruz’s political ethics. If he condones his staff cheating now, how will that affect his future dealings should he win the nomination?