Poll Context: Ted Cruz was once reviled by mainstream Republicans but has positioned himself as the reasonable alternative to Trump. This week however, the mask is beginning to slip.
Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, has been picking up endorsements and cash ever since he emerged as the man most likely to stop Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign.
But the party establishment may have to think again after a week in which Mr Cruz has been sucked into an unseemly row with Mr Trump over their wives, inflamed Muslim opinion with his response to the Brussels attacks and defended a foreign adviser best known as a conspiracy theorist who believes the biggest threat to America is an electro-magnetic pulse taking out the power grid. On Friday he was forced to deny a story in the National Enquirer that accused him of a string of extramarital affairs, denouncing the claims as “garbage”.
So what do you think? Do you trust Ted Cruz?