Ted Cruz Very Popular Among Values Voter Summit Attendees

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U.S Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) leaves the Capitol after he spoke on the Senate floor for more than 21 hours September 25, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Sen. Cruz ended his marathon speech against the Obamacare at noon on Wednesday. WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) leaves the Capitol after he spoke on the Senate floor for more than 21 hours September 25, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Sen. Cruz ended his marathon speech against the Obamacare at noon on Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images2013 Getty Images

While only fourteen percent of Americans and zero percent of his freshman-year roommates view Ted Cruz favorably right now, the hardcore conservatives who showed up for this year's Value Voters Summit still want to elect him president in 2016. The Texas senator won the Family Research Council-sponsored conference's Saturday straw poll with 42 percent, beating out neurosurgeon and Fox News personality Dr. Ben Carson and Rick Santorum (who each got thirteen percent), as well as Rand Paul (six percent) and Marco Rubio (five percent.) We can't wait to see what Cruz's numbers look like after he manages to single-handedly overturn Obamacare.