Ten percent of Floridians said they believe Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzTed CruzRight renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Dissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump UN leader willing to meet lawmakers amid push to cut funding MORE is the Zodiac Killer when asked in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Thursday.
The illogical conspiracy theory — Ted Cruz was a toddler in Canada during the infamous serial killer’s lengthy murder spree — has been around for several years, kept alive by tongue-in-cheek “proof” posted on various social media networks.
Interest in the impossible connection between Cruz and the Zodiac Killer has been so robust, in fact, that it is at the time of writing a top result when typing the words “Ted Cruz is” into the Google search engine.
On Wednesday, Public Policy Polling offered to hand the last question in its poll of Florida voters to so-called Weird Twitter, which had long sought to convince an established pollster to ask its participant their thoughts on the theory.
And the rest is alternate history.
Cruz garners a similar 10 percent from the left-leaning PPP's survey when Floridians are asked for whom they are voting in the GOP primary.
He trails primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump expanding Scottish golf course after vow of no new foreign deals: report Dems prepare to face off with Trump's pick to lead EPA John Lewis honors MLK: He was like a big brother MORE, who garners 45 percent support, and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Rubio19 companies that Trump has tweeted about Ex-Dem gov: I would have picked Giuliani over Tillerson Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power MORE (R-Fla.), who sits at 25 percent support in his home state, according to the poll.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich places fourth in the poll, with 8 percent support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 5 percent support.
The poll surveyed 464 likely Republican primary voters Feb. 24–25 and has a margin of error of 4.6 percent.