Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWith religious liberty memo, Trump made America free to be faithful again Interstate compacts aren't the right way to fix occupational licensing laws Texas Dem: ‘I don’t know what to believe’ about what Trump wants for wall MORE says rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE's supporters are less informed than his own.

“Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry, and they see him as an angry voice," Cruz told The Brody File on Wednesday.

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"Where we are beating him is when voters get more engaged and they get more informed.”

Cruz also called Trump out for saying earlier this month that he loved the "poorly educated" while touting his appeal among a wide variety of voters.

The Texas senator said he understands people vote for Trump because they are angry with the "corruption of Washington." 

"If you’re angry at the corruption of Washington, you don’t solve it by supporting someone who has been enmeshed in the Washington corruption for 40 years,” he said.

When voters are more informed, Cruz continued, they learn about Trump's record and conclude that Cruz is the only candidate in a position to "stand up to Washington."

"He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me," he said.