Pollster asks Floridians if Cruz is the Zodiac Killer
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Ten percent of Floridians said they believe Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBeto O'Rourke will not share million he raised with other Dem Senate candidates Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Donald Trump Jr. blasts Beto O’Rourke: ‘Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic’ MORE is the Zodiac Killer when asked in a Public Policy Polling survey released on Thursday.

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An additional 28 percent responded they were unsure, while 62 percent confidently asserted the Texas senator is not the unidentified northern California serial killer who sent taunting encrypted letters to the press in the 1960s and '70s.

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 John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE, who garners 45 percent support, and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDating app for Trump supporters leaked its users data on launch day: report Overnight Defense: Trump says 'rogue killers' could be behind missing journalist | Sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | Saudis may claim Khashoggi killed by accident | Ex-VA chief talks White House 'chaos' | Most F-35s cleared for flight Democrats torch Trump for floating 'rogue killers' to blame for missing journalist 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.