Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails The Memo: Like the dress or not, Ocasio-Cortez is driving the conversation again Ocasio-Cortez defends attendance of Met Gala amid GOP uproar MORE’s selection of Carly Fiorina as his running mate has hardly registered with voters, according to a new poll.
Sixty percent have no opinion on Fiorina’s addition to Cruz’s ticket or think it has “no impact” in a Morning Consult survey released early Tuesday.
Twenty-two percent say they are “less likely” to vote for Cruz because of the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.
Only 18 percent, meanwhile, say Fiorina makes them “more likely” to cast ballots for the Texas senator.
Pollsters also found that Fiorina is either disliked or unknown to many registered voters nationwide.
Thirty-six percent have never heard of the former GOP presidential candidate or have no opinion of her.
Thirty-nine percent view her unfavorably, meanwhile, versus 25 percent who see her favorably instead.
Morning Consult surveyed 3,940 registered voters from April 29 to May 2. The new poll has a 2 percentage point margin of error.
Cruz named Fiorina as his running mate during a rally in Indianapolis last week, the first time since 1976 a Republican has made such an announcement before their party’s convention.
GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE said that Cruz’s gambit was aimed at getting more attention for his White House run.
“Well, I think it’s a waste of time, honestly,” the billionaire said during a Fox News town hall. "I just think it’s so early in the process — first you have to get the nomination.”
Trump leads Cruz by nearly 11 points in Indiana ahead of Tuesday’s GOP presidential primary there, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. The real estate mogul has a wider edge nationwide, however, leading Cruz by just under 16 percent.