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Why Did Cruz Lose Altitude?

It was a cruel April for Ted Cruz. His slide in favorability in Gallup numbers among Republicans nationally is very notable: 



What happened? The likeliest culprits are losing big in the Northeast, which appears to have really kicked in a bandwagon effect for Trump, and the debate over the “rigged” system, which put Cruz in the awkward position of  defending the party’s rules when his brand is the insurgent who defies the rules.


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