Last week, Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year,’ and at the time, Glenn argued Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) may have been a more worthy candidate. Well, a new Rasmussen poll shows Americans at least somewhat agree.
“Well, some of the best news I have heard in a long time,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “In fact, everybody in the car cheered when I said, ‘Hang on. Listen to this. The top three most influential leaders in the world: The Pope, the President, and Ted Cruz.”
Time magazine named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” last week, and nearly one-in-four Americans agrees with that pick.
Rasmussen Reports gave Americans a similar list of influential people worldwide, and 23% said Pope Francis was the most influential person in 2013. But the new national telephone survey finds that nearly as many (21%) felt President Obama was the most influential. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Eleven percent (11%) name Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who is one of the most prominent politicians aligned with the Tea Party movement. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen as the most influential by eight percent (8%).
“This is why they are going to destroy Ted Cruz. They have to,” Glenn said. “The Pope, the President and Ted Cruz? It's really amazing.”