Latest CNN/ORC poll shows Cruz in second

The latest CNN/ORC presidential poll, released Friday, shows Ted Cruz surging 12 points to take the number 2 position. While Trump continues to lead, Cruz's move represents a significant shift.

"These are really interesting and very, very good. These will actually give you a rumbly in your tumbly," joked a lighthearted Glenn during The Glenn Beck Program.

The national poll shows the top four candidates among registered Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents as Trump, Cruz, Carson and Rubio. The other candidates all polled below five percent.

Registered Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents

36% Donald Trump (up 9 points)

16% Ted Cruz (up 12 points)

14% Ben Carson (down 8 points)

12% Marco Rubio (up 4 points)

The poll reveals a sharp divide among Republicans by education:

Republican with College Degrees

22% Ted Cruz

19% Ben Carson

19% Marco Rubio

18% Donald Trump

Republicans without College Degrees

46% Donald Trump

12% Ted Cruz

11% Ben Carson

8% Marco Rubio

Another significant move is Carson going down in the polls, leaving people to wonder if he's reached his peak.

"I think what happened with Ben Carson was he laid back at those debates and didn't look forceful," Glenn said. "And then Paris happened. And when Paris happened, you're like, 'You know what, the world is changing. And this is only going to get more intense as we get closer to the election. We're going to need somebody very, very dynamic and somebody very, very clear and somebody that speaks as if they have the knowledge and experience needed and required.'"

Who else in the Republican field has the authoritative and decisive nature to take care of ISIS?

"I think Chris Christie and Ted Cruz [can]," Glenn suggested. "They're the ones that can wield the heavy stick on prosecution of ISIS, prosecution of a war. Is there anybody else? I think Marco Rubio. He just feels too young."

At the state level, Cruz also grabbed the number 2 spot in the latest New Hampshire poll for the first time. If he wins New Hampshire and Iowa then South Carolina should follow, putting him in prime position to win the nomination.

"He shouldn't be top three in New Hampshire," remarked Glenn on the significance of Cruz's move up. "I think it's going to be Cruz when it comes down to it. When you go in and you have to vote and you're looking at today's world, who do you think has the gravitas to really pull this off? Who is serious enough to be president of the United States in an Abraham Lincoln-style time?"

In Glenn's opinion, Ted Cruz not only has an excellent chance to win the nomination, but to be the president of the United States.

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Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on November 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The summit brought Republican presidential candidates in front of the Republican voters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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