Cruz scoffs at NBC/WSJ poll: ‘That’s not reflective of where this country is’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday sought to cast doubt on the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal that reflected widespread public blame toward the GOP for the government shutdown and Cruz’s own popularity suffering.

After delivering a hard-charging defense this morning of a strategy linking funding the government to defunding Obamacare — a strategy spearheaded by Cruz, which many critics argue contributed to the ongoing shutdown — Cruz quibbled with the methodology of the poll. [cont.]

Kasie Hunt, Andrew Rafferty & Michael O’Brien, NBC News