Rasmussen: Ted Cruz Third Most Influential Person in World

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the third most influential person in the world behind Pope Francis and President Barack Obama, according to a new poll.

When asked who they thought was the most influential figure in the world, 23% of Americans said Pope Francis. Obama came in second with 21% and Cruz third with 11%. 

Rasmussen Reports conducted its survey between December 11-12, polling 1,000 adults in the United States. The results are below:

23% Pope Francis

21% Barack Obama

11% Ted Cruz

8% Edward Snowden

4% Vladimir Putin

3% John Boehner

3% Chris Christie

2% Miley Cyrus

2% Kate Middleton

1% Angela Merkel

1% Malala Yousafzai

1% Kathleen Sebelius

0% Bashar Assad

0% Kanye West

0% Lebron James

0% George Zimmerman

12% Some other person

9% Not sure

The poll has a margin of error of +/- three percentage points. 


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