Kellyanne Conway: Cruz, Trump ‘Anti-establishment Tag Team’

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 14: Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump speak to the moderators during a commercial break in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South …
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Pollster and President of the Sen. Ted Cruz-aligned Super PAC “Keep the Promise,” Kellyanne Conway spoke with Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon today about the pending New Hampshire voting and the Republican primary going forward.

“I think, frankly, without Trump you don’t have Cruz, without Cruz you wouldn’t have Trump,” said Conway. “They are the anti-establishment tag team,” she added.

Conway pointed out how even socially conservative establishment candidates like Marco Rubio can’t get significant traction with social conservatives due to their softness on illegal immigration.  “The amnesty yoke is around his neck,” said Conway, speaking of Rubio.

Conway made the case that Senator Ted Cruz is running a fifty-state campaign, and while many Conservatives who do well in Iowa, often skip New Hampshire and move on to South Carolina, instead. “What’s happening with Ted Cruz is, he is very different from candidates who have won the Iowa focusing on Evangelicals, Tea Party or very conservative voters. He won a broad-based coalition last week. He beat Rubio by two points among 17 to 29 year olds.”

He and Trump almost tied on immigration,” she added. “He lost to Trump on the issue of who can handle the economy better coming out of Iowa but Cruz won on National Security / terrorism and government spending – two very different issues.”

Conway felt that messaging would work very well in New Hampshire. She included Cruz’s standing against crony capitalism in Iowa by taking on Ethanol would also resonate with New Hampshire voters.

“Normally these candidates who win Iowa on the Republican side have to suffer through New Hampshire counting the days until South Carolina,” said Conway. “Ted’s up there. He’s campaigning. His campaign told Bloomberg within the last hour that they’re going to drop more money into New Hampshire. At the Super PAC we actually have money in New Hampshire. We’re on radio and digital there and maybe dropping another TV ad tomorrow. And looking at South Carolina and Nevada.”

Added Conway, “I just hope if Cruz comes in third in New Hampshire, I hope the story is Cruz won, just like it was for Rubio in Iowa.” Her point being, the rationale that NH isn’t; tailor made for Cruz is similar to logic employed to give Rubio a perceived boost out of Iowa.

The entire Breitbart News Daily interview with pollster KellyAnne Conway can be heard below.