Cruz Refused to Back Trump - Now He Pays Big Time! Mike Vance August 19, 2016 News Not too long ago Donald Trump invited Ted Cruz to speak at the Republican National Convention. He was looking to unify the party. Cruz refused to back Trump. Well, now he is paying for it, big time! If you remember, Cruz invited the Republican party to "vote with their conscience." He was clearly playing to the #NeverTrump crowd. He was promptly booed off the stage. Cruz Refused to Back Trump - Now He Pays Big Time! Cruz booed at RNC for telling GOP, "Vote for your conscience," refusing to endorse Trumphttps://t.co/4ksx04H4Dc — NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) July 21, 2016 It looks like this move could cost Cruz his Senate seat! Cruz trails Rick Perry, a Trump supporter, by 9 points. Per the Texas Tribune: A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get 46 percent of the vote and Cruz 37 percent, with 18 percent saying they are not sure whom they would support. Perry is the only challenger that PPP tested who would defeat Cruz. The poll indicates he would trounce two other Republicans talked about as potential opponents, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick by 22 points and U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul by 32 points. He would also beat two Democrats, U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro and former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, both by 12 points. In general, the poll shows Texas Republicans want Cruz to be their candidate for Senate again in 2018 — but not overwhelmingly. Fifty percent said they would like Cruz to be the nominee, while 43 percent said would like someone else to carry the banner. Wow! Now check out this video. The tides have really turned for Cruz. Donald Trump may have ended his career! Is Rick Perry still very popular or has Ted Cruz just burned all bridges? Let us know on Facebook!