Thirty-eight percent of Florida voters actually think Ted Cruz might be the Zodiac Killer, a so-far unidentified serial killer who came to notoriety for a series of slayings in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
According to Public Policy Polling, 10 percent of voters in Florida say Cruz is the killer, whereas another 28 percent are not sure whether he is.
However, 62 percent of people realize that the 45-year-old Texas senator would have been a toddler if he indeed were the Zodiac Killer.
Talk of Ted Cruz being the Zodiac Killer began in 2013. The Daily Dot traced back the origins of the meme to a tweet mentioning that one of Cruz’s speeches in that year began with, “This is the Zodiac Speaking.”
Memes of side-by-side photos of Cruz and the Zodiac Killer have surfaced on social media as well. Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning polling firm that is known to add amusing questions to the end of its polls, was asked to include the question by various Twitter users.
Last year, Public Policy Polling famously included a poll question about whether Republicans supported the bombing of fictional kingdom Agrabah from Disney’s animated movie “Aladdin.”