According to a Public Policy Poll question, nearly 40 percent of Floridians think that it's possible that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the infamous Zodiac Killer who terrorized Northern California in the late '60s and early '70s. Cruz was born in 1970 in Calgary.
The "Zodiac Ted" joke started on Twitter in 2013, and for some unknown reason, the joke has now reached critical mass and was even a trending question during one of the debates:
GREAT DEBATE BUT MODERATORS REALLY SHOULD'VE SPENT MORE TIME ON THE ACCUSATIONS THAT TED CRUZ IS THE ZODIAC KILLER— PITT BSKTBL SHEUTING (@N_THEYSTAYTHERE) February 14, 2016
Roses are red— Brandon (@UNTRESOR) February 14, 2016
Violets are blue
Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer
"Im the infamous zodiac killer", Cruz confessed. "Just try & arrest me. I'll be back on the streets by suppertime" pic.twitter.com/6SZCZTgG5m— lindsey (@Lindzeta) January 20, 2016
While this is clearly a joke, it's still wildly inappropriate to include this kind of question in a poll. (PPP is the same firm that polled about bombing Agrabah, the setting of Disney's Aladdin.) The Zodiac Killer actually existed he killed at least five people, and the killings remain unsolved. To suggest that it's a presidential candidate who wasn't born yet during the majority of the killings is completely unacceptable.