Sen. Ted Cruz's move on Monday
to become the first declared candidate for president might have made a big splash, but isn't likely to see him into the White House, says political scientist and analyst Larry Sabato.
Appearing Monday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor,"
Sabato pronounced Cruz's chances of becoming the next president "Not very good at all."
Sabato, a professor of politics and director of the University of Virginia Center of Politics who founded the website and newsletter "Sabato's Crystal Ball," said that even conservative Republicans who agree with Cruz believe he would be likely to lose a general election candidacy to Hillary Clinton.
And others in the GOP see him as too far to the right.
People see Cruz as being as far to the right as Sen. Elizabeth Warren is to the left, Sabato said.
Cruz is conservative on almost all the social issues, and "that gets rid of a lot of young people right there," Sabato said. "A lot of women, a lot of minorities. … You need to be able to crack the Latino vote, and just being Hispanic is not going to be enough to crack Latinos."
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