A Frank Luntz focus group aired on FOX News' The Kelly File after the CNBC Republican presidential debate agreed: Sen. Ted Cruz hit it out of the park with his warning not to trust the media. Luntz said he's never tested a line that scored as well as Cruz's.
"Megyn, I've been doing this since 1996. This is a special moment. I've never tested in any primary debate a line that scored as well as this. It was all about what was wrong with the CNBC moderators and wrong with the media. The best line of the entire debate," Luntz said.
"The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media," Cruz at Wednesday's Republican debate. "Everyone home tonight knows that the moderators have no intention of voting in a Republican primary."
"This is exactly what the media wanted to do and it actually turned out well," one woman said.
Nearly the whole group had positive feelings for Rubio after the debate.
"It was the Newt response from the last election," a man said. "It hit right home."
"The last debate I wasn't impressed but I thought he did pretty well tonight," a woman said.
Another woman said she came in as a Carson supporter, but said Cruz is now "my man."