Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has made headlines for his slash-and-burn style of politicking ever since he was elected in November. He's drawn criticism from prominent voices, like the Wall Street Journal editorial board, Charles Krauthammer (who called Cruz "nuts") and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough (who called him "completely ignorant").
Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus said Cruz's "initial media coverage painted him as a nutty combination of Joseph McCarthy and Sarah Palin."
And yet still, most U.S. voters seem unaware of who Cruz even is.
A new Quinnipiac survey gauged the favorability of high-profile politicians, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) coming in as the "hottest."
As for Cruz:
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas scores 46.8 degrees, with 60 percent offering no opinion.
So, Cruz has the media's attention. But no one else's, yet.