Poll: Nearly one-third of GOP voters believe U.S. government plans military takeover of Texas

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It's getting crazy out there. And the crazier it gets, the better for Scott Walker, according to a new poll that shows the Wisconsin governor as the leading Republican candidate for the White House among GOP voters who think the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 troop exercises planned for this summer as a pretext to establish martial law in the Lone Star State.

The nationwide poll of Republican voters, conducted by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, finds that 32% of GOP primary voters believe the U.S. government is using this summer's military maneuvers to "take over Texas." (That number jumps to 50% among Tea Party members.)

Remember, this was a nationwide poll.

Among the nuts, Walker was the top candidate at 22%, ahead of Texas senator Ted Cruz (18%), who amazingly enough may have to jack up the crazy, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (5%), who can list two of the three reasons he thinks the U.S. government plans to invade Texas.

However, when the list of potential choices was expanded beyond living potential candidates, Walker was a distant third among conspiracy nuts, trailing The Ghost of Ronald Reagan (68%) and Jim Bowie (47%).

This story, "Poll: Nearly one-third of GOP voters believe U.S. government plans military takeover of Texas" was originally published by Fritterati.

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