The Gallup/Purina poll of 1,427 Republican household pets shows a dead heat across species for Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz. The nationwide poll — the first conducted with sensors attached to animals as they view videos of the candidates — has a 63% margin of error.
Republican dogs broke heavily for Trump (51%), with his strongest support coming from working dogs — German shepherds and border collies in particular. For these often underemployed breeds, Trump's anti-immigration message resonates strongly. His oft-repeated claim that Chihuahuas are “untrainable, bite children and carry rabies” consistently drew approving barks and tail wags.