Ted Cruz's approval rating with Republicans tanks after his Cancún vacation during Texas blackout
Ted Cruz (Screen Capture)

In the wake of his widely panned family vacation to Cancun while his fellow Texans froze due to a ferocious winter storm, Sen. Ted Cruz's popularity amongst Republicans took a nosedive, according to a Yahoo/YouGov poll, Newsweek reports.

The poll, released this Wednesday, shows 24 percent of voters approve of the Republican senator's job performance, while 49 percent disapprove. The poll surveyed over 1,500 adults across the U.S. and had a 2.9 point margin of error.

Cruz's approval rating with Republicans dropped 23 points from January when he had a 76 percent approval rating from Texas Republicans.

Cruz faced off against Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) in 2018, where the incumbent Cruz won with just 50.9 percent to O'Rourke's 48.3 percent.