He NAILED it.

Sen. Ted Cruz had extremely high ratings for comments he made during Tuesday’s presidential primary debate, sponsored by the Fox Business Network.

A Fox News focus group of New Hampshire primary voters attached to a device that allowed them to express their feelings on an ongoing basis during the debate gave Cruz scores of 97 percent favorability among conservatives and 82 percent among moderates when he spoke about immigration.

“The Democrats are laughing, because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose,” Cruz said. And, you know, I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn’t often see it as an economic issue.

“But, I can tell you for millions of Americans at home watching this, it is a very personal economic issue,” he continued. “And, I will say the politics of it will be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande. Or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press.

“And, I will say for those of us who believe people ‘ought to come to this country legally, and we should enforce the law, we’re tired of being told it’s anti-immigrant,” he concluded. “It’s offensive.”