Chuck Todd excoriated Ted Cruz on Monday's "Morning Joe" after the senator questioned the accuracy of a recent NBC News poll about the government shutdown.

The survey, which NBC pollsters said they were "shocked" by, showed Republicans with their worst ratings in the poll's history, and blamed the GOP for the shutdown.

"Morning Joe" played footage of Cruz saying that the poll was "heavily weighted" with an "awful lot" of Democrats.

Todd didn't mince words in his response, saying that a Republican "echo chamber" was distorting Cruz's thinking.

"The problem is two-thirds of the country is thinking something else," he said. "And that's what you see in our poll. It wasn't just Democrats, it was independents and it was the one half of the Republican Party that doesn't associate itself with the Tea Party wing of the party."

He called Cruz's recent appearance with Sarah Palin "odd," adding, "What planet are you living on here?!"

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  • U.S. Post Office letter carrier Jacob Ribald peeks into the window of the Bureau of Land Management office on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Las Cruces, N.M. "I have a lot of mail for them," said Ribald, "at least I tried, right?" The door is locked and a sign is posted saying that the site is closed because of the government shutdown. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski )

  • Budget Battle Tennessee

    Ranger Dean Paulk posts a closure sign in the window of the visitors center at Shiloh National Millitary Park Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Shiloh, Tenn. Paulk an enforcement officer, is considered necessary to the security of the park and will stay on duty through the shutdown, most of the Rangers and maintenance staff at Shiloh will be furloughed. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)

  • This photo provided by the National Park Service shows a sign informing visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that the park is closed Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The partial shutdown of the federal government is rippling across Hawaii, from Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the north to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the south. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

  • The Lincoln Memorial, and most of the federal government, is closed Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington. The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation's most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Grand Canyon Park Closed

    Grand Canyon Park Closed-10-1-2013- Sebastian Ramirez, 27, of Austin, Texas, hikes out of the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Tuesday afternoon. Ramirez spent the night with friends in the bottom of the Canyon at Bright Angel Campground. Beginning at 6 am, visitors were told the park was closed and they could not visit. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES MBO

  • Resa Mestel

    Resa Mestel, of New York, reacts after finding the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, N.C., closed due to the government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. In the wake of a partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the National Park Service began closing down parks and other facilities until federal funding is restored.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

  • Budget Battle

    A sign announcing an office closure hangs inside an entryway at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The first government shut down in 17 years left an employee outside luncheon area covered in leaves, as seen reflected in the doorway. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

  • A sign to the parking lot to the Fort Harrison visitor center on the Richmond National Battlefield Park announces that the park is closed in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. "Closed" signs and barricades sprang up early Tuesday at the Lincoln Memorial, and national parks and many federal workplaces across the country followed suit. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

  • A crowd waiting outside the Social Security Administration Card Center building listen as they are turned away for certain services due to the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Bloomington, Minn. Many employees classified as nonessential have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT

  • A Park Ranger erect barricades in view of a shuttered Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • A barrier blocks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as national parks were closed due the budget battle. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • A hand-written sign informs visitors to Faneuil Hall, the nation's oldest public meeting hall, that restrooms are closed as a result of the partial government shutdown in Boston, Mass., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. A long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Donna Curry

    Lake Mead National Recreation Area park maintenance worker Donna Curry tapes up a sign notifying visitors that the restroom facility at a picnic area is closed, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced the closure of public sites including the nation's national parks. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Donna Curry

    Lake Mead National Recreation Area park maintenance worker Donna Curry tapes up a sign notifying visitors that the picnic facility is closed, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced the closure of public sites including the nation's national parks. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Mark Weekley

    Mark Weekley, superintendent at the National Park Service's Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail, affixes the edges of a sign proclaiming the facility closed due to the federal government shutdown, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

  • The parking lot at the Forest Supervisor's headquarters at the Tonto National Forest is gated, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in Phoenix. A partial government shutdown began Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt York)

  • A man walks past a sign on the doors of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta notifying visitors that the church is closed because of the government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

  • Will Jones, William Burroughs

    National Zoological Park Police Officers Will Jones, right, and William Burroughs guard the entrance to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as the zoo is closed due to the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

  • A notice advising visitors in English and French that the American Cemetery is closed due to the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government hangs from the gates of the cemetery in Suresnes, west of Paris, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013. The U.S. plunged into a partial government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades because of a budget impasse in Congress, closing public sites in the U.S. and abroad. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

  • A park ranger, who declined to give his name, reads a sign announcing the closing of the Statue of Liberty, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in New York. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • Karl Engdahl of Walnut Creek Calf., is seen reflected in the closed entrance to the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800, 000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • A sign posted on a door at Castle Clinton National Monument reads, "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed," Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. "Closed" signs and barricades sprang up at the Lincoln Memorial, and national parks and federal workplaces across the country were following suit. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • John Carano, 65, walks on a trail at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Valley View, Ohio. The impacts of the federal shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday morning, with a national military museum and national park closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

  • A sign explaining the closing of the Library of Congress is posted outside the Library of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • A sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" is posted on a barricade in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)