Ted Cruz Takes a Nine Point Lead Over Beto O’Rourke

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz shakes hands with attendees at a town hall event, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the South Forty Banquet Hall in Odessa.For most of this year, more than a third of Texas voters told pollsters they did not know enough about Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke to have an opinion of him. But with a surge of national coverage on the candidate, it seems that O’Rourke is firmly on voters’ radar—and that may not be good news for him. A race that had been considered neck-in-neck has been blown open by Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in a new poll released Tuesday. A new Quinnipiac University Poll found Cruz leading in his re-election campaign 54 percent to O’Rourke’s 45 percent. O’Rourke’s standing in the survey is up from 43 percent in an August poll, but Cruz has shot up from 49 percent to 54 percent—one of…View Original Post

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