The new Quinnipiac University poll (7/26-31; 1,118 TX registered voters) shows the already competitive Texas US Senate race getting tighter. According to the new Texas Q-Poll, Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leads Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 49-43%, which again projects the race to be in single digits. Sen. Cruz’s personal favorability ratio is 50:42% favorable to unfavorable. Rep. O’Rourke, though not as well known, posts a similar 33:23% index.
Republicans typically under-poll in Texas, so chances are good that the GOP lead is actually greater. Still, Sen. Cruz immediately running for President just after being elected Senator for the first time and quickly becoming a polarizing national political figure leads to developing both strong positive and negative impressions among voters.
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