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— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 8, 2018
A recent poll by End Citizens United shows that Democratic Senatorial candidate Beto O’ Rourke has gained ground on incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas. And while winning Cruz’s seat was not immediately a focal point of the Democrats the party would be more than excited with the unexpected win.
The tightening race is in line with what has become an uncomfortable election cycle for Republicans who have watched as the Democratic Party has picked up 34 seats. End Citizens United reports that many of these seats were areas that have been traditionally controlled by the GOP. Find out more about End Citizens United at Federal Election Commission
End Citizens United was created in March of 2015 and is dedicated to removing big money from the political process indicates that Cruz’s lead is down to 8 points at a margin of 45 to 37 percent. Earlier in the year, Cruz campaign sources claimed that their Senator was ahead in the race by 18%. A subsequent poll done by Google showed the margin to be around 14%. In either case, the O’ Rourke campaign has reason to be heartened by the recent numbers.
End Citizens United used polls to discover the reason behind the O’Rourke rise and found it actually to more of a decline on the part of Senator Cruz. In fact, ECU found that 61% of likely voters in the state of Texas know so little about O’Rourke and his campaign that they are completely unable to express an opinion.
The problem for Ted Cruz is due to the fact that 49% of poll respondents view him in a negative light while only 38% view him with a positive lens.
Many Texans feel that Cruz has crafted a reputation of putting his own interests before the issues that are of importance to his constituents and as an example, they cite a shut down of the government forced by Cruz that cost work and pay for thousands of government employees.
Supporters of Cruz are hoping that his campaign will be free of further controversy and he will at least be able to hold the small lead he now enjoys over Beto O’ Rourke. But more and more Texans seem willing to take a chance on the unknown candidate as election time grows closer.