With just over a week to go before election day, Ted Cruz tops Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the surprisingly competitive Senate race in Texas with just five points, according to a new poll.
<p class = "canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "A Quinnipiac University Poll Monday found 51 percent of the likelihood The Texas voters support Cruz compared to 46 percent who prefer O'Rourke – a significant shift compared to a Quinnipiac poll dated October 11, which co-signed the Republican Senator Voters are in contention – compared to two percent earlier this month – while two percent of respondents think they could change their minds in the final days of the campaign. "data-reactid =" 32 "> A Quinnipiac University Poll released 51 percent of likely Texas voters on Monday compared to 46 percent who favor O & Rourke – a significant shift Compared to a Quinnipiac poll from October 11th, the Republican Senator was in the race with a 9-point lead . Three percent of likely voters are undecided in the race – compared to two percent earlier this month – while two percent of respondents point out that they can change their minds in the final days of the campaign.
<p class = "Canvas-Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The streamlining of the race is a stroke for Cruz who reckoned with lightness Drive for reelection this year, just to see how it becomes one of the nation's most watched races, thanks to the impressive traction of O & Rourke, a little-known, three-party Congressman from El Paso, its lengthy campaign  huge masses and intense media attention . "Data-reactid =" 33 "> The streamlining of the race is a blow to Cruz, who had expected a slight re-election this year and only one of the nation's most watched races, thanks to the impressive traction of O'Rourke, a little-known, three-party congressman from El Paso, whose long-term campaign attracted a massive amount of intense media attention at .
<p class = "Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "After a slow start, Cruz and his allies O & # 39; Rourke's rise in polls slowed down: it seemed to work when Cruz expanded his lead and forced O'Rourke to abandon his overwhelmingly positive electoral campaign one more negative message against Cruz in the hope to narrow the gap. " data-reactid = "34"> After a slow start, Cruz and his allies released several million dollars in attack ads in recent weeks to slow O'Rourke's rise in the polls. It seemed to work as Cruz extended his lead and forced O'Rourke to deviate from his mostly positive campaign message a more negative message against Cruz, hoping to narrow the gap.
Monday's poll showed positive and negative results for both candidates. Cruz, who reflects the trends in previous surveys, still leads the white electorate (67 percent to 30 percent) and men (56 percent to 39 percent). O Rourke leads in women (52 percent over Cruz 45 percent), blacks (86 percent to 12 percent), Hispanics (60 percent to 36 percent) and independent voters (56 percent to 40 percent).
There were subtle shifts in the tuning of the race. According to Quinnipiac, Cruz is 6 points lower in men than two weeks ago. After a bumpy start to his campaign, Cruz continues to bolster Republican support for his candidacy. Ninety-six percent of likely GOP voters support him in the race, compared to 3 percent who support O Rourke, who has to turn some Republican voters in the heavily red state when he has hope to win.
O Rourke vies to be the first democratically elected Democrat in Texas since 1994, and the first US Senate elected Democrat since Lloyd Bentsen won reelection in 1988. But Cruz has attempted to derail his startling campaign, calling him "too liberal" for Texas.
While O & # 39; Rourke's election campaign is likely to find more hopeful signs than negative in the recent Quinnipiac poll, he and his advisers have repeatedly argued that their target extends the electorate to win so-called nonvoters, It shows necessarily until the elections, much less in an interim election.
Asked last week if he thought voting in the race was right, O & Rourke gave a qualified yes. "I think they have always thought to some extent that we are arguing that this is possible, that it will not be easy, that we have really done our job for us," he told Yahoo News. 19659012] But the congressman reported a meeting he had met the day before with a voter approaching him in the parking lot of a gas station in Arlington. The man told him that he had not voted for 20 years, but his colleagues had "annoyed" him in the vote and planned to vote for O & Rourke. "I was kind of 'by the way' in his story, which is appropriately humble," said O & Rourke. "(But) I see that we go everywhere … So those who have not voted for some time, the students who have just registered … People are behind them, and by definition, these people are by nature nobody in the election universe. and I feel really good about where we are and what we see. "
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