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U.S. Rep. Beto O & Rourke followers all have the same whataburger command: a triple-meat. It's a jab on a statement from Senator Ted Cruz's campaign.
Madlin Mekelburg, United States Today's Network Austin Bureau

Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz is in a statistical dead heat with Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, according to an Emerson College e-poll released Wednesday.

The E-Survey, conducted on August 22-25 with a plus or minus 4.4 percent error rate, found Cruz with 38 percent of the vote, O & Rourke 37 percent and 21 percent of the vote Questioned undecided.

According to the poll, the biggest challenge for Cruz is on his way to a second term in the US Senate independent voters. Cruz had a 57 percent unfavorable and only 25 percent favorable rating within this group, the survey found.

O & Rourke was the clear choice of younger Texans, with respondents aged between 18 and 34 favoring the Democratic challenger by almost 20 percentage points (45 to 28 percent). Cruz, however, leads voters between 55 and 74 years with 14 points, 45 to 37 percent.

Cruz & # 39; s lead in the over 75-year-olds is even bigger with 39 to 17 percent.

Cruz followed President Donald Trump's playbook and criticized O 'Rourke for joining forces with NFL players who had knelt during the national anthem to protest against racial wrongdoing.

Last week. a poll from NBC News / Marist found O'Rourke within four points of Cruz, at 45 percent to 49 percent.

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