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Cruz Leads in New Tribune Poll

Senator Ted Cruz is leading Democrat Beto O’Rourke and Libertarian Neal Dikeman in a new poll from the Texas Tribune.

According to a poll released this week, “likely” voters surveyed across the state picked Cruz, an incumbent Republican, as their favorite in the U.S. Senate race. Cruz won 51 percent to 45 percent for O’Rourke. Dikeman pulled in 2 percent of those surveyed.

Next, in the race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott is polling as the solid favorite. Abbott won 56 percent to 37 percent for Democrat Lupe Valdez, the former sheriff of Dallas County. Libertarian Mark Tippetts won 3 percent of those surveyed.

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton, both Republicans, are also leading in their races, by margins of 18 and 12 points, respectively. Libertarians had their best showing in the poll in the race for Attorney General, where their nominee, Michael Ray Harris, won 6 percent of measured support.

Patrick is facing Democrat Mike Collier and Libertarian Kerry Douglas McKennon. Paxton is facing Harris and Democrat Justin Nelson.

Voters will decide each of these races on November 6th.

Cruz, O’Rourke, Dikeman  Photos from campaigns

Cruz, O’Rourke, Dikeman

Photos from campaigns

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