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Early Results from NYT Poll Have Cruz, Abbott Ahead in Texas

While results are still early in a poll being conducted by the New York Times, Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott appear to be the favorites in their bids for re-election.

In the race for the U.S. Senate, a survey of roughly 240 Texas voters has Senator Ted Cruz ahead of his Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke. On Tuesday afternoon, Cruz held a 51-45 lead over O’Rourke, with 3 percent undecided. This is in line with the most recent YouGov poll, which had Cruz up by six points. Libertarian Neal Dikeman was not included in the survey.

Meanwhile, in the race for governor, pollsters have Republican incumbent Greg Abbott as the favorite. Abbott received 55 percent in the survey to Democrat Lupe Valdez’s 38 percent. Libertarian Mark Tippetts was lumped in with the undecided vote, giving him 8 percent in the race.

New York Times pollsters say results are early and more concrete numbers are expected to be released soon.

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