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Abbott, Cruz Lead in New Poll

A new poll released this week has Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott leading in their bids for re-election.

The new poll, conducted by JMC Analytics, has Senator Ted Cruz leading in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Cruz pulled in 47 percent in the poll, versus Democrat Beto O'Rourke's 40 percent. Tech businessman and independent hopeful Jonathan Jenkins earned 6 percent and another 7 percent of surveyed respondents said that they were undecided.

Meanwhile, in the race for governor, incumbent Republican Greg Abbott is leading former Dallas County sheriff Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee. Abbott earned 48 percent in the poll, versus Valdez with 36 percent. Another hypothetical poll also had Abbott leading Democratic businessman Andrew White, 50 percent to 39 percent, although White lost the Democratic nomination in a runoff this week.

Libertarians Neal Dikeman, candidate for the U.S. Senate, and Mark Tippetts, candidate for governor, were not included in either poll.

Voters will decide these races in November.

Photos by Abbott Campaign, U.S. Senate

Photos by Abbott Campaign, U.S. Senate

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