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New Poll Shows Cruz, Abbott Leading; Paxton in Tight Race

A brand new poll released this week has three Texas incumbents with leads over their November opponents and one incumbent who is locked in a tight race.

According to the brand new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released this week, Senator Ted Cruz is ahead in his race for the U.S. Senate. Cruz is running with a lead of 41 percent to 36 percent for Democrat Beto O'Rourke. Libertarian Neal Dikeman received 2 percent in the poll.

In the race for governor, incumbent Republican Greg Abbott is leading his Democratic rival. Abbott currently holds the support of 44 percent of respondents, versus 32 percent for Dallas sheriff Lupe Valdez. Libertarian Mark Tippetts won 4 percent in the poll.

Next, in the race for lieutenant governor, incumbent Republican Dan Patrick has a lead of several points over his Democratic challenger. Patrick is leading Democrat Mike Collier, 37 percent to 31 percent. Kerry McKennon, the Libertarian nominee, won 4 percent in the poll.

If the numbers hold true in the Texas Attorney General contest, voters can expect a tight contest. In the poll, respondents gave incumbent Republican Ken Paxton 32 percent to Democrat Justin Nelson's 31 percent. Libertarian Michael Ray Harris won 6 percent in the poll.

This poll was conducted between June 8th and June 17th. For full results, please visit this link.

FROM LEFT: Ken Paxton, Justin Nelson, Michael Ray Harris  Photos by Campaigns

FROM LEFT: Ken Paxton, Justin Nelson, Michael Ray Harris

Photos by Campaigns

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