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Abbott, Cruz Widen Leads in New Poll

A new poll has the top two Republican officials on the November ballot with widened leads in their bids for re-election.

According to a new poll from Qunnipiac University, both Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott are leading their Democratic challengers in hypothetical polling for the November election. Cruz is leading Democrat Beto O'Rourke, 50 percent to 39 percent. That number is up from Cruz's April lead of 47 percent to 44 percent in a Qunnipiac poll.

Meanwhile, Abbott is also leading his bid for re-election against Democrat Lupe Valdez. In the new poll, Abbott holds a 53 percent to 34 percent lead over Valdez. That lead is up from Abbott's 49 percent to 40 percent lead in April.

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

Voters will decide each of these races in November.

Photo by Politifact

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