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Cruz Holds Lead in New Poll

Ted Cruz is still leading the race for Texas' U.S. Senate seat in a new poll released this week.

On Wednesday, a new poll was released from Texas Lycecum showing Republican Ted Cruz leading the race for the Senate seat with 36 percent among registered voters. Democrat Beto O'Rourke pulled in 34 percent and Libertarian Neal Dikeman held 3 percent. Among voters deemed as "likely voters" by the survey, Cruz's numbers moved to 41 percent versus 39 percent for O'Rourke and 1 percent for Dikeman.

Meanwhile, in the race for governor, voters also give Republican Greg Abbott the lead, but by a much larger margin than in Cruz's race. Abbott holds 44 percent among registered voters, versus 25 percent for Democrat Lupe Valdez and 3 percent for Libertarian Mark Tippetts. In the "likely" category, Abbott holds 47 percent versus 31 percent for Valdez and 1 percent for Tippetts.

Voters will decide each of these races in the November election.

Cruz  Photo by Cruz Campaign


Photo by Cruz Campaign

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