Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Ted Cruz +9 In New Quinnipiac Poll

Ted Cruz +9 In New Quinnipiac Poll

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds a almost 10-point lead over his challenger, Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday.

Cruz didn't explain what tofu has to do with O'Rourke or Democrats, or how a USA senator would outlaw barbecue in a state, but in a speech a week earlier, he said liberals wanted to make Texas "just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair".

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who is locked in a tight fight for his seat with Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, lampooned his opponent in a warning to Texas voters on Twitter Sunday: "if Beto wins, BBQ will be illegal!"

The Reuter's poll defies a similar study released by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday that showed Cruz opening a wide 9-point advantage over O'Rourke.

The vast majority, 93 percent, of the likely voters surveyed said they have made up their minds about the upcoming midterm election. That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O'Rourke backers.

According to a new survey from Reuters, O'Rourke leads Cruz by just two points with a slight edge of 47% to 45%. "Congressman O'Rourke may be drawing big crowds and media attention, but Texas likely voters like Sen".

Cruz and O'Rouke last week agreed to three debates.

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