Cruz leads ORourke 54 to 45 in latest Texas Senate race poll

FILE Beto O'Rourke speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth Texas

Democrats are broadly seen as facing steep odds in trying to capture a Senate majority in the November 6 congressional elections as they have to defend seats in 10 states that the Republican Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

The Reuters poll had a margin of error of 4 points and its findings are similar to multiple polls from August that showed the race incredibly close. Independent voters support O'Rourke by 51 percent. Most O'Rourke voters ranked healthcare as their most important issue, followed by the Supreme Court, while Cruz supporters chose the economy or immigration.

The Republican incumbent leads 54-45 over his Democratic rival in the first survey of likely voters by Quinnipiac University this fall. O', who is challenging the notion that a liberal Democrat can not win statewide in Texas and has pulled even in the race, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Texas's senior Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who is not up for re-election until 2020, won 48 percent of the Hispanic vote in his 2014 race, more than Democrat David Alameel.

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"There should be 10 times as much money across all markets", said Albert Morales, a Fort Worth native who serves as senior political director for the left-leaning polling firm Latino Decisions.

The results measured how voters felt at the time of the survey.

Sabato said Cruz's tough primary campaign against Trump in 2016 has had a lingering effect among Texas Republicans.

O'Rourke hasn't made any statements against barbecue during the race, and his campaign hasn't taken Cruz's bait.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke released his first Spanish-language TV ad Tuesday, to go on air this week in eight Texas media markets, including Fort Worth. Only 1 percent of those polled were undecided. "'We're not happy until they're not happy".

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