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Quinnipiac: Cruz 50%, O’Rourke 39%

Independents evenly split between the two.

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Zach C. Cohen
May 31, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) led Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) 50-39 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll (May 23-29; 961 RVs; +/-3.8%).

“Cruz leads 57 - 35 percent among men. … Women go 44 percent for Cruz and 42 percent for O’Rourke. … Cruz gets 46 percent of Hispanic voters, with 44 percent for O’Rourke. White voters back Cruz 62 - 28 percent and black voters go to O’Rourke 70 - 15 percent. Republicans go to Cruz 90 - 3 percent, as Democrats go to O’Rourke 82 - 11 percent. Independent voters are divided with 43 percent for O’Rourke and 41 percent for Cruz.

“Texas voters approve 52 - 39 percent of the job Cruz is doing and give him a 49 - 38 percent favorability rating. O’Rourke gets a 30 - 19 percent favorability rating, while 50 percent of voters don’t know enough about him to form an opinion of him.

“Immigration, health care and the economy are the most important issues in their U.S. Senate vote, as 23 percent of Texas voters cite each of these issues, with 17 percent for gun policy.” (release)

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