New Quinnipiac Poll: O'Rourke Gains 4 Points, Narrows Cruz's Lead

TX-Sen Ted Cruz crowd roars with laughter to senator’s response when someone shouted ‘lock him

Ted Cruz for his seat.

The race has become unusually close for a Republican stronghold as Election Day approaches. Ted Cruz remains in front, with a slim lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

National basketball superstar Lebron James has waded back into politics yet again as he was spotted wearing a hat in support of Beto O'Rourke for Senate against incumbent Sen.

Two weeks ago, Quinnipiac showed Cruz leading O'Rourke by a more comfortable 54 to 45 percent. However, recent polls still show him trailing by single digits.

Three percent of those surveyed are undecided and only 2 percent of those who did express a preference said that they could change their minds before they voted. O'Rourke also leads Cruz 56-40 among those participants in the poll who described themselves as independents.

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Men are lining up behind Cruz, 56,39 percent, and women are supporting Cruz, 52-45 percent.

At the end of the previous fundraising period - September 30 - O'Rourke and Cruz had raised a total of $89.9 million, with O'Rourke responsible for roughly two-thirds of that, according to a Texas Tribune analysis.

"Senator Cruz is ahead due to his winning the gender gap". Quinnipiac reported a 3.5 point margin of error. O'Rourke has now outraised Cruz for seven out of eight reporting periods since entering the race in March 2017.

Early voting in the 2018 midterms began October 22 and continues through November 2.

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