Today, Club for Growth Action released a poll that shows Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads with a majority ballot in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas. Senator Ted Cruz has a nine-point lead against Beto O’Rourke (52%-43%). Senator Cruz also is net positive on his favorable to unfavorable measure by a double-digit margin (favorable: 53%; unfavorable: 42%).
Upon release of the poll, Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh remarked, “This poll confirms what we knew to be true all along. Senator Cruz holds a resounding lead because he is not only more likeable than Beto, he also has better policy proposals to grow our nation’s economy.”
Specifically, the polling revealed:
- Cruz leads O’Rourke with Majority on the Ballot and Double Digits on “Definitely” Support:
- Senator Ted Cruz has a nine-point lead against Beto O’Rourke in the race for U.S. Senate (52%-43%). Four percent (4%) are undecided and one percent (1%) indicate support for a third-party candidate.
- Among intensity measures, a majority are “definitely” supporting Senator Cruz (50%), a double-digit, ten-point advantage ahead of those who are “definitely” planning to vote for O’Rourke (40%).
- Cruz Net Positive on Favorability; O’Rourke Even on Favorable to Unfavorable:
- Senator Ted Cruz is net positive on his favorable to unfavorable measure by a double-digit margin (favorable: 53%; unfavorable: 42%).
- In stark contrast, O’Rourke is at a 1:1 favorable to unfavorable – putting O’Rourke in a position that will make it difficult to grow his ballot share. Forty-five percent (45%) report having an unfavorable impression of O’Rourke versus forty-five percent (45%) who have a favorable opinion of him.
The survey was conducted for Club for Growth Action by WPA Intelligence. Interviews were collected from October 8-13, 2018 among n=801 likely voters in Texas. The margin of error is ±3.5%.