Washington, D.C. – A new poll of likely voters, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, shows a single digit contest in the Texas Senate election with Representative Beto O’Rourke trailing Senator Ted Cruz by just six points, 43 to 49 percent with eight percent undecided. Click here to read the full polling memo.
“This poll is another indication of the real energy behind Beto’s campaign and his call to unrig Washington. Now he’s in striking distance of Senator Cruz,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Beto is running a campaign centered around real conversations with the people of Texas, and the more people learn about him, the stronger his campaign grows. Beto is the first challenger ECU endorsed this cycle because of his determination to end the corrupting influence of Big Money in politics and give people – not special interests – the most powerful voice in Washington.”
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner surveyed 1,000 likely voters from May 29 – June 5. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%.
The polling echos an ECU poll from earlier this year, which had O’Rourke within eight points of Cruz. It also found that 63% of Texans are more likely to support a candidate who rejects corporate special interest money.
Beto O’Rourke was the first challenger ECU endorsed in the 2018 midterms based on his record fighting for reform and his decision to reject PAC money. ECU’s grassroots members have donated $160,000 to O’Rourke’s campaign, averaging just $9 per contribution. Beto is one of only a handful of members of Congress to reject PAC money, a decision that has made him a leader of a growing trend, with over 140 candidates this cycle rejecting money from corporate PACs. Beto’s reform platform draws a sharp contrast with Ted Cruz, who has allied himself with big-money special interests and mega-donors and was named to ECU’s Big Money 20.
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