Another new poll out this morning confirms what other recent polls are saying, that Ted Cruz has a big lead on Beto O’Rourke. This time it’s from Quinnipiac and it not only confirms the results from the NY Times/Siena poll yesterday, but also confirms its own results from Sep 18.
Here’s the quick and dirty on the new poll, showing Cruz with a +9 point lead: 54-45!
— Madlin Mekelburg (@madlinbmek) October 11, 2018
A new poll released Thursday morning showed Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has stabilized his lead over his Democrat challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso.
Fifty-four percent of Texans backed Cruz, while 45 percent backed O’Rourke in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
A September poll from the same outfit showed the same margin: a nine-point Cruz lead. While at times Quinnipiac had this race within the margin of error over the last year, the Cruz lead has stabilized in this and other polls to the high single digits.
This most recent poll was conducted Oct. 3-9.
That’s fantastic news. I knew in my gut that this couldn’t be a close race and I’m glad that my gut has been vindicated by these new polls.
Here’s the down low on the new poll:
From October 3 – 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 730 Texas likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points, including the design effect.
You can read the nitty gritty on the Quinnipiac poll here.
And just a quick word on the live poll from the NY Times/Siena that we wrote about yesterday. It has now gotten results from 778 people, up 250 since yesterday, and Cruz is still holding a +9 point lead over Beto. Not only that, but the margin of error dropped a point to ±3.7%.
The Cruz news is only getting better!