NYT: Poll has Ted Cruz up EIGHT POINTS over Roberto ‘DUI-dodger’ O’Rourke

There’s a snippet in a New York Post article about a poll showing Cruz is 8 points above Robert O’Rourke.

Here’s what they say:

And private polling Republicans have conducted since last week’s hearing has shown a similar growth in enthusiasm among their voters, particularly in the sort of red states where control of the Senate will be decided.

Party officials, for example, are growing increasingly confident that Senator Ted Cruz will fend off Representative Beto O’Rourke, in part because of rank-and-file conservative anger about the Kavanaugh controversy. A Republican survey taken after last week’s hearing showed Mr. Cruz leading Mr. O’Rourke by eight points.

“I don’t know the durability of it, but we have seen a consolidation of Republican voters the likes of which we haven’t seen this cycle,” said Josh Holmes, one of Mr. McConnell’s top advisers, noting that for political purposes, it would be better if the confirmation vote were even closer to the election.

This is in addition to a recent poll showing him 9 points ahead…

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