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— Jennifer Wexton (@JenniferWexton) August 13, 2018
This election cycle is concerning many Republicans due to a fear of the Democratic party winning seats in areas that traditionally belong to conservatives. In a time where people are becoming increasingly disappointed in the state that politics are in, grassroots campaigns of charismatic candidates are catching the attention of people who traditionally only voted down their party’s line.
According to a poll from End Citizens United, Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke is quickly closing in on Republican candidate Ted Cruz. While the Democrats taking the traditionally Republican occupied Senate seat may not be one of the main priorities during this election cycle, it would certainly add some momentum to the Democrats’ election cycle according to End Citizens United.
End Citizens United was founded in early 2015 to try to fight the large influence that money has been having on politics. While Ted Cruz’s campaign had claimed that the Texas Senator was leading in the polls by around 18%, End Citizens United’s data showed that this margin may actually be as small by 14%. To those not aware of the long-standing political climate in Texas may not see this as a big deal, a Democrat being in the Senate seat of Texas would certainly raise some concerns to Republicans. Read more about End Citizens United at Wikipedia.
The poll by End Citizens United is not the only one that is showing that the margin between candidates Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke are closing. When the University of Texas released the results of their own poll in June, it showed that there were only 5 points between the 2. There are multiple reasons why voters are turning away from Ted Cruz, and one of the largest may be himself.
While many residents of Texas don’t know much about Beto O’Rourke’s views, they do know that they are not happy with current Senator Ted Cruz’s actions in office. He is seen by many as putting his own interests before those of the people in his political career. Almost half of those polled, 49%, stated that they did not view his time in office favorably while only 38% approved of him as Senator. Learn more: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/