Cal Jillson, Political Science, Polls Show Senate Race Between Cruz, O’Rourke Tightening

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Originally Posted: August 2, 2018

(WBAP/KLIF) – A new Texas Lyceum poll puts the senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke within the margin of error.

SMU Political Science Professor Dr. Cal Jillson has said this race has been a bit surprising.

“Beto O’Rourke is performing very well in this race. He’s generated a lot more excitement and raised a lot more money than anybody expected him to,” Jillson said. “But, he’s running in a red state.”

The new poll has Cruz up by only two points.

A new Quinnipiac poll released this week has Cruz up by six.

Jillson believes more money will soon be pouring into the race.

“Not just the contributions that go to the two candidates but big money from outside the state,” Jillson said. “I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if the majority of it was behind Cruz.” READ MORE

By | 2018-08-02T11:00:59+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Cal Jillson, Political Science, Polls Show Senate Race Between Cruz, O’Rourke Tightening
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