The race in Texas between Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, is getting closer than anticipated and the Democrat is within 1 point of Cruz for the Senate race, according to a new poll from Emerson College.
The survey revealed that Cruz leads O’Rourke 38 to 37 percent. While only four percent of voters favor a different candidate, 21 percent are still undecided.
The Emerson College poll is well within the margin of error and the race is a toss-up.
O’Rourke leads Cruz among voters in the 18–34 and 35–54 age ranges. On the other hand, Cruz has the advantage among voters between 55 and 74 and over the age of 75.
The Emerson College survey was conducted from Aug. 22 to 25 among a population of 550 voters. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.