Can you say “blue wave?”
Courtesy of The Hill:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leads his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, by just 1 point in their Texas Senate race, well within the margin of error of a new poll from Emerson College.
The survey, which was released on Monday, found that Cruz leads O’Rourke 38 to 37 percent. Four percent of voters favor a different candidate and 21 percent remain undecided.
The survey comes as O’Rourke continues to gain momentum in his quest to unseat Cruz.
While Texas has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades, polls continue to show that the race between O’Rourke and Cruz will be tight. Just last week, a new NBC News–Marist survey found that Cruz led O’Rourke by 4 points.
In addition, the Cook Political Report shifted the race from its “likely Republican” column to “lean Republican” earlier this month.
Winning a Texas Senate seat while taking Ted Cruz out would be a HUGE deal for Democrats, and it is looking more and more like that is a very real possibility.
And this O’Rourke fellow is extremely impressive.
Take a look at this answer he gave about NFL players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem.
This eloquent response by @BetoORourke about NFL kneeling is so honest, compassionate, and candid, it would be totally beyond the reach of the carefully calculating, disingenuous pandering of @tedcruz.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 22, 2018
Yeah, that really makes me wish I could also vote for Beto O’Rourke.