Cruz Lead Shrinks To +5 With One Week To Go

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A new poll Monday shows that Republican U.S. Sen.

Beto O'Rourke makes a point during a televised debate with Ted Cruz.

U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke appears to be picking up ground in the polls as we approach the one week mark before the 2018 midterm elections.

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Just a week away from the November 6 midterm election, this Quinnipiac University poll shows that Cruz's lead has dropped to 51-46 percent among likely voters in the hottest race in Texas. Ted Cruz remains in front, with a slim lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke. Republicans, meanwhile, backed Cruz by 96 percent to 3 percent, according to the Q poll.

Three percent of those surveyed are undecided and only 2 percent of those who did express a preference said that they could change their minds before they voted.

The latest figures put the Democrat within striking distance, thanks to a strong showing among independent voters, who favor the Democrat 56 to 40 percent. "He wins men 56-39 percent, while Representative O'Rourke can manage only a 52-45 percent edge among women", Brown said.

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The same pollsters found a 9 percentage point lead for Cruz in a poll released October 11, and the same margin three weeks before that, despite the intervention of President Donald Trump, who headlined a rally of 16,000 in Houston for Cruz last Monday night.

The poll's release comes as a record number of Texans continue to cast ballots during the state's early voting period.

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