While Beto O’Rourke has made great progress during his campaign for Texas Senator, the odds are stacked against him, holds Salena Zito of The New York Post. Crucially, the state is overwhelmingly conservative. As long as Ted Cruz can get a certain percentage of voters to the polls he will win. Additionally, O’Rourke has been too loyal to some liberal talking points. His stance on taxes, abolishing ICE, the border wall, Obamacare and gun control are bound to repel many Texans. A recently published Quinnipiac poll put Cruz ahead by 9 percentage points. His re-election campaign will also be boosted by the appearance of President Trump.
Beto O’Rourke is quickly gaining on Ted Cruz, making a victory to become Texas Senator more and more likely, reports Nicole Goodkind of Newsweek. An online poll by Emerson College found that 1% separates each candidate’s share of the vote. Cruz’s support among moderates is suffering; the poll found that 57% of them view him in a negative light. This will be crucial for O’Rourke to acquire undecided votes. The Republican candidate appears so worried that he asked big Republican donors for more financial support. However, some don’t appear enthusiastic to do so. Corporations don’t fund O’Rourke as he relies on small donors.