One of America’s most controversial and outspoken conservatives just get a huge dose of reality about his upcoming re-election bid.
According to the latest polling data, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has less support than a possible Democratic challenger who hasn’t even entered the race. The survey showed Democrat Congressman Joaquin Castro is leading Cruz by four percentage points, which is significant – especially considering that Castro hasn’t even entered the race yet or built a statewide campaign.
Texas is known as one of the most Republican states in the whole country – a Democrat victory in a statewide election would be a major victory for Democrats.
Polling numbers like these have been coming up more and more throughout the country as concerned citizens wake up to the reality of the Trump administration and the Republicans’ reckless policy agenda.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) edges out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a potential 2018 Senate matchup, a new poll shows.
According to the statewide poll numbers released Wednesday by Texas Lyceum, Castro gets 35 percent support of Texas adults in the potential matchup, while Cruz gets 31 percent.
And in a matchup between Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), the two are tied at 30 percent.
A Democrat hasn’t won a Senate race in Texas in 29 years. Cruz, who came in second in last year’s GOP presidential primary, has long been considered a big favorite.
The latest polling data from Texas also showed that a majority of Texans – 54 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance as president. No Republican president in modern history has ever sunk so low, so quickly!
Read more, from the Hill:
The poll also found President Trump underwater in job approval, with 54 percent disapproving to 42 percent who approve.
Fifty-two percent of respondents said the country is on the wrong track — down from 63 percent in a 2016 edition of the poll.
Texans are divided on the question along partisan lines, with 84 percent of Democrats saying the country is on the wrong track compared to 73 percent of Republicans who say it’s on the right track.
The poll was conducted from April 3 to 9 and includes 1,000 interviews. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.
O’Rourke last month officially jumped into the race to take on Cruz in 2018. He was the first announced Democrat running to unseat Cruz in what will be a steep uphill battle in a reliably red state. Castro is still considering a bid of his own.
The Trump era has been painful for many Americans, but it may eventually lead to an enormous Democrat takeover. We will remember all of this when 2018 comes around!