CBS DFW: Major Turn In Texas Senate Race Has Cruz Over Dewhurst
By Jack Fink
For the first time, an independent poll shows tea party favorite Ted Cruz has taken the lead over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas.
With fewer than three weeks away from the July 31 runoff election, a poll by Public Policy Polling shows Cruz with a 49-44 percent edge.
Until now, Dewhurst has led the polls.
He came out ten points ahead of Cruz in the Republican primary May 29th, but didn’t earn more than the 50 percent required, which forced the runoff.
Another poll by Wenzer Strategies and conducted for a group supporting Cruz shows he has a bigger lead: 48 to 38 percent over Dewhurst.