Latest Poll: Cruz and Dewhurst in a Statistical Tie; Momentum Swinging Cruz’s Way
By Team Cruz
A new poll in the Texas Senate race shows a dead heat between self-funding, multi-millionaire David Dewhurst and insurgent grassroots-backed conservative Ted Cruz. Cruz came in with 32%, ahead of Dewhurst’s 31%. The poll of 844 Texas Republican voters was taken from 10/12-10/17 in a phone/email survey. It has a margin of error of +/- 3%.
These results indicate the Cruz campaign is surging forward, while Dewhurst remains stagnant. Here’s a recap of recent positive developments for the Cruz campaign:
- The new poll numbers with Cruz and Dewhurst in a dead heat demonstrate the intensity of support for Cruz, as the campaign has its strongest support among the most active grassroots voters across the state. It also shows that despite some conventional wisdom, Dewhurst’a name ID and personal wealth is not yielding compelling results. It’s a wide open race, with Cruz gaining steam.
- On Saturday, Oct. 15, Cruz won yet another straw poll at the Tyler Senate candidate forum. This makes 11 straight forums in which Cruz has defeated every other major candidate by wide margins. (Note: Ducking Dewhurst continues to skip forums throughout the state, further alienating grassroots voters statewide.)
- The Cruz campaign raised more than $1 million in the last quarter – more than the campaign has raised in any other quarter. With over $2.8 million total to date, the campaign also raised more money than any other Senate candidate, including the sitting Lieutenant Governor. The Cruz campaign will not be able to match Dewhurst’s personal wealth dollar-for-dollar, but will have the resources to get its message out.
- Buzz in Texas and nationally continues to grow. The Cruz campaign was recently featured on the cover of National Review magazine, which called Cruz “the next great conservative hope.” And Glenn Beck had Cruz on his national radio show with several million listeners, saying he wishes he could vote for Ted.