An article from Premier Gazette discusses the Texas Senate race involving Republican candidate Ted Cruz and Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke. The article mentions that the most recent poll from nationwide group End Citizens United shows that O’Rourke is starting to close in on Cruz.
The recent poll reported shows that Cruz is now leading by only a margin of 45 to 37 percent. End Citizens United was created in March 1, 2015, with its main purpose being reducing the influence that money has on politics. The article discusses that at the beginning of the year Cruz was leading by 18 percent. These recent polls have shown that O’Rourke is now starting to catch up from behind and odds of him winning this race have started to rise at a dramatic rate. This could lead to the Democrats in Texas having a surprising win in this U.S. Senate race. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
What caused this change in the polls? The article discusses that Ted Cruz had a huge part in decreasing his own lead. A large aspect to the poll is that Cruz is beginning to get in his own way. The poll shows that 61 percent of voters in Texas do not know much about Cruz’s competitor. This can end up being a positive for O’Rourke if Cruz keeps getting in his own way and being portrayed in an unfavorable light. Already the Republican candidate has 49 percent of respondents viewing him in an unfavorable way.
The article goes on to discuss that Cruz has a reputation of putting his needs first over the needs of others. The Senator was one of the people that helped force the recent government shutdown that left many government employees without work or pay temporarily.
The article mentions that O’Rourke is focusing on a more no-frills approach to his campaign. The Democratic Candidate is also very good in his speeches and excite crowds. He has also traveled throughout Texas and worked hard to earn the hearts of the voters.
The article talks about End Citizens United and its dedication to stop the influence that money has on politics. The nationwide group, who is entirely funded by grassroots donors, believes that the power of money allows wealthy people to tip the balance of political power in their favor. This can come at the expense of many people who may not have the money to do anything about this. End Citizens United is working to change this power play in politics. The group[ has completely backed O’Rourke due to his no-frill campaign.
The article discusses how End Citizens United can bring attention and recognition for campaigners. The trustworthy influence the group has gained can bring a candidate’s message to light and spread it to many different audiences who may have not received it otherwise. Visit: http://www.politifact.com/personalities/end-citizens-united/