New Poll: Ted Cruz Opens Up Double-Digit Lead Over Beto O'Rourke

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, smiles as he sits in the front row as he waits to be introduced before speaking at a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)


The Democrat’s plan to put the pretty, Irish American white boy with the Spanish nickname up next to Ted Cruz in the 2018 race for U.S. Senate isn’t going as well as they hoped.

A new Quinnipiac poll has incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz with an 11 point lead over Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.

In the new poll, Cruz has 50 percent to O’Rourke’s 39 percent. A cast improvement from Quinnipiac’s last poll on April 18 that declared the race too close to call with Cruz at 47 percent to O’Rourke’s 44 percent.

In the time between the two polls, Democrats have recently started touting single-payer health care in the Lone Star state. It will be interesting to see if they change tack or count on other goodies to try and win a statewide election in 2018.