April 18, 2018 - Cruz, O'Rourke Too Close To Call In Texas Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; In Governor's Race, Abbott Tops Valdez Or White Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Texas is too close to call, with 47 percent for Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz and 44 percent for U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, his Democratic challenger, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

There are wide party, gender, age and racial gaps, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds:
  • O'Rourke gets 87 - 9 percent support from Democrats and 51 - 37 percent backing from independent voters, as Republicans go to Cruz 88 - 6 percent;
  • Men back Cruz 51 - 40 percent, while women go 47 percent for O'Rourke and 43 percent for Cruz;
  • Voters 18 to 34 years old go Democratic 50 - 34 percent, while voters over 65 years old go Republican 50 - 43 percent;
  • White voters back Cruz 59 - 34 percent, as O'Rourke leads 78 - 18 percent among black voters and 51 - 33 percent among Hispanic voters.
Sen. Cruz gets lackluster grades, including a 47 - 45 percent job approval rating and a 46 - 44 percent favorability rating. O'Rourke gets a 30 - 16 percent favorability rating, but 53 percent of Texas voters don't know enough about him to form an opinion of him.

Texas voters "like Ted Cruz as a person" 47 - 38 percent. Voters "like Beto O'Rourke as a person" 40 - 13 percent with 47 percent undecided.

"Democrats have had a target on Sen. Ted Cruz's back, and they may be hitting the mark. Once expected to 'cruise' to reelection, the incumbent is in a tight race with Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.

"The key may well be independent voters. O'Rourke's 51 - 37 percent lead among that group is key to his standing today. But Texas remains a strong GOP state so O'Rourke will need the independent strength to pull the upset."

At 25 percent each, immigration and health care are the most important issues in their U.S. Senate vote, with 22 percent for the economy and 16 percent for gun policy.

Voters say Cruz would do a better job than O'Rourke on a number of issues:
  • 51 - 35 percent that Cruz would do a better job on the economy;
  • 49 - 36 percent for Cruz on taxes;
  • 43 percent say Cruz would do a better job on health care, as 42 percent say O'Rourke would be better;
  • 46 - 38 percent that Cruz would be better on immigration;
  • 50 - 37 percent that Cruz would be better on gun policy.
Governor's Race

In the Texas governor's race, Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott tops former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez 49 - 40 percent and leads entrepreneur Andrew White 48 - 41 percent.

Voters approve 54 - 33 percent of the job Gov. Abbott is doing and give him a 51 - 33 percent favorability. His challengers are largely unknown as 65 percent don't know enough about Valdez to form an opinion of her and 72 percent don't know enough about White.

"Gov. Greg Abbott has a modest lead over each of the two people vying for the Democratic nomination. But what is significant is that governors with 54 percent job approval ratings rarely lose," Brown said. President Trump's Approval

Texas voters disapprove 52 - 43 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing. Republicans approve 85 - 13 percent. Disapproval is 90 - 8 percent among Democrats and 64 - 28 percent among independent voters.

President Trump will not be an important factor in their U.S. Senate vote, 43 percent of Texas voters say, while 26 percent say their vote will be more to express support for Trump and 27 percent say their vote will be more to express opposition.

Texas voters approve 39 - 30 percent of the job U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is doing.

From April 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,029 Texas voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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1. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Lupe Valdez the Democrat and Greg Abbott the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Valdez               40%     4%    87%    42%    31%    48%    32%    26%
Abbott               49     93      8     41     56     44     60     66
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      1      1      1      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      2      3      1      1      2
DK/NA                 9      3      4     14     10      8      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Valdez               51%    34%    37%    40%    24%    33%    29%    75%    51%
Abbott               30     57     56     53     66     59     63     18     37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      1      1      1      -      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                17      7      5      6      6      6      6      5     12
 
 
2. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew White the Democrat and Greg Abbott the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
White                41%     4%    89%    44%    33%    48%    34%    31%
Abbott               48     90      6     39     55     41     59     63
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      3      3      1      1      2
DK/NA                 9      5      4     13      8     10      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
White                48%    41%    39%    39%    27%    37%    33%    73%    49%
Abbott               31     49     55     54     67     56     61     15     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      2      -      2      1      1      1      3
DK/NA                17      8      4      7      4      6      5     11     12
 
 
3. Is your opinion of Greg Abbott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            51%    87%    18%    43%    57%    46%    59%    63%
Unfavorable          33      5     62     40     31     35     33     24
Hvn't hrd enough     14      6     18     15     12     16      6     12
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      1      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            30%    55%    60%    55%    67%    56%    61%    30%    40%
Unfavorable          42     34     30     29     26     30     29     50     37
Hvn't hrd enough     27      7      8     13      6     12      9     19     20
REFUSED               1      4      2      2      -      2      1      2      3
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Lupe Valdez favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            20%     5%    44%    19%    16%    23%    20%    12%
Unfavorable          14     25      3      9     20      8     20     17
Hvn't hrd enough     65     69     53     71     63     68     59     70
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            24%    18%    19%    19%    11%    20%    16%    26%    28%
Unfavorable           6     19     17     13     27     12     19      3      8
Hvn't hrd enough     69     61     63     66     61     67     64     69     63
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      2      1
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Andrew White favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            17%     5%    34%    18%    14%    20%    18%    13%
Unfavorable           9     17      2      5     14      5     12     11
Hvn't hrd enough     72     75     60     75     70     73     68     75
REFUSED               2      2      3      2      2      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            19%    14%    18%    18%    11%    19%    16%    31%    16%
Unfavorable           7     11      8      9     17      6     11      4      7
Hvn't hrd enough     72     74     71     70     69     73     72     63     74
REFUSED               2      2      3      3      2      2      2      2      3
 
 
6. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Beto O'Rourke the Democrat and Ted Cruz the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
O'Rourke             44%     6%    87%    51%    40%    47%    39%    29%
Cruz                 47     88      9     37     51     43     54     64
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 8      5      5      9      7      8      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
O'Rourke             50%    45%    41%    43%    33%    36%    34%    78%    51%
Cruz                 34     48     53     50     61     57     59     18     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      -      1      1      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      1      1      1      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                13      5      5      6      4      5      5      4     14
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Beto O'Rourke favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            30%     8%    54%    35%    28%    31%    31%    20%
Unfavorable          16     29      2     13     24     10     23     19
Hvn't hrd enough     53     62     44     51     48     58     46     61
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            35%    28%    28%    31%    22%    28%    25%    51%    31%
Unfavorable          12     18     18     15     29     14     21      1     12
Hvn't hrd enough     52     54     53     53     48     57     53     48     57
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      -      1      1      -      -
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Ted Cruz favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            46%    86%     9%    34%    50%    41%    52%    61%
Unfavorable          44      8     77     54     41     47     44     30
Hvn't hrd enough     10      6     12     10      8     11      3      8
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            35%    45%    53%    48%    61%    53%    56%    17%    35%
Unfavorable          49     46     41     43     35     39     37     76     42
Hvn't hrd enough     14      8      6      8      4      8      6      6     20
REFUSED               3      1      1      1      1      -      1      -      3
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Greg Abbott is handling his job as governor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              54%    91%    18%    46%    60%    49%    59%    66%
Disapprove           33      4     65     41     30     37     34     26
DK/NA                12      6     16     13     10     14      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    59%    60%    59%    67%    58%    62%    34%    46%
Disapprove           40     33     31     33     27     33     30     49     36
DK/NA                22      8      9      8      6      9      8     17     18
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ted Cruz is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              47%    85%    13%    35%    52%    43%    52%    64%
Disapprove           45     10     74     59     43     47     44     33
DK/NA                 8      4     12      7      6      9      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              36%    48%    52%    53%    60%    56%    58%    20%    37%
Disapprove           52     49     43     41     37     40     39     78     44
DK/NA                12      4      5      7      3      4      3      3     19
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Cornyn is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    64%    20%    34%    44%    35%    48%    44%
Disapprove           30      9     52     35     30     31     32     22
DK/NA                30     27     28     32     26     34     20     34
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    36%    47%    46%    49%    44%    46%    26%    32%
Disapprove           27     34     31     32     27     28     27     44     30
DK/NA                46     30     22     22     25     29     27     31     38
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              43%    85%     8%    28%    48%    39%    52%    61%
Disapprove           52     13     90     64     47     57     44     35
DK/NA                 5      2      3      8      5      4      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    46%    49%    49%    60%    54%    56%     7%    30%
Disapprove           67     50     49     47     36     43     40     86     65
DK/NA                 5      4      2      4      4      3      4      7      5
 
 
13. Would you say that Ted Cruz - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    86%    21%    38%    55%    45%    56%    64%
No                   40      8     70     50     36     43     38     28
DK/NA                10      6     10     12      9     12      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    49%    57%    57%    65%    55%    60%    25%    40%
No                   50     44     37     30     28     37     33     62     47
DK/NA                15      7      6     14      7      8      7     13     13
 
 
14. Would you say that Ted Cruz - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  52%    87%    28%    38%    56%    49%    56%    68%
No                   40      9     68     49     36     43     40     28
DK/NA                 8      4      5     13      7      8      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  44%    52%    57%    55%    64%    61%    62%    28%    43%
No                   43     44     38     38     33     36     34     62     44
DK/NA                13      4      5      7      3      4      4     10     13
 
 
15. Would you say that Ted Cruz - cares about average Texans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  51%    88%    18%    39%    56%    46%    59%    66%
No                   42     10     73     50     37     46     39     31
DK/NA                 8      2      9     11      7      8      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  40%    53%    56%    52%    62%    63%    62%    22%    38%
No                   45     44     41     40     35     35     35     71     45
DK/NA                15      3      3      7      3      2      3      7     16
 
 
16. Would you say that Ted Cruz - is someone who shares your values, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  46%    86%     9%    37%    52%    41%    50%    63%
No                   47     10     86     57     44     51     44     33
DK/NA                 6      4      6      7      5      8      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  35%    44%    52%    50%    61%    52%    56%    23%    35%
No                   58     52     42     43     36     41     39     74     55
DK/NA                 7      4      6      7      2      7      5      3      9
 
 
17. Would you say that Beto O'Rourke - is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  34%    14%    60%    37%    34%    34%    36%    26%
No                   13     16      5     16     15     11     12     13
DK/NA                53     70     35     48     50     54     51     61
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  38%    33%    33%    35%    30%    32%    31%    41%    42%
No                   16     14     13      9     17      9     13     10     15
DK/NA                46     53     54     56     53     59     56     49     43
 
 
18. Would you say that Beto O'Rourke - has good leadership skills, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%    13%    60%    41%    32%    37%    34%    28%
No                   18     25      7     16     22     14     19     19
DK/NA                48     61     34     43     46     49     47     52
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  47%    36%    25%    32%    27%    35%    31%    45%    40%
No                   15     17     23     15     25     14     19     10     18
DK/NA                37     47     52     53     48     51     50     45     42
 
 
19. Would you say that Beto O'Rourke - cares about average Texans, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%    20%    65%    47%    39%    43%    42%    33%
No                   17     22      7     17     24     12     17     17
DK/NA                42     58     28     36     38     45     41     50
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  49%    41%    38%    39%    35%    40%    37%    51%    48%
No                   18     17     19     13     24     11     17      9     20
DK/NA                33     42     42     47     41     49     45     39     32
 
 
20. Would you say that Beto O'Rourke - is someone who shares your values, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  31%     9%    60%    35%    30%    33%    31%    22%
No                   26     38     10     24     31     21     28     28
DK/NA                43     53     30     41     39     46     41     51
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  34%    36%    27%    31%    23%    29%    26%    47%    39%
No                   29     23     26     25     34     22     28     15     26
DK/NA                36     40     47     44     43     48     46     38     35
 
 
21. In general, do you like Ted Cruz's positions on issues, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Like positions   47%    87%    11%    37%    52%    43%    52%    63%
No                   46      9     81     56     41     51     44     31
DK/NA                 7      4      7      7      8      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Like positions   39%    42%    53%    50%    61%    54%    57%    20%    38%
No                   53     49     42     45     34     41     38     76     51
DK/NA                 7      9      5      5      5      5      5      4     11
 
 
22. In general, do you like Beto O'Rourke's positions on issues, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Like positions   33%     8%    61%    41%    31%    35%    34%    23%
No                   26     41      9     22     31     23     28     28
DK/NA                40     51     30     37     38     42     37     49
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Like positions   37%    35%    27%    37%    24%    32%    29%    50%    40%
No                   30     23     29     22     36     22     28     16     25
DK/NA                33     42     44     41     39     46     43     35     34
 
 
23. In general, do you like Ted Cruz as a person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Like as person   47%    76%    23%    38%    52%    42%    46%    61%
No                   38     11     66     45     32     43     43     28
DK/NA                15     13     11     17     16     15     11     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Like as person   41%    43%    50%    56%    55%    52%    53%    29%    44%
No                   43     42     36     33     31     39     36     49     41
DK/NA                16     16     14     11     13      9     11     22     15
 
 
24. In general, do you like Beto O'Rourke as a person, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Like as person   40%    21%    65%    44%    39%    42%    38%    29%
No                   13     19      2     14     14     11     12     15
DK/NA                47     60     33     42     47     47     50     56
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Like as person   49%    37%    38%    40%    31%    36%    34%    49%    52%
No                   16     12     11     11     16     11     14      6     15
DK/NA                34     51     52     49     53     53     53     44     33
 
 
25. What is the most important issue to you in deciding how to vote in this year's election for United States Senator: the economy, taxes, health care, immigration, or gun policy?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy              22%    25%    15%    22%    26%    18%    22%    18%
Taxes                 7      7      6      7      9      5      8      7
Health care          25     13     39     26     19     29     22     23
Immigration          25     38     16     23     23     26     29     29
Gun policy           16     13     21     16     16     15     12     18
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   4      2      1      5      3      4      5      3
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      3      2      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Economy              23%    24%    21%    18%    25%    16%    20%    16%    23%
Taxes                 6      6      7      8     10      6      7      4      6
Health care          26     22     24     26     19     27     23     35     26
Immigration          21     25     27     29     26     31     29     10     28
Gun policy           16     16     16     15     14     16     15     25     12
SOMETHING ELSE(VOL)   7      5      1      1      4      3      4      7      3
DK/NA                 -      2      4      2      2      2      2      2      2
 
 
26. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - the economy: Ted Cruz or Beto O'Rourke?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cruz                 51%    87%    14%    42%    56%    47%    56%    67%
O'Rourke             35      5     72     41     31     39     33     21
DK/NA                14      8     14     16     13     14     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cruz                 44%    53%    53%    52%    66%    57%    61%    19%    45%
O'Rourke             38     34     34     38     23     30     27     62     41
DK/NA                18     13     13     10     11     13     12     19     15
 
 
27. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - taxes: Ted Cruz or Beto O'Rourke?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cruz                 49%    85%    12%    39%    54%    44%    56%    63%
O'Rourke             36      6     75     40     31     40     32     25
DK/NA                15      9     13     20     15     16     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cruz                 41%    49%    53%    50%    65%    55%    59%    22%    38%
O'Rourke             38     37     35     38     25     32     28     55     44
DK/NA                21     14     13     13     11     14     12     23     18
 
 
28. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - health care: Ted Cruz or Beto O'Rourke?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cruz                 43%    77%     7%    36%    48%    38%    48%    58%
O'Rourke             42      9     81     46     37     46     38     29
DK/NA                15     15     12     18     15     16     14     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cruz                 27%    46%    49%    48%    57%    50%    53%    14%    32%
O'Rourke             53     39     37     43     32     35     33     68     50
DK/NA                20     16     15      9     12     15     13     18     18
 
 
29. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - immigration: Ted Cruz or Beto O'Rourke?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cruz                 46%    85%     9%    36%    52%    40%    52%    61%
O'Rourke             38      7     78     45     32     44     36     28
DK/NA                16      8     14     19     15     16     13     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cruz                 36%    49%    52%    48%    61%    52%    56%    15%    36%
O'Rourke             42     36     39     41     29     34     32     66     43
DK/NA                22     16      9     12      9     13     12     19     21
 
 
30. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - gun policy: Ted Cruz or Beto O'Rourke?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cruz                 50%    84%    13%    43%    59%    42%    53%    64%
O'Rourke             37      5     74     43     29     44     35     25
DK/NA                13     11     13     14     12     14     12     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cruz                 40%    58%    52%    47%    66%    53%    59%    19%    42%
O'Rourke             43     31     36     42     25     35     30     66     41
DK/NA                16     11     12     11      9     13     11     15     17
 
 
                     GUN.........  DENSITY............
                     HsHld  Owner  City   Suburb Rural
 
Cruz                 60%    66%    46%    47%    61%
O'Rourke             27     24     40     39     28
DK/NA                13     10     13     14     12
 
 
31. Do you think that - Ted Cruz is too conservative, too liberal, or neither of those?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too conservative     41%    16%    72%    45%    37%    45%    44%    32%
Too liberal           4      5      2      6      5      3      3      4
Neither              48     74     19     42     51     45     49     59
DK/NA                 7      4      7      7      6      7      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too conservative     54%    36%    37%    39%    37%    39%    38%    61%    41%
Too liberal           4      5      3      5      3      3      3      2      6
Neither              37     52     55     47     56     52     54     28     43
DK/NA                 5      6      5     10      3      6      5     10      9
 
 
32. Do you think that - Beto O'Rourke is too conservative, too liberal, or neither of those?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too conservative      3%     3%     2%     4%     5%     2%     2%     2%
Too liberal          21     34      6     18     28     14     28     21
Neither              48     22     73     56     41     53     41     38
DK/NA                29     41     19     22     27     31     29     38
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too conservative      4%     3%     4%     2%     2%     1%     2%     5%     4%
Too liberal          15     25     25     17     33     18     25      8     17
Neither              58     44     40     49     35     44     40     67     57
DK/NA                23     28     31     32     29     37     34     19     22
 
 
33. Will your vote in this year's election for United States Senator be more to express support for President Trump, more to express opposition to President Trump, or will President Trump not be an important factor in your vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              26%    61%     2%    13%    29%    24%    32%    40%
Opposition           27      3     57     32     24     30     23     21
Not important factor 43     35     39     51     45     42     44     33
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      2      5      1      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              17%    25%    31%    33%    37%    35%    36%     4%    15%
Opposition           34     27     24     27     18     26     22     53     29
Not important factor 47     47     44     34     43     34     38     40     52
DK/NA                 3      1      2      6      2      4      3      3      4