Cruz Race Tightens With Few Undecideds Left

The race in Texas is tightening. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz maintains a 5-point edge over Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

The race has become unusually close for a Republican stronghold as Election Day approaches. A Quinnipiac poll earlier this month showed O’Rourke stalled at 9 points behind Cruz.

“O’Rourke is within striking distance, but time is running out,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the poll.

O’Rourke has attracted celebrity endorsements and achieved record-breaking fundraising totals in his bid to unseat the polarizing senator and 2016 presidential candidate.

Read more at Roll Call.