AUSTIN — With less than a month to go until midterm elections, there have been varying results from polls released recently. In fact, new numbers came out Thursday morning about the U.S. Senate race in Texas that has people from around the country tuned in.

Quinnipiac University has received national recognition for its independent surveys with data collected from people around the United States. These polls usually revolve around the political atmosphere and public policy.

According to Quinnipiac, Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz holds a 54-45 percent lead over U.S. Rep. and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, based on data collected from likely Texas voters. Cruz had about the exact same lead from a Quinnipiac poll released on Sept. 18.

This most recent poll also said that men back Cruz 62-37 percent while women support O'Rourke 52-46. While O'Rourke has been preaching bipartisanship during his campaign, he leads 93 percent among Democrats while Republicans back Cruz 94 percent.

In terms of what is the most important issue Texas is currently facing, 26 percent of these likely voters said immigration with 19 percent saying it is the economy.

The race also featured numbers from the Governor's race in Texas. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has a 20-point lead over Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez.

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