Poll: Texas voters aren’t pleased with Senators Cruz, Cornyn

Jun 20, 2017

US Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
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Yesterday HPPR reported on a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll that showed Gov. Greg Abbott outperforming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus among Texas voters. Today, we’re going to see how Texans are feeling about some of the state’s other lawmakers.

Both of the Lone Star State’s US Senators performed very poorly in the poll. Sen. Ted Cruz’s number are underwater by six points, with 44 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing, while only 38 percent approve.

His fellow Senator John Cornyn’s numbers are even more bleak.  Only 28 percent of voters approve of Cornyn’s performance, while 41 percent disapprove.

However, Cornyn isn’t up for re-election until 2020, while Ted Cruz will have to defend his seat next year from upstart West Texan Beto O’Rourke. But O'Rourke has his work cut out. Seventy percent of the Texas electorate still have no opinion on the young Congressman from El Paso.