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Texas Senate Poll Puts Cruz Ahead of Dewhurst, 49%-44%

Texas lawyer Ted Cruz leads Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst among Republican voters in a survey before a runoff election to pick the party’s candidate to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate

Cruz topped Dewhurst 49 percent to 44 percent, according to the automated telephone survey by Public Policy Polling in Raleigh, North Carolina. Almost three weeks remain before the vote on July 31.