Last updated on February 28th, 2019
Approval ratings are of utmost priority for reelection these days. Senator, John Cornyn (R), reportedly has a lower approval rating in his home state compared to Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Ted narrowly won reelection in 2018’s midterm elections.
According to the Quinnipiac University poll, published Tuesday, 43 percent of the people said they approve of the job Cornyn has done in Washington. This was in comparison to the 51 percent who had the same view about Cruz.
The poll showed that the number of voters having no opinion about Cornyn’s performance being more than that of Cruz’s. The polls also alleged that some people were aware of the senior senator and his legislative record at the upper level.
Cornyn’s disapproval rating was notably much lower than expected because only 26 percent of Texas voters disapproved of his performance, compared to the 40 percent who were unhappy with Cruz’s performance.
The poll come as former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D), who lost by a small margin to Cruz in November, said he is looking forward to run for the White House in 2020 and has been pushed to challenge Cornyn in Texas.
“I’m trying to figure out how I can best serve this country — where I can do the greatest good for the United States of America. So, yeah, I’m thinking through that and it, you know, may involve running for the presidency. It may involve something else,” O’Rourke said earlier this month when asked whether he would challenge the senior Texas senator. “I won’t be limited by, you know, the end of this month. But I expect to be able to get to a decision by the end of this month,” he added.
Polls have proved to be really worthy in the recent past. It has helped the people as well as the politicians to analyze the changes candidates must make to win back the audience’s interest. Besides, another recently concluded poll showed that President Trump’s approval ratings are following a downward trajectory, especially after he called the longest shut down in the history of the United States.