It is rare for an incumbent Senator entering an election year to have such low ratings as those seen by Texas politician and former Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz.
The Senator, who won his seat with a grassroots-based campaign in 2010 aided by funding from the Tea Party has now been identified by End Citizens United as one of the leading politicians accepting funds from special interest groups and the billionaire class of political donor; in a race with a virtual unknown in the shape of Democrat Beto O’Rourke, Cruz has seen his lead in the polls cut to just eight percent.
End Citizens United may have only been in existence for three years but it has already formed a major sphere of influence across the Democratic Party and led the arrival of a new generation of liberal politicians making their way to Washington D.C. in the last few years. The main success End Citizens United was involved in was the election of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama where former Federal Judge Roy Moore was the overwhelming favorite to move to Washington D.C.
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The 2018 Midterms are a moment for End Citizens United to explore their skills and growing level of experience in campaigning and electioneering which includes a growing level of skill in getting across the message of campaign funding being a major issue to be addressed. End Citizens United conducted a series of polls to gain a better understanding of the election race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke which showed Crus has a disapproval rating of 49 percent among Texan voters who are feeling he is not serving their needs ahead of those of special interest groups.
Beto O’Rourke has found himself struggling to get across his message of campaign financing reform with 61 percent of those polled reporting not knowing his political viewpoint. After the pledge made by Beto O’Rourke to the End Citizens United PAC was explained to voters during the poll the number of voters switching to the Democrat from the Republican grew by a large number. The initial poll about the Senate race showed the race had narrowed to just eight points with Cruz leading the battle for a seat in Washington D.C. After the position of O’Rourke was revealed regarding not taking funding from special interest groups the Democrat received a major boost to his polling numbers taking a lead of two points over the former candidate for the Presidency.