A new poll from Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling (PDF) indicates U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leads U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso), 48%-45%, among “registered voters.” The poll was conducted for Protect Our Care, a group fighting efforts to repeal the federal Affordable Care Act.

The most interesting result from the poll is that neither candidate is, on balance, very popular. Respondents were evenly split on whether the view O’Rourke favorably (39/40) while Cruz received a slightly unfavorable (43/48) review of his job performance. President Trump’s job approval rating falls in between (47/50).

Consistent with most recent polls, this one shows a strong gender gap.

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