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University of Houston: Cruz Competitive With Latinos; potential Democratic Runoff on Horizon

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2024

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Today, the University of Houston released a new poll that shows Ted Cruz holds a narrow 41% to 37% lead over Congressman Allred among Latino likely voters.

Meanwhile, Texas Democrats still have a choice on who is best to take on Ted Cruz with a large percentage of voters undecided (38%) on their choice in the March ballot just 19 days from early vote.  

The Hobby poll also shows Gutierrez in a stronger position with Independent voters than Congressman Allred. Further, a recent Unidos US poll shows Gutierrez with stronger Latino support in the general election against Cruz than Allred. 

“As we near two weeks to early vote, it’s clear Democratic voters need to hear directly from the candidates at the top of the ticket,” said Sam Robles, campaign manager for Roland Gutierrez’s U.S. Senate. “Democracy is about choices, and voters deserve to hear from their candidates beyond commercials and slogans. That’s why televised debates hosted by journalists have been a pillar of our modern democracy. Voters deserve an opportunity to see the candidates answer the tough questions, and then make a choice on who to send to Washington and fight for them.”

“Senator Roland Gutierrez has accepted 4 televised debates, we welcome Congressman Allred to join us and provide voters the information they deserve. At a time when democracy is under attack, these voters deserve nothing less.”