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Ted Cruz Nervous as Latest Poll Shows Texans Are Leaning Toward Beto O’Rourke

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The perennial speculation about whether deep red Texas could turn blue flared up with fresh legitimacy on Wednesday after a new Quinnipiac University poll indicated incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz could be in for a major surprise comes November.

The survey showed Cruz leading O’Rourke by only 3 percentage points — 47 to 44 percent — which falls within the margin of error, meaning the race is “too close to call.”

The candidates are neck and neck within their respective parties. According to the poll, 88% of Democrats support O’Rourke’s bid to replace Cruz, while 88% of Republicans support keeping Cruz in charge.

According to the poll, 46% of Texas voters view Cruz favorably, while 44% see him unfavorably. On the other hand, 30% of voters view O’Rourke favorably, but only 16% view him unfavorably. 53% of poll takers said they don’t know him enough to form an opinion.

Texans like what they see of O’Rourke so far. His favorable numbers with Democrats are a staggering 54% favorable to 2% unfavorable. Independents like him as a person by 3-to-1. Even Republicans are evenly split on that question.

If O’Rourke can reach those who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion to lean his way, this race could very well go to the Democrats, and that is worrying Ted Cruz and the GOP.

The new Quinnipiac poll, conducted April 12–17, surveyed 1,029 Texas voters and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Dumps 56,000 Pounds Of Milk Because ‘No One’s Buying It’

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The coronavirus pandemic has dried up the marketplace for dairy products as restaurants, schools and businesses in food service have been closed. Now, dairy farmers are flushing away milk because no one is buying.

Mark Mueller, a Wisconsin dairy farmer said he dumped 56,000 pounds of milk on Friday, blaming restaurant closures because there was no place for him to haul his product.

The milk harvested from the nearly 1,000 cows will rot, Mueller told WFRV.

Mueller said he’s worried the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing dairy farmers from getting their milk to the market.

“It’s really depressing,” said Mueller. “It’s like all your hard work just running down the drain.”

Another farmer, Farmer Ryan Elbe, said his dairy farm is dumping about 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) a day.

“We thought this would never happen,” Elbe said. “Everybody’s rushing to the grocery store to get food, and we have food that’s literally being dumped down the drain.”

CBS12 reported that Elbe’s cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, has agreed to pay them for milk that’s being dumped.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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