Ted Cruz: Something Something NFL Kevin Bacon

The Washington Examiner reports:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz used a tweet from actor Kevin Bacon to take a shot at his Democratic opponent in the 2018 midterm election on Thursday. Bacon, well known for his roles in movies such as “Footloose,” shared a viral video on Twitter of Beto O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso vying for Cruz’s Senate seat, telling voters why he supports NFL protests during the national anthem. Cruz argued that while Hollywood might like this sort of video, most Texans would not.

NBC News has a new poll today:

As Texas Democrats attempt to win a major statewide contest for the first time in almost three decades, a new NBC News/Marist poll finds Democrat Beto O’Rourke trailing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz by just 4 percentage points.

O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso who has ignited Democratic hopes with his impressive fundraising, has 45 percent support among registered voters compared with Cruz’s 49 percent. Six percent of voters remain undecided.

While both candidates have largely consolidated their bases — with O’Rourke capturing the support of 90 percent of Democrats and Cruz securing 91 percent of Republicans — independents in the state are equally split: Forty-six percent of them back O’Rourke, while 45 percent support Cruz.