Analyst Moves Texas Senate Race To Toss-Up

The Hill reports:

The Cook Political Report on Friday updated its rating for Texas’s heated Senate race, moving it from leans Republican to toss-up amid new polls showing Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in a tightening race with Sen. Ted Cruz (R).

The change in rating Friday came amid two other Senate race changes, with the prediction website changing the race for Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-Mont.) seat from “likely” to “leans” Democratic, while the West Virginia Senate race moved from a toss-up to leaning in favor of incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D).

A survey by left-leaning pollster Public Policy Polling found Cruz with just a 3 point lead over his opponent on Thursday among registered Texas voters. A Reuters/Ipsos poll the day before found O’Rourke with a two-point lead.

The polls have been all over the place.