Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst may be poised to just barely avoid a runoff in his bid to win the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a poll released Thursday.
The latest Public Policy Polling automated phone survey of Texas Republican primary voters finds Dewhurst with 46 percent support, followed by former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz at 29 percent. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert came in third with 15 percent support followed by former broadcaster and NFL player Craig James at 3 percent.
Dewhurst needs to break 50 percent to avoid a July 31 runoff.