We've been watching some of the Senate races lately, and if the trends we're seeing continue, it will be an interesting summer and fall for a number of campaigns.
Today we're looking at Texas and what people are discussing when they talk about the race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.
Because he will be playing a significant role in any race this year, we start by looking at the public opinion of President Trump. Recent online discussions from Texas mentioning the President have a neutral sentiment indicating that he isn't impacting the race for either candidate to any great extent.
The most discussed issues for both Cruz and O'Rourke over the last month have been gun control, immigration, and taxation. The sentiment expressed on increased gun control was the most intense, with it being a strong negative among Cruz supporters and a positive among those leaning O'Rourke.
Overall, Cruz is maintaining a 54-46 lead in support among those Texans discussing the race online, but O'Rourke has shown strength over the past month indicating this will be a race that could hold some surprises over the next few months.
Eyesover Technologies’ analysis of the Texas Senate race consists of continuously measuring mentions of each candidate and relevant issues from a daily average of approximately 10,000 comments from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reddit, and translating those mentions into voter intention with our proprietary algorithms.