President Donald Trump is in a tight contest with any one of seven top Democratic challengers in the 2020 presidential race in historically red-leaning Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
Former Vice President Joseph Biden leads Trump 48 percent to 44 percent in the state.
Trump is ahead in Texas against the other top contenders, but only by the narrowest of margins. For example, he edges out Sen. Elizabeth Warren 46 percent to 45 percent, while he has an advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders 47 percent to 44 percent and against South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg of only 46 percent to 44 percent.
Other results from the survey show:
- In the Trump-Biden matchup, women back Biden 54 percent to 39 percent, while men support the president 50 percent to 42 percent.
- White voters support Trump 60 percent to 33 percent, while Biden leads among blacks 86 percent to 7 percent and among Hispanics 59 percent to 33 percent.
- Among independent voters, Biden has a 55 percent to 33 percent advantage.
- Forty-eight percent of Texas voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 49 percent disapprove.
- Biden leads the primary with 30 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaders, followed by 16 percent for Beto O’Rourke, 15 percent for Sanders, and 11 percent for Warren.
- Sixty percent of Texas Democrats and Democratic leaders say O’Rourke should challenge Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in 2020, rather than continue his campaign for president.
The poll was conducted from May 29 until June 4 among 1,159 Texas voters with a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
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