The Texas Red River actually does run red just like many Texans’ politics. The last Democratic Governor was Ann Richards from 1991 to 1995, mother of former President of Planned Parent Cecile Richards. President Lyndon B. Johnson was from Texas and Democrats appear to be moving to the forefront in the upcoming 2020 race. Former Representative and former presidential opponent Beto O’Rourke gave Republican Senator Ted Cruz an uncomfortable run for his money. Now this surprise.
Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has taken the lead over Donald Trump, according to the latest poll, Public Policy Polling (PPP). Biden took a 47 percent lead against Trump’s 46 percent. Of course, that was well within the 3.1+/- percentage point margin of error. Biden won the Lone Star State in the Democratic primary.
In a separate earlier University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, female voters were split evenly, 46 percent to 46 percent, between the two candidates. Conversely, Trump took 53 percent of the male voters, and Biden, 41 percent.
The PPP poll indicated that the coronavirus pandemic may be affecting Texan voters. Only 46 percent of them approved of the president’s job. On the other hand, 49 percent disapproved. Compare that to the 58 percent approval rating of Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s job performance. Only 30 percent of the voters disapproved.
The poll taken by the University of Texas-Texa Tribune released its latest poll last week. During that snapshot in time, Trump was in the lead, overtaking Biden by 5 points. Democrats and Republicans stayed loyal to their party’s candidate.
Last November 2019, Trump was leading the Democrat by seven percentage points. In the latest PPP poll, the difference was that Independents appear to not have decided. There was 39 percent for Trump, 29 percent for Biden, and 32 percent undecided.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) decided to increase its Battleground Build-Up 2020 Program in February and set their sites on flipping Texas for the Democrats. The last time a president won the state of Texas was President Jimmy Carter in 1976.
The Public Policy Polling interviews were held on April 27 and 28 among 1,032 random likely voters.
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