Clinton's approval rating is at 50 percent with 43 percent disapproving, strong marks for any politician in the state — especially a Democrat. In hypothetical matchups, she leads Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul MORE (R-Fla.) 46 percent to 45 percent, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) 45 to 43.

The poll is the latest evidence that Clinton would start off the 2016 presidential race with an immense amount of goodwill, should she decide to run, as well as a sign that Texas's shifting demographics could transform it into a swing state.

Clinton's edge increases considerably when she is paired against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R): She'd lead the former presidential candidate by 50 to 42 percent. Seven in 10 voters don't want Perry to run for president again.

Rubio leads a pack of potential GOP presidential primary candidates with 21 percent support, followed by 14 percent for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), 13 percent for Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senator asks to be taken off Moore fundraising appeals Red state lawmakers find blue state piggy bank Prosecutors tell Paul to expect federal charges against attacker: report MORE (R-Ky.), 11 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Pence: Praying 'takes nothing away' from trying to figure out causes behind mass shooting MORE (R-Wis.), 9 percent for Christie, 4 percent for Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), and 2 percent for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R).

The automated poll of 500 Texas voters and an oversample of 400 usual Republican primary voters was conducted from Jan. 24-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, with a 4.9 percentage point margin of error for the GOP primary numbers.