About one-third of Texas voters say they are unsure who they'll vote for in the general election or will support someone other than the major candidates, according to a new Texas statewide poll conducted by Leland Beatty.
The poll finds that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE leads Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE by about 7 points in the state. The presumptive GOP nominee garnered the support of 36.8 percent of respondents, while Clinton won the support of 29.7 percent. Only 2.6 percent of respondents support Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE.
Thirty-one percent of people surveyed said they were either unsure or would support someone other than the two major parties' presumptive nominees and Johnson.
For undecided voters or those not supporting the three candidates listed, the honesty and integrity of the candidates ranked as the most important issue, followed by the economy and jobs.
Over half of respondents who identified as Republicans said they may vote for down-ballot candidates outside the party, and about 27 percent of Republicans said they may not vote for a Republican at the top of the ticket.
The poll was conducted among 998 respondents from June 13-14. The margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.
Clinton won the Texas Democratic primary over Bernie SandersBernie SandersFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill top line higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war MORE by 32 points. Trump finished second in the GOP primary, trailing Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSchumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks Bipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy GOP senators seek to block dishonorable discharges for unvaccinated troops MORE by 17 points.