Poll: Trump up 6 over Clinton in Texas
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Trump takes 42 percent to Clinton’s 36 percent in the Emerson College Polling Society survey released Tuesday.


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Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, defeated President Obama 57 percent to 41 percent in Texas four years ago.

The poll found that both Clinton and Trump are unpopular in Texas. 

Thirty-eight percent of voters view Trump favorably, while 58 percent have an unfavorable view of the GOP nominee.

Clinton's favorability in Texas is at just 33 percent, while 58 percent also view her unfavorably.

Tuesday’s poll additionally found that 46 percent say Clinton will defeat Trump this November, versus 40 percent predicting the billionaire’s victory instead.

The Emerson College Polling Society conducted its latest sampling of 700 likely general election voters in Texas via landline telephone interviews from Sept. 7-10. It has a 3.6 percent margin of error.

Texas has not backed a Democratic presidential nominee since 1976, when Jimmy Carter beat Republican incumbent Gerald Ford.

Recent polls show a tightening White House race between Clinton and Trump at both the state and national levels.

A NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released earlier Tuesday, for example, found Clinton topping Trump by a mere 4 points nationally, down from 6 points last week.

Clinton leads Trump by about 2 percent nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.