Biden, O'Rourke top 2020 Dems in Texas survey

Biden, O'Rourke top 2020 Dems in Texas survey
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Warren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll MORE and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke gun confiscation talk alarms Democrats NRA deems O'Rourke 'Salesman of the Month' after Arizona gun store sells out of AR-15s during 'Beto Special' MSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot MORE (D-Texas) lead the field of 2020 Democratic candidates in Texas, according to a poll released Monday.

Biden received the support of 23 percent of the likely Democratic primary voters in the Lone Star State who were polled, while O'Rourke was the favored pick for 22 percent of respondents.

“It looks like Beto O’Rourke does not have Texas locked up," Spencer Kimball, director of the Emerson Poll, said in a statement.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (I-Vt.) was the only other candidate to top 10 percent in Emerson's survey, polling third at 17 percent.

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll The polls are asking the wrong question Booker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding MORE polled at 8 percent and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Warren avoids attacks while building momentum Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (D-Mass.) had 7 percent, both ahead of the other Texas candidate in the race, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who was picked as their choice by 4 percent of respondents.

The Emerson College poll surveyed 342 likely Texas Democratic primary voters between April 25-28. The sample has a margin of error of 5.3 percentage points.

Texas's growing Democratic base is making it more likely to be a swing state in the 2020 election,  which could be significant for the party's nominee if it flips.