Poll: Biden, Sanders tied in Texas, followed by Warren

Poll: Biden, Sanders tied in Texas, followed by Warren
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake Cori Bush dismisses concerns of being 'co-opted' by establishment The Memo: Biden prepares for sea of challenges MORE (I-Vt.) are in a statistical tie among primary voters in Texas, followed by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden pick for Pentagon cruises through confirmation hearing Senate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Biden consumer bureau pick could take over agency on Inauguration Day MORE (D-Mass.), according to a poll released Monday from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

The survey found Biden with 22.5 percent support in the Lone Star State and Sanders with 22.1 percent, followed by Warren with 18.3 percent. No other candidate cleared the 15 percent threshold necessary to claim delegates in the state.

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg pulled 13.4 percent in the poll, followed by former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate majority offers Biden new avenues on Trump environmental rollbacks | Democrats eye action on range of climate bills | Biden pushing to cancel Keystone XL pipeline as soon as he takes office: reports Biden rolls out group of deputy secretary nominees On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE with 11.9 percent and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Senate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority Google completes Fitbit acquisition MORE (D-Minn.) with 7.2 percent. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (D-Hawaii) received 3.5 percent support, followed by businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerOn The Trail: The political losers of 2020 Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Late donor surges push election spending projections to new heights MORE with 1.1 percent.


Broken down by ethnicity, the results show Sanders continuing to enjoy a large lead among Latino voters, who also overwhelmingly supported him in the Nevada caucuses. Sanders led with 30.3 percent of Latino voters, followed by Biden with 18.9 percent and Warren with 16.8 percent.

Biden led among African Americans by an even wider margin, with 45.8 percent, compared to 17 percent for Bloomberg and Sanders with 15.1 percent. This is in contrast to South Carolina, the first primary state with a large portion of African American voters, where Biden’s African American support has eroded in recent months with Sanders only a few points behind.

Sanders also leads with women in the state, at 22.1 percent, followed by Warren with 21 percent and Biden with 20.7 percent.

The poll was conducted online between Feb. 6 and Feb. 18 among 1,352 respondents. It has a 2.7-point margin of error.