Poll: Trump statistically tied with Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke in Texas

Poll: Trump statistically tied with Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke in Texas
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In the Quinnipiac University survey of Texas voters, Trump gets the support of 47 percent respondents in hypothetical match-ups with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden is keeping the filibuster to have 'a Joe Manchin presidency' On The Money: Biden to fire FHFA director after Supreme Court removes restriction | Yellen pleads with Congress to raise debt ceiling MORE (I-Vt.), and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeTexans split on whether Abbott deserves reelection: poll O'Rourke considering Texas governor bid: report O'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid MORE (D-Texas), who received 46 percent, 45 percent, and 46 percent support, respectively, from voters in the poll.


Each of those hypothetical contests fall within the poll's margin of error, 3.4 percentage points. In addition, Trump sits within single digits of other announced 2020 Democratic challengers in the poll, including former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRick Scott blocks Senate vote on top cyber nominee until Harris visits border Head of Border Patrol resigning from post Migrant children face alarming conditions in US shelter: BBC investigation MORE (Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Overnight Health Care: CDC panel meets on vaccines and heart inflammation | Health officials emphasize vaccine is safe | Judge rules Missouri doesn't have to implement Medicaid expansion Democrats urge Biden to extend moratorium on student loan payments MORE (Mass.)

Harris, Castro and Warren each won the support of 41 percent of poll respondents in potential match-ups against the president in the poll, though against Castro, a San Antonio native and former mayor, Trump won only 46 percent of the hypothetical vote, compared to 48 percent against the two senators.

Biden and O'Rourke are the only Democrats with favorability ratings above water in the poll, with Texas voters who were surveyed approving of Biden by a margin of 48 percent to 38 percent and O'Rourke by a margin of 44 percent to 40 percent.

The rest either had largely negative favorability ratings among a majority of Texas voters, or had little name recognition.

"Former Vice President Joe Biden has the highest favorability of any of the contenders and has a better net favorability than President Trump," said Peter Brown, the Quinnipiac poll's assistant director. "Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke also does relatively well on favorability and in a matchup with Trump, but that may well be due to O'Rourke being a home-state favorite.

"But former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is also a former San Antonio mayor, does not do as well as O'Rourke," Brown added.

Quinnipiac's poll surveyed 1,222 Texas voters between Feb. 20-25.