Poll: Biden leads Trump in Texas

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Biden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Biden: Comment that DOJ should prosecute those who defy subpoenas 'not appropriate' MORE has a modest lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE in red Texas, while the rest of the Democratic field runs close to the president, according to a new survey. 

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds Biden leading Trump by 4 points in Texas, 48 percent to 44 percent.

The rest of the Democratic field isn’t far behind.


Trump edges Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats scramble to reach deal on taxes Ethics office warned officials about unnecessary trades Fed imposes tougher rules on financial trades amid scandal MORE (Mass.) 46 percent to 45 percent. In a head-to-head match-up against Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden says expanding Medicare to include hearing, dental and vision a 'reach' Schumer endorses democratic socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor's race On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants MORE (I-Vt.), Trump leads 47 percent to 44 percent. Trump leads former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas) 48 percent to 45 percent and he holds a 47 percent-to-43 percent advantage over Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia Biden, Harris mark 10th anniversary of MLK memorial Watch live: Biden, Harris deliver remarks at MLK Jr. Memorial anniversary MORE (Calif.). 

The Democrats are boosted in the poll by independent voters and a yawning gender gap. 

In the Trump-Biden matchup, Trump leads among men by 8 points, while Biden leads by 15 points among women.

Trump leads Biden 60 percent to 33 percent among white voters, but Biden takes 86 percent of black voters and 59 percent of Hispanic voters.

Trump and Biden each pull at least 90 percent support from within their own parties, but independent voters back Biden by a margin of 55 percent to 33 percent.

Biden is also dominating the Democratic primary in Texas, which is one of a dozen states to vote on Super Tuesday on March 3. Biden takes 30 percent support among Democrats in the poll, followed by O’Rourke at 16 percent, Sanders at 15 percent and Warren at 11 percent.

“The numbers are good for Vice President Joseph Biden who dominates the field in a Democratic primary and has the best showing in a head-to-head match-up against President Donald Trump,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“In historically red-leaning Texas, the report for the rest of the Democratic field is not so bad either, which could spell trouble for President Trump. It is the largest state in the country with a Republican edge. The president, who is on the wrong side of a too-close-to-call matchup with Biden, barely inches up in similar matchups with all the other Democrats.” 

Trump’s job approval in Texas is at 48 percent positive and 49 percent negative, with 55 percent of men approving of the job he’s doing and 55 percent of women disapproving.

Fifty-six percent of voters say they’re better off financially today than they were in 2016.

Trump won Texas by 9 points over former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMeghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Hill: Trump reelection would spur 'one constitutional crisis after another' Trump defends indicted GOP congressman MORE in the past election, but Democrats have long dreamed of turning the Lone Star State blue and gaining control of its 38 Electoral College votes.

In 2018, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE (R-Texas) eked out a hard-fought victory over O’Rourke with 51 percent of the vote. 

A strong majority of Democrats in the survey, 60 percent, said they’d like to see O’Rourke abandon his presidential hopes and run again for Senate against Sen. John CornynJohn CornynCornyn raises more than M for Senate GOP Is the Biden administration afraid of trade? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Texas), who is up for reelection.

The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,159 Texas voters was conducted between May 29 and June 4 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.