Biden leads in Texas, O'Rourke in second: poll

Biden leads in Texas, O'Rourke in second: poll
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report MORE leads the field of Democratic nominees in Texas while home-state candidate Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire Ted Cruz: Trump's chances of winning reelection are '50-50' MORE is in second, according to a poll released Monday.

Biden is the first choice of 23 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Lone Star State, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

O'Rourke, a former congressman who made a strong upset bid for Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTed Cruz: 'Fox News went all in for Trump' 2 Republican senators introduce resolution to label antifa as domestic terrorists Ted Cruz: Trump's chances of winning reelection are '50-50' MORE's (R) seat in 2018, sits in second in the Democratic field with 15 percent support.

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Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren warns another 'economic crash' is coming The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Medicare for All': The hype v. Maryland's reality Biden says he supports paying campaign staff minimum wage Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (I-Vt.) are statistically tied with O'Rourke at 14 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

No other candidate placed in double digits, with South Bend., Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegNashville radio host blocked by employer from airing his interview with Buttigieg Buttigieg says white supremacy could be 'issue that ends this country' Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE getting 8 percent support and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll New CBS poll shows Biden with 7-point lead in New Hampshire MORE (D-Calif.) receiving 5 percent.

The other Texan in the race, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, polled at 3 percent.

“After four months of campaigning, Castro’s numbers remain unchanged in Texas,” Joshua Blank, manager of polling and research for the Texas Politics Project, said. 

“And the top five candidates have 75 percent of the vote in Texas.”

O'Rourke's strong result in his home state comes as his numbers have struggled nationally.

A RealClearPolitics average of national polls has O'Rourke sitting in sixth place in the Democratic primary with just 3.6 percent of the vote.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune surveyed 483 likely Democratic primary voters between May 31-June 9. The sample has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.46 percentage points.