Trump tops Democrats in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Texas: poll

Trump tops Democrats in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Texas: poll
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Texas voters would choose President Trump over top 2020 Democratic candidates if the election were held this month, a new poll shows. 

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary late last week, ran the closest when paired against Trump in a mock 2020 match-up, according to the Texas Tribune poll released Monday. Trump had a 6-point lead over O’Rourke, 47 to 41 percent. 

Trump also leads Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee MORE (I-Vt.) by 5 points, 45 to 40 percent. 

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Pollsters found that Trump would beat former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenArtist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE (D-Mass.), the two most popular Democratic candidates, according to the survey, by 7 points each. Trump had 46 percent compared to 39 percent for both Biden and Warren.

The poll also tested Trump against former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, a Texan and former mayor of San Antonio. Trump would beat Castro by 13 points, 46 to 33 percent, according to the survey. 

The Texas Tribune does not appear to have tested any other Democratic president candidates against Trump. 

The poll also found that Biden is leading the Democratic race among Texas voters, at 23 percent. Warren trails him by 5 points, at 18 percent support. 

O’Rourke, who is no longer in the race, was the third most popular candidate among Texas voters with 14 percent support, based on the poll. 

Sanders trails at 12 percent. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegDemocratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee MORE (D) has 6 percent, followed by Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee Delaney to DNC: Open second debate stage for candidates who qualified for past events MORE (D-Calif.) at 5 percent and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangYang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee Delaney to DNC: Open second debate stage for candidates who qualified for past events MORE at 4 percent, based on the poll. 

The Texas Tribune surveyed 1,200 registered voters from Oct. 18 to 27. The poll has an overall margin of error of 2.83 percentage points and a margin of error of 4.21 percentage points for Democratic trial ballots.