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 SandersEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders 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 BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders 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 ButtigiegFormer insurance executive: 'Medicare for all' would eliminate jobs that are 'not needed' Buttigieg says he's proud to be a part of US system amid UK royal family drama Buttigieg asked about 'Mayo Pete' memes by New York Times ed board MORE (D) has 6 percent, followed by Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Team Trump criticizes Sanders for vote against USMCA MORE (D-Calif.) at 5 percent and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangEvelyn Yang shares that she was sexually assaulted by doctor Buttigieg campaign reaches agreement with staff union Panel: Is Andrew Yang playing to win with Dave Chappelle endorsement and Iowa bus tour? 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.