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 SandersNYT editorial board remembers Ginsburg: She 'will forever have two legacies' Two GOP governors urge Republicans to hold off on Supreme Court nominee Sanders knocks McConnell: He's going against Ginsburg's 'dying wishes' MORE (I-Vt.) by 5 points, 45 to 40 percent. 


Pollsters found that Trump would beat former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? Warren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon 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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration Overnight Defense: Woodward book causes new firestorm | Book says Trump lashed out at generals, told Woodward about secret weapons system | US withdrawing thousands of troops from Iraq MORE (D) has 6 percent, followed by Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris honors Ginsburg, visits Supreme Court The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump and Biden vie for Minnesota | Early voting begins in four states | Blue state GOP governors back Susan Collins Kamala Harris: Black Americans have been 'disproportionately harmed' by Trump MORE (D-Calif.) at 5 percent and tech entrepreneur Andrew YangAndrew YangDoctor who allegedly assaulted Evelyn Yang arrested on federal charges The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden weighs in on police shootings | Who's moderating the debates | Trump trails in post-convention polls Buttigieg launches his own podcast 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.