Biden holds 1-point lead over Trump in new Texas poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race GOP lawmakers request Cuba meeting with Biden For families, sending money home to Cuba shouldn't be a political football MORE holds a narrow lead over President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE in the traditionally red state of Texas following last week's Democratic National Convention, according to a new poll from the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. 

Forty-eight percent of voters contacted in the state after the convention said they would vote for Biden, while 47 percent said they would back Trump on the presidential ballot, according to the poll, which was released first to the USA Today Network. 

The lead is within the poll's 3.6 percentage point margin of error.


Additionally, the survey showed that 7 percent of Texas voters who backed Trump in 2016 now support Biden, while 3 percent of those who came out for 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon Polling misfired in 2020 — and that's a lesson for journalists and pundits Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE now support the president. 

The findings come as Democrats increasingly set their sights on Texas ahead of November, with a number of polls showing the state could be in play for the party. 

A poll from Quinnipiac University released last month also showed Biden leading Trump by 1 percentage point, 45 percent to 44 percent.

The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Trump leading Biden by 3.5 percentage points in Texas. 

Trump is set to appear multiple times at the Republican National Convention this week after Biden took the stage at the Democratic National Convention last week. 

The president and Republicans could see their own bump in the polls next week, which typically happens following major party conventions. 

The Public Policy Polling survey was conducted on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 among 764 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.