Biden lead evaporates in Texas: poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE’s lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE in Texas has evaporated, according to a new survey, leaving the race a toss-up in the state just two months before the election. 

Trump is now leading Biden among likely voters, 48 to 46 percent, according to the poll from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler

Biden had been leading Trump among likely Texas voters by 5 points in early July in a similar poll.


Trump’s support is largely driven by likely white voters in Texas, according to The Dallas Morning News, while Biden is backed by Hispanic and Black voters in the state. Sixty percent of white voters back Trump, while 87 percent of Hispanic voters and 58 percent of Black voters support Biden. 

The race is closer among registered voters, with Biden at 44 percent and Trump at 43 percent. 

No Democratic presidential candidate has won Texas since former President Carter did so in 1976. But Democrats have been pushing it as a key battleground state in the upcoming election after close down-ballot races. 

The poll released Sunday also found that Sen. John CornynJohn CornynQuinnipiac polls show Trump leading Biden in Texas, deadlocked race in Ohio The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Liberal super PAC launches ads targeting vulnerable GOP senators over SCOTUS fight MORE (R-Texas) leads his Democratic challenger, MJ Hegar, by double digits, but the GOP incumbent’s lead has decreased since the early July poll. 

Cornyn is now backed by 39 percent of likely voters, compared with Hegar’s 28 percent, but an additional 28 percent said they are undecided, based on the poll. 

The poll was conducted Aug. 28 to Sept. 2. It surveyed 1,176 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.87 percentage points for those respondents. The margin of error for the 901 likely voters within that group is 3.26 percentage points.