Trump up by 2 points in Texas poll

President Trump maintained a slim lead over Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE in Texas, according to a new poll. 

Trump leads Biden 48 to 46 percent, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. The president’s lead is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error. 

Trump built on his slim lead over Biden, adding to his 1-point lead over the former vice president in a similar poll from July, according to CBS. 


The poll found Biden has a wide lead over Trump among likely Hispanic voters in Texas, with Biden at 61 percent compared to Trump’s 30 percent, CBS reported.

Half of likely voters said Trump would do a better job at handling the economy, compared to just 42 percent who said the same about Biden, based on the poll. 

But Biden led Trump regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The poll found 47 percent of voters said Biden would do a better job at handling the coronavirus outbreak, while 43 percent said the same about Trump. 

Asked about safety, 48 percent of likely voters said Trump would make them feel more secure, and 42 percent said Biden would make them feel the same, based on the poll. 

The survey was finished before news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg, George Floyd among options for 'Remember the Titans' school's new name Bipartisan anger builds over police failure at Capitol Lindsey Graham praises Merrick Garland as 'sound choice' to serve as attorney general MORE’s death, CBS noted, so the results do not indicate how the vacancy and the GOP's push to fill it before the election may impact voters. 

The survey was conducted on behalf of CBS News by YouGov between Sept. 15 and 18. The poll surveyed 1,161 registered voters in Texas.