NBC moves Texas to 'toss-up' in presidential race

NBC News has moved Texas, which hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1976, from "lean Republican" to "toss-up," underscoring the close race between President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE and Democrat Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Biden, first lady send 'warmest greetings' to Muslims for Ramadan The business case for child care reform MORE for the Lone Star State.

Georgia, Iowa and Ohio are three other states won by Trump in 2016 that are rated as toss-ups by NBC.

The political unit led by "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBlinken warns it would be a 'serious mistake' for Taiwan's status to be changed 'by force' Blinken: China 'didn't do what it needed to do' in early stages of pandemic GOP senator hammers Biden proposal to raise corporate tax rate MORE also moved Arizona from "lean Democrat" to "toss-up," with polls tightening in the Copper State.


In the "lean Democrat" category, three states Trump won in 2016 remain there, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

RealClearPolitics also shows Texas as a toss-up, while ABC News shows Trump as a favorite. 

NBC's final battleground map forecasted an easy victory for 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHow Democrats can defy the odds in 2022 Close the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report MORE on Nov. 7, 2016.

"In our final battleground map of the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton holds a substantial lead over Donald Trump with one day before Election Day," a story at the time reads. "Clinton has 274 electoral votes in her column — which is unchanged from last week, and which also is more than the 270 needed to win the presidency. Trump, meanwhile, is at 170 electoral votes, down from 180 last week. And we have 94 electoral votes in the Tossup column."

With the election just one week from now, Biden leads Trump in the RealClearPolitics index of polls by an average of 4 points in the key battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona.