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Progressive group’s poll finds Trump underwater in Texas after riot

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Former President Trump’s popularity in deep-red Texas is underwater following the mob attack by his supporters of the Capitol, according to a poll from the progressive group Data For Progress commissioned for MoveOn.org.

The poll found that at least 51 percent of likely voters in Texas said they had at least a “somewhat” unfavorable view of the former president following the events of Jan. 6, with 42 percent saying their view of Trump was “very unfavorable.”

Forty-nine percent of likely voters had unfavorable views of President Biden, while 42 percent of likely voters had unfavorable views of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). 

The poll also found that 36 percent of GOP voters in the state would support barring Trump from running for office again, possibly the most significant break from the former president among his base registered by polling so far.

Majorities of independents and Democrats said that Biden won the 2020 election fairly, according to pollsters, while 64 percent of GOP respondents said they believed that Trump was the true victor, and had thus been robbed.

Data 4 Progress’s poll surveyed 751 likely voters in Texas via online panel responses; the margin of error is 3.6 percentage points.

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