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Two Polls Show Sanders and Biden Could Beat Trump in Texas

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Two Presidential polls for Texas show the Democratic candidates doing rather well in the Lone Star state against Donald Trump who won there by 9 points in 2016.

They both show Sanders and Biden leading Trump by small amounts. The polls disagree somewhat on how well Beto O’Rourke is doing in his home state.

Democratic Candidates Trump Margin
Universty of Texas at Tyler Poll (8/1/2019 to 8/4/2019)
O’Rourke 43% 37%  D +6
Sanders 42% 38% D +4
Biden 41% 37% D +4
Warren 37% 39% D -2
Harris 35% 39% D -4
Buttigieg 31% 38% D -7

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Democratic Candidates Trump Margin
Emerson College Poll of Texas (8/1/2019 To 8/3/2019)
Sanders 51% 49% D +2
Biden 51% 49% D +2
O’Rourke 48% 52% D -4
Warren 48% 52% D -4
Buttigieg 48% 52% D -4
Castro 47% 53% D -6
Harris 46% 54% D -8

Most of the polling was done before the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, OH on August 3.

Four Republican Congressmen from Texas have recently announced that they will not run for re-election in 2020, with some talk that additional retirements may occur. Districts that are likely to have close races due to Republican retirements are TX CD-22, TX CD-23, and TX CD-24, and six other Republican districts could be competitive. Numerous competitive races might increase voter turnout.

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