Some more big news today out of Texas courtesy of Fox News’ latest poll:
Ten percent are up for grabs, and this small subgroup of voters is more likely to disapprove than approve of Trump’s job performance by 52-34 percent.
The good news for Trump: he bests Biden by 51-45 percent among those “extremely” motivated to vote in the election.
Trump corralled the Lone Star State by 9 points in 2016 (52 percent vs. Hillary Clinton’s 43 percent), and it has been in the Republican column in every presidential election since 1980.
Texas voters trust Trump over Biden on the economy (by 14 points) and immigration (+4), while they think Biden would do a better job on race relations (+10 points) and coronavirus (+3).
There’s a 24-point gender gap on the head-to-head matchup, as men pick Trump by 12 points and women go for Biden by 12.
Trump is preferred by Baby Boomers (+12 points) and Gen Xers (+7), while Millennials go big for Biden (+29).
Hispanics (+37 points) and Blacks (+79) support Biden, while whites back Trump (+29).
It helps Trump that more Texas voters identify as Republicans (46 percent) than as Democrats (40 percent), because the subgroup of independents goes for Biden by 18 points (40-22 percent).
The 12 percent of “very” conservatives and 19 percent of evangelical Christians who back Biden help make the race competitive.
The poll also shows U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) under 50% and once we have a candidate after the July 14th runoff, we will have a real race here. By the way, this doesn’t help Cornyn:
As Democrats raise alarm over a looming shortage of hospital beds for coronavirus patients in large Texas counties, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn responded on Thursday: “Quit trying to scare people.”
Cornyn’s tweet was in response to Houston state Rep. Gene Wu, a Houston Democrat, who tweeted a link to a news story about the Texas Medical Center reporting 97 percent of its intensive care beds in use with the comment: “We're at the edge of the cliff. After these next few days, we will not have enough beds to care for all of the incoming #COVID19 patients. Then people die.”
Cornyn responded to Wu: “Actually, only 27% of ICU beds at Texas Medical Center are #COVID19 patients and nearly all will recover. 70% of ICU beds are non-#COVID19 patients.”
Statewide, Texas reported 4,389 lab-confirmed coronavirus hospitalizations yesterday, double the number Texas had 12 days ago and a nearly 200 percent increase since Memorial Day, one month ago.
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Also, Beto O’Rourke is doubling down on flipping the Texas State House Blue. Received this e-mail from O’Rourke on behalf of the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee:
I’m sure you’ve seen the recent news – Donald Trump and Joe Biden are tied here in Texas, and we’re closer than ever to flipping Texas blue.
The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee plays a crucial role in this fight. They’re tasked with helping to flip the Texas House from red to blue, and this year it’s only going to take 9 seats to make it happen. I’m standing with them, and I’m asking you to as well.
With redistricting coming up, taking the Texas House back for Democrats is absolutely essential. This November, we have an unprecedented opportunity this year to end the Republican stronghold on Texas once and for all. Let’s not waste it. Join me in supporting the HDCC’s work to flip just 9 seats and take back the Texas House. Chip in right away.
And his organization, Powered By People, is doubling down on their voter registration efforts:
A new poll shows the race for president in Texas nearly tied up.
PPP Poll (June 19)
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