TX-Sen: New Poll Has MJ Hegar (D) & John Cornyn (R) In A Statistical Tie

Some good news today out of Texas:

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For this November’s election, Biden trails Trump by 1 point in Texas. Senator John Cornyn maintains a 2-point lead over his Democratic challenger, MJ Hegar. In the Senate race, it is notable, however, that a significant block of voters (22 percent) say they’re not yet sure for whom they will vote. In the GCB, Democrats trail by five-points.

Texas will hold elections for governor and attorney general. These positions are held by Republicans Greg Abbott and Ken Paxton, respectively. Currently, Abbot enjoys a 12-point lead over a generic Democratic challenger. In the 2018 race for attorney general, Democrat Justin Nelson ran against Republican incumbent Ken Paxton, and when we retested this race, we found that Paxton leads Nelson by 4 points. Like with our other 2022 polling, about one in five voters remains unsure for whom they will be voting.

Click here for the full results.

Hegar also scored a huge endorsement today:

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— MJ Hegar (@mjhegar) September 25, 2020

Former President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind MJ Hegar in her bid to unseat Republican Sen. John Cornyn, endorsing the Democratic candidate Friday morning along with a host of other Democrats from around the country.

Hegar was the only Texan among the 111 candidates in Obama’s second and final round of endorsements for this cycle.

“I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans' health care and preexisting conditions protections from Republican assault,” Obama said in a statement. “They’re dedicated to shoring up and strengthening our democracy, a project that’s going to take time and require all of us — but it begins by electing Democrats right now.”

Let’s keep up the momentum and flip Texas Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Hegar, Biden and their fellow Texas Democrats campaigns:

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