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O'Rourke, Castro Favored by Texas Democrats in New Poll

Texas Democrats are reportedly favoring Beto O’Rourke for president and Joaquin Castro for the U.S. Senate in a new poll released this week.

On Thursday, in a new poll from Change Research, O’Rourke was declared the leader of the Texas Democratic presidential field, earning the support of about 25 percent of Democrats surveyed. O’Rourke, an El Paso native, was followed by Joe Biden (20%), Bernie Sanders (19%), and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg with 15% to round out the top four spots.

The survey also measured Texas Democrats’ feelings on the state’s upcoming U.S. Senate race. Prospective candidate Joaquin Castro is most favored by respondents, earning 43 percent, followed by metroplex Democrat Colin Allred at 5 percent. MJ Hegar, who recently declared her candidacy, earned 3 percent, along with a number of other prospective candidates.

When forced to choose a candidate, the survey reports 36 percent of voters said they would not vote in the state’s U.S. Senate primary.

These races are slated to be held early next year, likely around early March.

O’Rourke/Photo by Campaign

O’Rourke/Photo by Campaign

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