President Donald Trump and his potential Democratic opponents are locked into close matchups, according to a new hypothetical poll from UT-Tyler and the Texas Tribune.
According to the new poll released this week, of the leading Democratic contenders for President, Trump beats former Vice President Joe Biden, 37.1 percent to 36.9 percent, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 39 percent to 33 percent. Meanwhile, Trump trails Elizabeth Warren by three points, Bernie Sanders by two points, Kamala Harris by one point, and former El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke by eleven points. The poll did note, however, that no less than 14 percent of respondents in each survey declined to answer, supported someone else, or were unsure in the contests.
Texas Democrats welcomed the survey, with state party deputy executive director Cliff Walker saying, “Texas is the biggest battleground state and the focal point of the Democratic offensive strategy.”
Outside of the general election, the pollsters also measured the support for various Democrats ahead of the March presidential primary in Texas. The survey found O’Rourke to be the most popular, leading with 27 percent, followed by Biden at 24 percent, Sanders at 15 percent, Warren at 11 percent, and Harris at 9 percent.