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DMN poll shows Biden opens up 3 point lead over Trump in Texas

DMN poll shows Biden opens up 3 point lead over Trump in Texas
Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 17:15:15-04

Could Joe Biden become the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas since 1976?

The former Vice President is currently leading President Donald Trump by three points in the Lone Star State, according to the latest poll commissioned by the Dallas Morning News and UT-Tyler.

Biden leads Trump 48 percent to 45 percent in a statewide random sample of 1,012 registered voters. The poll has a 3.22 percent margin of error.

According to the Dallas Morning News, a September poll showed that 32 percent of Texans had not confidence in Trump keeping them same from COVID-19. That number has risen to 44 percent in the latest poll.

A majority of Texans still favor Trump and his policies on the economy.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20 -- before the final debate between Trump and Biden.

The most recent Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in his successful 1976 campaign against Gerald Ford. Ronald Reagan reclaimed Texas in the next presidential election and Texas has voted red for its presidential choice in the last 10 elections.

Election Day is on Nov. 3. As of Saturday, Texas voters have already cast more than 7 million votes -- a total that is nearly 80 percent of the turnout in the 2016 Presidential Election between Trump and Hillary Clinton.