Trump Holds 1 Point Lead Over Biden in Traditionally Red Texas, Poll Shows

President Donald Trump holds a one point lead over the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the traditionally Republican-leaning state of Texas, according to a new poll Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University poll results showed that 44 percent of the 1,166 registered voters surveyed would vote for Trump, while 43 percent said they would cast their ballot for Biden.

The poll also showed that Biden has more support among Democrats than Trump does among Republicans. Ninety percent of Democrats said they would vote for Biden, and five percent said they would vote Trump. Among Republicans, 87 percent of voters said they would vote for Trump compared to the six percent that would vote for Biden.

Forty-two percent of voters said they had a favorable view of Trump compared with 38 percent who said they had a favorable view of Biden. The president had an unfavorable rating of 50 percent among voters while only 45 percent of voters viewed the former vice president as unfavorable.

Biden did have a better rating over Trump when it came to health care, as 49 percent of people registered voters say they would prefer Biden on this issue, regardless of who they plan to vote for. Only 43 percent of voters said they would prefer Trump on health care.

Trump beat out Biden on the economy as 54 percent of voters indicated that regardless of who they plan to vote for, they think Trump would do a better job at handling the nation's economy. Biden got far less support on the economy with 43 percent. The economy could be a key issue in the November elections as 41 million people have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

When asked who they believe would do a better job of handling the pandemic, regardless of who they intend to vote for, 47 percent voters chose Biden and 45 percent of voters chose Trump.

Texas has voted for the Republican candidate running for office in all 10 presidential elections since 1980, siding with the winning candidate six times. The state has 38 electoral votes. Trump won the state with 52 percent of the vote in the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton, who received 43 percent of the vote. The last time Texas voted blue was in the 1976 election between Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican Gerald Ford.

Newsweek reached out the Trump campaign and the Biden campaign to get their comments on the poll results, but neither responded in time for publication.

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President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on May 29. In a poll of registered Texas voters, Trump had an unfavorable rating of 50 percent among voters while only 45 percent of voters viewed Joe Biden as unfavorable. Win McNamee/Getty