New Poll Shows Donald Trump Beating All Top Democratic Challengers in Texas Despite Concerns of 'Blue Wave'

Even after the Democrats' huge victories in state elections earlier in November, a new poll released by the University of Texas at Tyler (UTTyler) has indicated that Texas voters favor incumbent President Donald Trump for the 2020 presidential election over every single one of his challengers from the Democratic Party.

The poll, which surveyed 1,093 registered voters in Texas between November 5 and 14, was released on Monday. It was conducted in both the English and Spanish languages, according to a press release from UTTyler.

When asked who they would vote for if the general presidential election were held that day, a majority of voters said they would vote to reelect Trump rather than any one of the contenders for the Democratic Party's nomination.

The poll found Trump ahead of Democratic front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, by 5 percentage points. The results also placed the president ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont by 4 points, and awarded him 11-point leads on both Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Julian Castro, the former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Poll results for Senator Kamala Harris of California and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, were even lower compared to Trump. The incumbent president beat both Harris and Buttigieg by about 13 points.

Even so, the poll indicated that Trump falls behind the Democrats among a few demographics in the state. The press release noted that the poll found Biden leading all of the 2020 candidates among African Americans and women of all races "by double-digits." UTTyler suggested that Biden's support among black voters may stem in part from "their chief consideration in choosing a nominee": someone who will take up the legacy of former President Barack Obama, the nation's first black chief executive.

Sanders, on the other hand, was found to have a 27-point lead over Biden among voters between the ages of 18 and 29 and was 20 points ahead of him among Hispanic voters.

The poll did not appear to ask respondents whom they would elect if they had had to vote that day and their two choices were Trump and Andrew Yang, another Democratic hopeful. However, it did find that Yang was the number-one choice for president among 1.5 percent of Democratic voters and 3.3 percent of independent voters who "lean" Democrat.

Besides asking voters who they supported for the president in 2020, the survey also questioned them about Trump's job performance and possible impeachment. According to the press release, Trump's approval among Texas voters has risen since the university's last poll in September, before the impeachment inquiry began.

"[Approval of Trump's performance] now stands at 43 percent approval among all registered Texans," the release read. "His disapproval stands at 49 percent with 8 percent not sure."

Further, the poll found that 47 percent of voters did not believe the president should be impeached, 45 percent believed that he should and the remaining 8 percent were unsure.

After this article was published, the Texas Democratic Party emailed Newsweek with a statement from Manny Garcia, the party's executive director.

"Poll after poll shows the same result: This election is razor-thin," the statement read. "Republicans are scared. We can't let up. Texas Democrats must keep organizing."

The Republican Party of Texas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

With over 28 million residents and 38 Electoral College votes, Texas is the second-most populous state in the Union, and a major force in national elections.

This article has been updated to include a statement from the Texas Democratic Party.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Keep America Great" Campaign Rally at American Airlines Center on October 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty