Trump Faces Trouble in Texas, and Beto O'Rourke Had Sen. John Cornyn in Dead Heat: New Poll

WASHINGTON -- A Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday morning showed that President Donald Trump could face trouble in Texas, running in a virtual tie with Beto O'Rourke, a former El Paso congressman, and two other top Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.O'Rourke, who held Sen. Ted Cruz below 51 percent last fall, has decided not to challenge Sen. John Cornyn next fall, sources close to him told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday. But if he had, he would have been very competitive.In a very early look at possible 2020 presidential matchups in Texas, President Donald Trump is essentially tied with former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders or former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.Texas is critical for Republicans to win the White House. If the state flips to the Democratic column, Democrats would have an overwhelming and likely insurmountable head start given their safe margins in California and New York.Trump leads other possible Democratic contenders by small margins in hypothetical match-ups in the poll of Texas voters. Biden jumped into the race last week. Biden is still weighing a run. O'Rourke promised to reveal his decision "soon."  Continue reading...

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