UT poll: Trump would beat top 4 Democratic candidates

A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll reveals that a slight majority of Texas voters say they wouldn’t re-elect President Donald Trump but also expressed reservations about supporting any of the leading Democratic candidates. Keep in mind that UT is, sadly, the bastion of far left, social-Democrat, and socialist ideology in Texas.

Despite this, compared to the top four Democrats listed in the survey, Trump would beat all of them.

The poll asked voters to choose between Trump and a specific Democratic candidate in the 2020 election, and in all cases, Trump won. Results showed that Trump “is clearly the favorite in Texas,” Daron Shaw, co-director of the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and UT Austin government professor, told UT News.

According to the poll, 48 percent of Texas voters said they were likely to vote for Trump; 52 percent said they were unlikely to vote for him.

Of the top four Democratic candidates (one already dropped out), none reached the 50 percent threshold.

Former Vice President Joe Biden received 23 percent support, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren received 18 percent; former congressman Beto O’Rourke received 14 percent, and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders received 12 percent.

According to Democratic primary voters polled, roughly 40 percent said they could change their minds; 54 percent said they wouldn’t.

“While the basic structure of the race is apparent from these early polls, what happens in Texas on March 3 is going to be significantly influenced by the results of the early elections in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina,” Shaw said.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey of 1200 registered voters was conducted from October 18 to 27, 2019 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points.

 

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