Biden could become first Democrat in more than FOUR DECADES to win Texas as new poll shows he is nearly tied with Trump – The Sun

JOE Biden could become the first Democrat in more than four decades to win Texas — as a new poll shows him nearly tied with President Donald Trump.

The former vice president, according to the Progress Texas poll which surveyed 907 residents last week, would get 46 percent of their vote.


While six percent said they weren’t sure, 48 percent said they would vote for Trump, marking a narrow lead for the president.

The poll’s margin of error is +/- three points, and of the 907 respondents, 41 percent said they were Republican, 37 percent said they were Democrats, and 22 percent said they were registered Independents.

The last time a Democratic candidate won the Texas president vote was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Carter, then the governor of Georgia, had defeated Republican President Gerald Ford, and served just one term before losing to Republican Ronald Reagan.

According to a poll from The New York Times/Sienna College, Biden holds a 14-point lead over Trump among voters nationwide.

Half of the respondents said they’d vote for Biden, while 36 percent said they would vote for Trump.

On Tuesday, Biden won the Democratic primaries in both New York and Kentucky.

The wins come nearly three weeks after he officially sealed the Democratic nomination after he pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee.

Biden will get a couple hundred more delegates for his New York win, and 54 delegates from Kentucky.

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