Monday, October 24, 2016
Texas Is A Purple State In The 2016 Presidential Election
The chart above reflects the results of a new CBS News / YouGov Poll. It was done on October 20th and 21st of a random sample of 1,031 likely Texas voters, and has a margin of error of 4.4 points.
Like two other recent Texas polls, it shows the presidential race in Texas is very close. Hillary Clinton is only 3 points behind Donald Trump -- within the margin of error of the poll.
Texas is no longer a bright red state (at least for this presidential election). It is currently a nice shade of purple. The winner in Texas will depend on whether Clinton or Trump does a better job of getting out their voters.
This is exciting. It's been a long time since a Democratic presidential candidate had any chance of carrying Texas.