For decades, Texas has been the bedrock of Conservative Republicans. But a recent poll shows the Lone Star state could go for Hillary Clinton as Trump’s lead shrinks within margin of error
The stunning new survey, conducted by WFAA-TV and Texas TEGNA television stations, shows Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 47 percent to 43 percent, well within the margin of error of four percent.
While Texans don’t agree with Hillary Clinton much on the issues, 63% of respondents said that it is ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ important that all candidates release their tax returns.
According to the survey, Trump has his strongest support in west Texas, including El Paso and 87 counties. Regionally, Trump leads by eight points in Dallas and Fort Worth. In Houston and 59 surrounding counties making up east and southeast Texas, Trump leads Clinton by six points.
But Clinton is ahead in Austin, San Antonio and Central Texas. She also leads by nine points in the Rio Grande Valley.
The odds are that Trump is going to be the worst performing nominee in the Lone Star State since Bob Dole won the state by 5 points in 1996.
The stunning survey is an omen for what could be a national landslide against the Republican nominee. If he underperforms in the largest Republican state in the country, it will be a sign that election night could get very ugly for the Republican Party.
If Hillary Clinton pulls out a win in Texas, it could represent the biggest presidential election landslide since 1984, thanks to the total collapse of Donald Trump.