A new poll has Trump comfortably in the lead in Texas. The only good news for Hillary Clinton is her campaign will likely determine to not even bother campaigning in the lone star state. Since she has low stamina and slept her way through the Benghazi Crisis, one less stae to campaign in is probably a relief to her.
The University of Texas reports.
A University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by a margin of 41 percent to 33 percent in a head-to-head trial ballot match-up in Texas, with 19 percent preferring someone else, and 8 percent saying that they don’t yet know who they would vote for.
The margin between the two major candidates changed only slightly when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnston was included. In that three-way match-up, the results showed Trump at 39 percent, Clinton at 32 percent and Johnson at 7 percent.
Trump’s lead should be greeted with little surprise in a GOP dominated Texas, given that the general election remains more than four months away. To the extent that the past is any guide to what has already been a turbulent election season, these early results could well portend an even larger Republican margin on Election Day should the current attitudinal patterns toward the candidates and their parties remain broadly in place. This election season has been fraught with surprises, and Donald Trump’s presence in the race is likely to be a source of unexpected political shifts. But those shifts would have to be seismic to upend the Republican advantage in the presidential race in Texas.