A new Data for Progress survey (PDF) conducted entirely online finds Democratic challenger Joe Biden leading President Trump, 48%-45%, with 8% unsure. Biden leads among “independents,” 47%-33%. Within 34 “battleground” Texas House districts, Biden leads Trump, 49%-42%. The “battleground” districts include all but one that we rate Lean Republican, Toss Up or Lead Democratic.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) leads Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar, 46%-40%, with 15% unsure. Cornyn leads among independents, 36%-32%. Cornyn receives the same net support among Republicans (+78) as Trump (+78), while Hegar (+78) is running short of Biden’s net support (+90) among Democrats.
In the open RRC race, Jim Wright (R) leads Chrysta Castañeda, 41%-35%, with Libertarian Matt Sterett receiving 3%. One out of five respondents were unsure.
The survey of 2,295 “likely general election voters” using online panels was in the field August 20-25.
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