Three new polls paint a picture of a close but muddled presidential race in Texas and leads of various sizes for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R):
- The Univ. of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs poll (U of H) finds Trump leading Biden, 50%-45%, and Cornyn leading Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar, 49%-42%.
- Data for Progress (D4P) finds Biden leading Trump, 49%-48%, and Cornyn leading Hegar, 48%-46%.
- The New York Times/Siena Coll. poll (NYT/Siena) has Trump ahead of Biden, 47%-43%, and Cornyn over Hegar, 48%-38%.
The three polls follow a Dallas Morning News/UT-Tyler poll (DMN/UT-Tyler) found Biden ahead, 48%-45%, and Cornyn leading, 42%-34%. All four of these polls were in the field at roughly the same time: October 13-20, October 22-25, October 20-25 and October 13-20, respectively.
Three of the polls – D4P did not provide crosstabs – differ widely on several groups:
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