With next year’s presidential election rapidly approaching, more and more people are wondering if Texas will turn purple. The expectation is not wholly unreasonable, given former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s strong showing against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Although Cruz prevailed, his three-point margin of victory was far too close for the GOP’s collective comfort.
The GOP also lost two congressional districts in the traditionally Republican suburbs of Dallas and Houston.
However, if the increasingly far-left Democratic Party thought the Lone Star State was theirs for the taking, they’ll be sorely disappointed by a comprehensive new poll.
Red State’s Brandon Morse reports:
One year out from the 2020 election, President Trump is leading all Democrats in head to head contests. He beats Joe Biden (+5), Bernie Sanders (+4), and Elizabeth Warren (+11). Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and Julian Castro also trail Trump by double-digits. Interestingly, Trump’s surging support in head to heads since September appears to be coming from previously undecided respondents. [emphasis added]
While this may not reflect the rest of the nation, those Texas voters who were previously undecided seem to be leaning towards Trump for the general elections, showing a trend that independents may be more keen on voting Republican than Democrat.
Texas being a Republican stronghold may not be a solid example of how independents around the nation may lean in 2020, but according to The Hill, nearly half of independents across the nation have already spoken out and declared the Democrat party to be far too left than they’re comfortable with.
If that does end up being the case, then this may end up assuaging many fears we Texans had about the recent influx of blue state refugees. It was predicted that the thousands moving in from states like New York and California would tip Texas purple in the coming election, but the polls don’t reflect that.