President Trump is underwater in the Lone Star state.
Texas is the Democratic white whale. Every election cycle, some enterprising statewide (or national) Democratic candidate tries to flip the state by winning the governorship, a senate seat, or the state’s electoral college votes. And recently, they haven’t had much success. Texas has elected Republican governors since 1994 (when George W. Bush won his first term), has sent two Republican senators to Washington DC for over two decades, and hasn’t gone for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford in 1976.
But a new poll from Gallup might be giving some Democrats fresh hope that this year will be different.