AUSTIN (KXAN) — With just 14 days until the 2020 Election, Pres. Donald Trump and Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden both sit at 47% among likely voters in Texas, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds.
While Texas is typically a solid red state, it’s been speculated that for the 2020 Presidential Election, the Lone Star State could flip.
“Biden and Trump find themselves in a Texas stand-off, setting the stage for a bare knuckle battle for 38 electoral votes,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
In a Sept. 24 poll of likely voters, Trump had 50% of likely voters while Biden had 45% — the new polling numbers may be linked to a boost Biden received after the first presidential debate on Sept. 29.
Additionally, a Sept. 28 poll commissioned by the Texas Democratic Party through Public Policy Polling also found Trump and Biden tied with likely voters.
According to the most recent Quinnipiac poll, 56% of likely voters said Biden cares about average Americans, while 38% said he doesn’t. For Trump, 51% of likely voters said he cares about the average American and 47% said he doesn’t.
The poll was conducted via telephone from Oct. 16-19 throughout Texas, according to the poll’s methodology. A total of 1,145 self-identified likely voters responded. The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points.
Going into the final stretch of the election, Biden has a monetary advantage over Trump, as the Biden campaign raised a record $365 million in September, while the Trump campaign raised around $247 million.
If Biden were to win Texas, he would be the first Democrat to do so since 1976.