Poll: Dead heat between Trump and Biden in Texas, Hegar narrows gap with Cornyn

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Morning Consult poll released on Tuesday is the latest survey to forecast a dead heat race between President Trump and Joe Biden in Texas, while it also showed a narrowing gap between Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger MJ Hegar.

Biden holds a 1-point lead over Trump in Texas, 47-46, with 4% of voters undecided, according to the poll.

Cornyn maintains a lead over Hegar in the Texas Senate race, though his advantage slipped from 9 points to 6 points compared with a Quinnipiac University poll released in July.

The latest poll found 14% of voters are still undecided in the U.S. Senate race.

The poll was conducted from July 24 to August 2 and surveyed 2,576 likely voters.

Biden has led the last three presidential election polls in Texas, and five of the last seven, according to a log from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

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