Trump jumps ahead in Texas, erasing Biden's lead

Biden's improbable lead in Lone Star state evaporated over last two months.

Updated: September 6, 2020 - 10:38pm

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President Trump has moved ahead in Texas, erasing Democrat Joe Biden's once improbable lead over the last two months, a new Dallas Morning News-University of Texas-Tyler poll finds.

Trump now leads in the Lone star state 48 percent to Biden's 46 percent, eliminating the five-point margin Biden held in early July.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn holds a comfortable 11 point lead over Democrat MJ Hegar in a race the GOP needs to win to have a chance of keeping control of the U.S. Senate.

Trump has a strong lead among white Texans in the poll, while Biden leads with Hispanics. Trump has reduced Biden's lead among blacks in the state to 58 percent, the poll found.