President Trump has taken the lead in the Texas polls after Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s lead spectacularly collapsed this week.
According to a poll from the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler released on Sunday, Biden lost the five-point lead he held in July, leaving Trump to lead the race with 48 percent support among likely voters in the state.
Democrats were hopeful that Biden could flip Texas blue for the first time since Jimmy Carter’s 1976 win, but it appears that Trump supporters in the state have rallied to push Biden back.
The poll was conducted from August 28 to September 2. It surveyed 1,176 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.87 percentage points. Trump now leads Biden 48 to 56 percent, which is within the margin of error.
Trump’s bump in support among Texas voters appears to be largely driven by white voters. 60 percent of white voters back Trump, while Biden still overwhelmingly leads among Minority voters, taking 87 percent of the Hispanic vote and 58 percent of Black voters.
The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) rolled out a major voter registration push on August 31 targeted at young voters of color that are not yet registered to vote in order to bolster voter participation on November.
Abhi Rahman, director of strategic communications for the Texas Democratic Party, told The Hill that “Our basic theory is that the more voters that we register, the more likely the state is to turn blue. We feel like for every Republican voter that’s unregistered, there’s three or four Democrats that are unregistered.”
With only two months to go until election day, it remains to be seen if the TDP can reverse the trend.