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New poll shows Biden nearly tied with Trump in Texas

The last time a Democrat won in Texas was 1976, when Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican President Gerald Ford.
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. The November presidential election is six months away. (AP Photo, File)

A poll released Tuesday shows the presidential race virtually tied in Texas.

The Progress Texas poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden virtually tied with President Donald Trump in Texas right now. 

The poll, which surveyed 907 Texans last week, shows 46% of respondents said they would vote for Biden, 48% said they would vote for Trump. Six percent said they weren't sure. 

The margin of error for the poll is +/- 3 points.

Comparatively, 50% said they voted for Trump in 2016, while 41% voted for Hillary Clinton. Nine percent said they voted for someone else or did not vote.

Similarly 48% said they approve of the job Trump has done, while 46% disapprove.

Public Polling Policy conducted the survey via phone call and text for Progress Texas, a Democratic statewide organization, last week.

Of the 907 respondents, 41% identified as Republican, 37% as Democrat and 22% as Independent. Fifty-three percent of respondents identified as a woman, 47% as a man.

The last time a Democrat won in Texas was 1976, when Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter defeated Republican President Gerald Ford.

This week's episode of Y'all-itics takes a closer look at how close the presidential race might be in Texas, and how the candidates are putting a renewed focus on the state. 

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