Biden holds 10-point lead in Texas poll, Warren moves into second past O'Rourke

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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE leads a new survey of Texas voters by Quinnipiac University Poll by 10 points, while Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) follows in second place. 

The survey, which was released on Wednesday, shows Biden leading with 28 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, while Warren trails at 18 percent, surpassing fellow progressive Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and former Texas Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D).


Sanders and O’Rourke garnered 12 percent support, respectively, from Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, according to the survey. 

The poll shows gains for Warren, who came in at 11 percent support in the Quinnipiac survey conducted in the state last June. The same survey showed Biden at 30 percent and O’Rourke at 16 percent. Sanders carried 15 percent support. 

The September survey shows Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) followed with 5 percent support, while South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It’s as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who is the former mayor of San Antonio, each garnered 3 percent support. 

The survey comes as Democrats set their sights on the Lone Star State ahead of the 2020 elections, looking to make gains at the House, Senate and presidential levels. 

O’Rourke narrowly lost to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (R-Texas) in the 2018 midterm elections, losing by roughly 2 points. 

But the latest poll does not appear to bode well for O’Rourke in his home state. A number of Democrats have pushed O’Rourke to challenge Texas Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate headed for late night vote amid standoff over lands bill Koch-backed group launches ad campaign to support four vulnerable GOP senators Tim Scott to introduce GOP police reform bill next week MORE (R) in 2020, arguing that he has a greater chance of victory in that race.

O’Rourke said last month that he would not “in any scenario” run for Senate in 2020. 

Quinnipiac University Poll conducted its survey from Sept. 4-9 among 1,410 self-identified registered voters in Texas. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

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