Clinton, Trump Neck-and-Neck in New Texas Poll

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is narrowing in on Donald Trump’s lead in Texas, according to a new poll released on Tuesday.

Trump leads Clinton 41 percent to 38 percent, according to the latest University of Houston survey. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson stands in third place with 4 percent support, followed by Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 1 percent, with 11 percent undecided.

GOP presidential candidates have won Texas by no less than 11 percentage points since 2000, according to a memo accompanying the poll results. Democrats last won Texas in a presidential race in 1976.

The poll also showed that, despite Trump’s narrow lead, 53 percent of Texas voters thought Clinton would be elected as the next U.S. president compared to 23 percent of voters who said they thought it would be Trump.

The Hobby School of Public Affairs surveyed 1,000 likely Texas voters between October 7-15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

In another poll published Tuesday, St. Norbert College found Clinton ahead of Trump in Wisconsin, 47 percent to 39 percent, followed by Stein at 3 percent and Johnson at 1 percent.

The St. Norbert College poll surveyed 664 likely voters in Wisconsin between October 13-16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.