As 2020 political races gain momentum, political watchers are starting to focus on Texas. That’s because, as political writer Gromer Jeffers writes in The Dallas Morning News, both major parties are gearing up for an epic fight in the Lone Star State. As of now, polls show that President Donald Trump is likely to win Texas in 2020, but not by a large margin, Jeffers says. And the same goes for other Texas Republican candidates.
“It is not anywhere near the dominance that Texas Republicans have enjoyed in the past,” Jeffers says.
He says the margins by which Republicans have won in the past few election cycles has gotten smaller and smaller.
“Look at 2014: Greg Abbott beat Wendy Davis, in the marquee race there, by 20 percentage points,” Jeffers says. “That dropped it to 9 percentage points Trump won by in 2016 over Hillary Clinton – just 9 percentage points. And then the top race last year, Beto O’Rourke versus Ted Cruz. … You can see the trend: Democrats are doing better and better.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How Republicans are winning by smaller and smaller margins in Texas
– How the 2018 midterms fueled momentum for 2020 Democratic races
– What Republicans are doing to hold onto, and win back, seats in the legislature and in Congress
Written by Caroline Covington.