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Hillary Clinton Campaign Press Release - New Poll: Clinton Could Put Texas in Play

June 14, 2007

Clinton Tied With Top GOP Contenders

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: On the eve of Hillary Clinton's swing through Texas this weekend, a new poll shows her poised to win the Lone Star State in the general election.


Is Texas turning blue? Poll shows Sen. Clinton faring well there


USA TODAY Washington bureau chief Susan Page tells us about a poll taken in Texas that may surprise some political junkies:

Et tu, Texas?

That just might be the reaction of President Bush to a new poll in the Lone Star State that shows Republicans at risk of losing his home state in the 2008 presidential contest.

Texas hasn't gone Democratic in a presidential race in more than three decades. But the survey shows Republican contender Sen. John McCain essentially tied with Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton among registered voters, with McCain at 36% and Clinton at 35% in a head-to-head contest. Republican Rudy Giuliani and Clinton also are essentially tied, at 32%-31%.

The telephone survey of 1,002 adults was taken from April 26 to May 7 by the Texas Lyceum, a nonpartisan civic group. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. An executive summary of the report, which has been shared with USA TODAY, is due to be posted at http://www.texaslyceum.org/pollpage.aspx later this afternoon.

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama fared less well than Clinton, though more voters were undecided. McCain beat Obama 32%-25%. Giuliani defeated Obama 32%-22%.

In the poll, nearly two-thirds of Texans said the country was on the wrong track. Four in 10 called the Iraq war the nation's most important problem. One in 10 cited immigration.

Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton Campaign Press Release - New Poll: Clinton Could Put Texas in Play Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/293420

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