Texas. Texas? TEXAS!
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a dead heat in Texas, according to a new 50-state survey conducted by the Washington Post and the on-line polling concern, Survey Monkey.Just one recent poll showing Clinton leading in Texas? Sure. But it was a big one, and it comes on the heels of a PPP poll from a couple of weeks ago that had Trump ahead by only six points.
The Post described the Texas outcome, based on a survey of more then 5,000 Texans, as the “most unexpected” in the poll, which was conducted of 74,000 registered voters nationally between Aug. 9 and Sept. 1.
The poll shows Clinton leading Trump in Texas by one point — 46 to 45 percent.
But okay, these are just a couple of polls. To really tell which states the Clinton campaign may consider "swingy", it's better to keep an eye on where they commit their precious time and resources. And guess where that's happening today?
In addition to Kaine's "serious about Texas" remark in Austin last month and Hillary saying "we could win Texas" back in May, the campaign is now having official events in Dallas. So there's that.Last month, Tim Kaine told TX volunteers "we are serious about Texas".— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 5, 2016
Now, his wife will campaign there tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/GHOVvV6EIW
Also today, this earthquake just occurred:
The Dallas Morning News endorsed the Republican for president every year since 1968. They refuse to endorse Trump. https://t.co/u1N4jLqquL— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) September 6, 2016
Whether or not the Morning News endorses Clinton or Gary Johnson remains to be seen (UPDATE...IT'S HILLARY!), but coming on the heels of the Houston Chronicle's Clinton endorsement a month ago, this is a major blow to Trump.Dallas Morning News has endorsed the GOP nominee for decades. Today that tradition ends. https://t.co/DSAX2uyUd1 pic.twitter.com/9LNsDoQdWs— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) September 6, 2016
Maybe the idea of Texas joining Georgia and Arizona as the newest swing state still seems a little crazy to some. That's certainly understandable considering the state's very red status for decades. But Hillary Clinton and her campaign are certainly paying attention, and there are hints that the voters of Texas are receptive to her message.
And with Donald Trump as her opponent...anything is possible.
As always, stay tuned...
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