Gun control sugar daddy Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety is spending nearly $10-million this fall in an attempt to turn Texas blue, but a new poll by YouGov shows just how unpopular gun control is in the Lone Star State. Granted, the survey didn’t ask specifically about any gun control laws, but it did ask about the popularity of Texas politicians, and let’s just say Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke may be demanding a recount.
We’ll get to that in a few paragraphs, but let’s start with the good news for President Donald Trump. According to the YouGov poll, which was commissioned by the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation and Rice University’s Baker Institute, Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by seven points, 47.5% to 40.5%. Among likely voters the margin narrows, but Trump still holds a lead outside of the margin of error.
Among the most likely voters, 49.5% reported they would vote for Trump while 44.1% reported they would vote for Biden. Unsurprisingly among this more motivated set of voters, only one in twenty (5.0%) remains undecided while 1.1% and 0.3% signal they would cast a vote for Jorgensen and Hawkins respectively. When the 5.0% who were unsure were pressed on whether they were leaning a little more toward either Trump or Biden, 23.3% stated they were leaning a little more toward Trump while 15.9% indicated they were leaning a little more toward Biden, with the remaining 60.9% not signaling even a slight preference between the two.