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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:51 PM

Trump is unpopular in Texas. The state won't sit quietly.

The Senate isnít the only place where Donald Trumpís presidency hangs in the balance.

In Texas, the nationís biggest, most important red state, Trumpís disapproval rating has consistently lagged behind many of the 30 states he carried in 2016. This potentially puts the state ó a must-win for the president if there ever was one ó in play for 2020.

To think Trumpís unpopularity in Texas is because of Twitter, or Ukraine, or the media, or a smear job by the left is to underestimate the problem. The reality is that Trumpís signature policies are out of step with what most Texans want.

Take Trumpís threat of tariffs against Mexico as punishment for the flow of unauthorized immigrants across the border. While railing against Mexico might work at a campaign rally in the Midwest, Texans perceive it as a direct threat to their bottom lines. Mexico is Texasís biggest trading partner, accounting for nearly 35 percent of state exports in 2018. In comparison, Mexico accounts for only 5.8 percent of exports for Ohio.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/31/trump-is-unpopular-texas-state-wont-sit-quietly/

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Reply Trump is unpopular in Texas. The state won't sit quietly. (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2019 OP
TexasTowelie Dec 2019 #1
Gothmog Dec 2019 #3
Gothmog Dec 2019 #2
dalton99a Jan 2020 #7
gay texan Dec 2019 #4
czarjak Jan 2020 #5
dalton99a Jan 2020 #6
Scruffy1 Jan 2020 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:05 PM

1. Pretty much what I've been saying for months and I was thrashed for stating that opinion. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:08 PM

3. You and I are seeing the change up close and first hand

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:07 PM

2. Texas will be a battleground state if Biden is the nominee

I and a good number of real democrats are working to turn Texas blue. Romney won Texas by 16%. Trump was held to % and Carnival Cruz won by 3%. After the 2010 election,, the GOP had 101 seats in the Texas house compare to 49 seats for the Democrats which was a super majority. Democrats picked up 12 seats in the Texas house in 2018 and two congressional seats (Lizzie Fletcher and Coin Allred). We need 9 seats to flip the Texas House and the DCCC is targeting 6 seats. Progress was being made before trump but trump may accelerate the conversion of Texas to a battleground state

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:32 PM

7. +1

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:35 PM

4. I'll believe it when I see it

In my area, they are still full on "derp"

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Response to gay texan (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 03:10 PM

5. The die-hards never die easily, unfortunately.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 04:31 PM

6. Texas will turn blue before Florida

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is what my crystal ball says

2018 results:

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 1, 2020, 10:10 PM

8. I think you are right.

Florida's population averages about 41 years of age and Texas about 34 years. That's a huge spread. Houston, Dallas-Ft. Woth, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso are already fairly even or Democratic. I live in El Paso, which is about 80% Democratic. It all depends on how the suburbs of Dallas go. I'm forecasting a blue 2020 in the presidential race. I live right on the border and billions of dollars cross here every year. Forest products, farm machinery, industrial equipment and you name it goes to Mexico. Produce by the train load, appliances, cars and car parts are some of the major imports. Trucking and rail are what built El Paso.

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