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(114,904 posts)
Tue Feb 23, 2016, 07:56 AM Feb 2016

UT/TT Poll: Clinton 54%, Bernie 44%

UT/TT Poll: Clinton Still Leads in Texas, But Margin Has Narrowed
Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders has narrowed considerably in Texas but remains in the double digits among the state’s likely Democratic primary voters, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

The former secretary of state is leading, with 54 percent, a week before the Texas primary, while Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has the support of 44 percent of the respondents.

Texas voters have six other choices on the Democratic presidential primary ballot: Martin O’Malley, Roque “Rocky” de la Fuente, Willie Wilson, Star Locke, Keith Judd and Calvis Hawes. None attracted significant support from the poll’s respondents.

“This race is narrowing, but not narrowing in a way for the lines to actually cross — especially in Texas,” said Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin and the poll’s co-director. Clinton will win, he said, but the question mark, is the state’s Hispanic voters and their relatively low propensity to vote. “This will be a double-digit race, but I don’t think it’s going to be a 20-point race.”


And remember, all states allot delegates proportionately. What Bernie needs to do is run ads using Hillary's own words about how we need to send unaccompanied children back to Central American violence to send a message.

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UT/TT Poll: Clinton 54%, Bernie 44% (Original Post) cali Feb 2016 OP
Texas is youceyec Feb 2016 #1
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WE haven't had the election yet. virtualobserver Feb 2016 #3
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firewalls don't exist in polls, they are just notions, and they are only broken by elections virtualobserver Feb 2016 #5
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they are talking about the broken firewall in Nevada virtualobserver Feb 2016 #8
The myth of Sanders breaking the Latino firewall is a myth workinclasszero Feb 2016 #7
Not in Nevada. cali Feb 2016 #10
I don't know cannabis_flower Feb 2016 #9

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(114,904 posts)
10. Not in Nevada.
Tue Feb 23, 2016, 08:48 AM
Feb 2016

And Hillary needs to be exposed as what she really is: Not your nice abuela, but the politician who advocates sending children back to violence.

He needs to hit her with her own ugly, hateful words. And there's plenty there.


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9. I don't know
Tue Feb 23, 2016, 08:45 AM
Feb 2016

my Hispanic husband is for Sanders and says all his friends are for Sanders but most of them can't vote (not citizens).

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