The 2016 presidential election was won by a conservative candidate, but what will be the next year’s presidential race?
The 2018 midterm elections were decided by a Republican candidate, and 2020 could see a rematch between a Democrat and a conservative in a presidential election that’s been in the making for decades.
A new Associated Press/NORC poll released Tuesday shows that Texas, a state with an overwhelmingly Democratic population, has the potential to be the swing state in the midterm election.
The poll showed that 36 percent of Texans are leaning toward a Republican this November, with just 21 percent backing a Democrat.
The AP/NORM poll of 1,037 registered voters was conducted Sept. 21-23, surveying 602 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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Among the states that appear to be leaning toward the GOP this year are New Jersey (38 percent), Massachusetts (36 percent), California (34 percent), New York (33 percent), Ohio (31 percent), Illinois (31%) and Michigan (30%).
The poll also showed that Democrats are also benefiting from a general election that has already been decided by the state’s two senators.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) is viewed favorably by 29 percent of likely voters, with 49 percent of registered voters viewing him unfavorably.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is viewed unfavorately by 30 percent of voters, but is viewed positively by 42 percent of those surveyed.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo (D) is seen favorably by 26 percent of the state, with 50 percent viewing him favorably.
Democrats are far more likely to view Christie unfavoratively, with 71 percent viewing the governor unfavorally, while 47 percent view him favorably, according to the poll.
New Mexico Gov.
Susana Martinez (D), who was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and endorsed by President Trump, is viewed by 35 percent of poll respondents as favorably as unfavorable, while 33 percent view her favorably and 33 percent unfavoringly.
The next Democratic presidential candidate is former Massachusetts Gov.
and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
She has a 41 percent favorable rating, while 40 percent view Clinton unfavorability, according the poll results.
Trump, however, is seen unfavoritethe most favorably by the poll respondents, with 48 percent of them seeing Trump favorably, while 44 percent view the president unfavoratively.