A new Public Policy Polling survey in Texas finds Joe Biden just ahead of Donald Trump in the presidential race, 48% to 46%.
In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. John Cornyn (R) leads challenger MJ Hegar (D), 42% to 35%.
A new Monmouth poll finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the presidential race nationally, 53% to 41%.
Key takeaway: “Half of the nation’s electorate says they have ruled out voting for Donald Trump in November, while 4 in 10 say the same about Joe Biden.”
Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: “Joe Biden’s currently strong lead in the presidential race is being felt in the suburbs, which if it lasts could imperil Republicans in some of their formerly dark red turf.”
“Texas merits special attention, where as many as 10 Republican-held House seats could become vulnerable if Trump were to lose the state.”
Key takeaway: “We have 11 House rating changes, 10 of which benefit Democrats.”
“Joe Biden has picked up support among young people as marches against racism and police violence prompt new activism, even though many protesters said they aren’t enthusiastic about the presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“A series of recent polls found the former vice president has expanded his lead over President Trump with younger voters, gaining among a demographic Mr. Biden lost to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary race.”
And then there is this.…
“I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi. The blacks are having lots of events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too.”
— Mississippi election commissioner Gail Welch, quoted by the Hattiesburg American.