According to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, Donald Trump has lost the support of 52% of Texas voters, while 62% of independents reported they would not be casting a ballot for Trump in November. While it’s hardly surprising that Donald Trump is increasingly unpopular amongst Texans, it also provides ample opportunity for Texas Democrats to mobilize our movement and block Trump from winning a second term at the ballot box.
“He’s clearly underperforming,” said Daron Shaw, a government professor at UT-Austin who is a co-director of the poll.
Donald Trump corrupts the nation’s highest office and perpetuates the divisiveness that’s pulling this country apart, and Texas voters know that. He has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for abusing the power of the presidency, all the while spearheading dehumanizing policies that Texans across the state feel the effects of.
As the latest poll indicates, Donald Trump’s favorability is plummeting, reinforcing that Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country. Between now and November, Texas Democrats will continue mobilizing the Democratic movement, registering new likely-Democratic voters, and holding the president accountable for his dishonorable actions.
Texas voters know that the president is not working for them, but rather for his own personal gain. From posting insulting tweets that exemplify his inflated sense of self, to locking children in cages, to ordering the Pentagon to divert $3.8 billion intended to build fighter jets, ships, vehicles, and National Guard equipment to build Trump’s wall, Donald Trump has no place in Texas, and the voters of our great state know that.
Texans know that this election, everything is on the line. We must restore honor in the office of the presidency. When voters head to the polls this November, they will elect Democrats up and down the ballot, and Texas will single-handedly block Donald Trump from returning to the White House.