President Trump holds a 5-point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in Texas, according to a new poll.
The University of Texas-Texas Tribune poll released Saturday showed Trump at 49 percent support and Biden at 44 percent, with 7 percent of voters saying they were undecided.
Among independent voters, 39 percent favored Trump, 29 percent favored Biden and 32 percent said they haven’t formed an opinion.
The poll suggests that come November, the nation’s second-most populous state could see its closest general election in more than two decades.
In 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Texas by 9 points. In 2012, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) defeated former President Obama by 16 points in the state, and in 2008, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) defeated Obama by 12 points.
The poll also found that 49 percent of Texans “approve strongly” of the president, which is slightly higher than a February poll. Among Republicans, 90 percent say they approve of the job he is doing, while 87 percent of Democrats say they disapprove.