Believe it or not, but Texas is now officially a purple state in the presidential election, according to new data from RealClear Politics’ poll aggregator.
The RCP average shows Trump leading Clinton 43.6% to 38.8% in Texas.
Trump’s lead showed signs of falling in early October, when a poll from the WFAA-TV and Texas TEGNA television stations released on Oct. 13 showed Trump’s lead in Texas over Hillary Clinton to be 47% to 43%, with a 4% margin of error.
Republicans have always had easy wins in Texas, especially the past four elections: Mitt Romney won by 16 points in 201; John McCain by 13 points in 2008; and George W. Bush took his home state by 23 points in 2004 and 22 points in 2000.
Here is the current state map: