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While Hillary Clinton has as many as 15 percentage points on Donald Trump in national polls, that's not the case in Texas, according to the latest KTVT-TV (Channel 11)/Dixie Strategies Poll.
Data released Thursday shows 46 percent of likely voters in Texas casting their ballots for the Republican nominee if the elections were today. Clinton had the support of 35 percent of likely voters.
|KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll (Texas Aug. 8-9)|
Of those surveyed, nearly 60 percent hold a negative opinion of Trump; nearly 37 percent have a "very favorable" or "somewhat favorable" opinion of him.
More than 66 percent of Texans surveyed said they view Clinton "very unfavorably" or "somewhat favorably." The Democratic nominee was described as "somewhat favorable" or "very favorable" by 31 percent of those surveyed.
Clinton polled well with Hispanic Texans. The poll showed Clinton taking 48 percent of the Latino vote to Trump's 32 percent.
Black voters also favored Clinton. More than 71 percent of black voters in Texas said they would vote for Clinton if the election were held today. Trump received about 13 percent.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Trump holds a lead of more than 7 percentage points, but voters in the metroplex favor Clinton slightly more than in other parts of the state.
Slightly more than 9 percent of the state's voters remain undecided while another 9 percent are shown to be casting ballots for third party candidates.
The KTVT-CBS 11/Dixie Strategies Poll was conducted Aug. 8-9 and includes the viewpoints of 1,018 likely voters across Texas, who were contacted and surveyed by phone. The results include 448 Republicans, 305 Democrats and 265 others. It has a 3.1 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level.
The poll is an automated telephone poll, in which people responded by pushing buttons. Public opinion experts don't consider that a top-notch polling method because a live interviewer isn't able to confirm who is responding.