That whole thing last week about Texas being declared a swing state? Yeah, not so much. Real Clear Politics has adjusted it back to "Leans Trump," thanks to this poll conducted for the Austin American-Statesman. It has Trump ahead of Clinton by 7 percentage points even without Jill Stein.
Wait, "without Jill Stein"? And then you try to make it look like your Crosswind/Pulse polling crew decided all on their own to omit her? I know it's a cliché, but...Statesman, you're fired.
Nonetheless, RCP shows Clinton close to the 270 electoral votes required for victory, especially after putting Pennsylvania back in her column.
I don't know how much confidence one can put in a poll of 800 respondents, with so many of them undecided even with early voting underway, and one of the names on the ballot not included. But the folks at RCP have deemed it worthy.
Chuck Kuffner has some musings on the Statesman results here.
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