Poll: Democratic Challengers to John Cornyn Still Largely Unknown to Texas Voters

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As if taking down GOP Sen. John Cornyn in 2020 wasn't tough enough given the three-term Texas incumbent's $12 million war chest, new polling suggests Democrats face yet another hurdle.

Namely, lots of voters don't even know who his challengers are.



A week before the March 3 primary, more than half of Texas voters don’t know enough to form an opinion on any of the Dems vying for the seat, according to a new poll from the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs.

With 41% support from Democratic voters who have a preference, U.S. Air Force vet MJ Hegar leads the pack. However, the second-ranked candidate, state Sen. Royce West has support from just 12.3% support.



Beyond that, more than half of Democratic primary voters said they've got no opinion on Hegar, and 37.4% don’t know who they are going to vote for. Another 8.8% said they didn't plan to vote for any of the 12 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination.

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