WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is leading his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the solidly Republican state of Texas by six points primarily because of strong support from elderly voters, a Public Policing Polling (PPP) poll revealed on Tuesday.
"Trump's lead is based entirely on his holding a 63-33 advantage among seniors," the poll summary stated. "With voters under 65, Clinton leads him 49-45."
In the 2012 presidential election, then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney beat current President Barack Obama by 16 points in Texas.
The last Democrat to win the state of Texas in a presidential election was Jimmy Carter in 1976.
The margin of error in this poll was 3.2 percent.