President Donald Trump’s approval rating is underwater in Texas. That’s according to a new poll released today by the nonprofit leadership group, Texas Lyceum. Of the 1000 surveyed, 54 percent say they disapprove of the job Trump is doing as President compared to 42 percent who approve.


But the results vary significantly by party, with 85 percent of Republicans giving the President positive marks. Eighty-six percent of Democrats don’t like Trump’s job performance.


The poll also looked at the 2018 elections. But it shows most people aren’t yet paying attention to the matchup between Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

The two are tied at 30 percent support, with 37 percent saying they have not thought about the race.


“We’re just kind of taking an early look and seeing what the floor is for all these candidates — and it’s pretty even at this point,” Joshua Blank, Texas Lyceum Research Director, said.


Another possible challenger to Cruz, Congressman Joaquin Castro, fares slightly better, with 35 percent of Texas adults saying they support him over Cruz at 31 percent.


Click here to check out the full results of day one and two of the Texas Lyceum 2017 poll.


Posted by Karina Kling