New Univision Texas Polls Say Sanders Doubled Support With Both Overall Voters and Latino Voters Since September

Feb 28, 2020
3:43 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders waves to his supporters during a campaign event on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

On the Friday before Tuesday’s Texas Democratic primary, two polls released by Univision said that Bernie Sanders has doubled his support with both overall Texas voters and Texas Latino voters since a similar poll was published last September.

In addition, according to the two polls, Sanders leads all Texas voters with 26% of support. He also leads Texas Latino voters with 31%, as well as white Texas voters (21%), Texas women voters (29%), 18-29 Texas voters (42%) and 30-49 Texas voters (30%). Joe Biden leads with Black Texas voters (29%) and 50+ Texas voters (26%).


A Univision media release shared the following findings:


  • Sanders doubled his support among registered Democratic voters in the state, from 13% to 26% since the last Univision poll in Texas (Sep 2019).
  • Health care costs remain the biggest concern among registered voters in Texas.
  • Texas is evenly divided: 46% of registered voters say they will support any Democratic candidate, while 45% say they will support President Trump.
  • Mike Bloomberg has caught up to Joe Biden in second place among all Texans registered to vote.

These are the cross-tabs of the overall Texas poll:


  • Sanders doubled his support among Latino registered Democratic voters in the state, from 16% to 31% since since the last Univision poll in Texas (Sep 2019).
  • 81% of Latinos registered in Texas claim to be strongly (51%) or somewhat (30%) in favor of a proposed Medicare For All plan.
  • Strong approval of President Trump’s job performance among registered Latino voters in Texas increased from 16% to 22% over last five months.
  • Bloomberg outperforms Biden among Latinos registered in Texas.

These are the cross-tabs of the overall Texas Latino poll:

The methodology of both these polls is as follows:

“On behalf of Univision Communications Inc., Latino Decisions conducted a statewide poll of Texas registered voters with an oversample of Texas Latinos. The poll was overseen by Univision polling director Dr. Sergio Garcia-Rios. Overall 1,004 Texas registered voters, including 504 Latinos, were interviewed from combination of landline, cell phone, and online completion modes. All voters were randomly selected and given the opportunity to complete the interview in English or Spanish, at their discretion. Randomized stratified sampling was employed to ensure the appropriate balance of Latinos across state, gender, age, education, and nativity. Post-stratification weights were applied to bring the sample into alignment with the Census CPS estimates of registered voters in Texas. Overall 9% of interviews were in Spanish and 91% in English; 24% Spanish and 76% English among the Latino sample. The final Texas statewide survey contains an overall design error of +/- 3.1%. For the Latino sample the possible error is 4.4%. The survey was in the field February 21-26, 2020.”