FARMERS BRANCH, Texas -- Texas voters go to the polls on March 4 for the presidential primary, and if a poll on the Democratic side by the Texas Credit Union League provides any clues, Hillary Clinton looked to be ahead of Barack Obama at press time.
The poll, an annual rite of the league, is commissioned when a primary or general election is held. This year it surveyed 800 potential voters who were asked about state and federal issues.
The polling firms, both headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, also asked Texans their opinions about CUs. Voters have a favorable view of CUs by a wide margin, according to the league.
In the Lone Star State, roughly half of Democrats or 52% belong to CUs, while 47% of Republicans belong, said the survey.
The poll also asked voters about CU/bank differences and about financial concerns including identity thefts and product choices.
Regarding the Democratic Presidential race, Clinton led Obama 49-41%, according to the poll, with John McCain ahead of Mike Huckabee by 45%-41% with Ron Paul at 6%.
In terms of Texas issues, "illegal immigration continues to be the driving issue among Republican primary voters, while Democratic primary voters are more concerned with education," said the league.